Job Summary:

The IPM Scout is responsible for monitoring the greenhouse growing area and crop, checking for signs and symptoms of pests and diseases. This position will implement measures and apply biological controls to minimize the risk of damage to a plant and its fruit, and ensure quality produce is available to meet company standards and customer demands.


  • Daily inspect greenhouse crops using Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques and track threats using GPS technology
  • Identify and remove yield limiting threats such as insects, diseases, weeds
  • Document and/or photograph all findings; complete inspection reports, and provide reports to Head Grower
  • Apply preventative measures and control products; document action taken
  • Comply with SOPs, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), Food Safety, Health and Safety, and company policies and procedures; ensure standards consistently meet expectations • Other core expectations as defined by the company

Required Skills / Experience / Education:

  • Secondary school diploma or equivalent (required); 2-year degree in Horticulture, Agriculture, or related field preferred
  • Minimum two (2) years’ experience or equivalent amount of experience and post secondary education required
  • Intermediate level of computer skills; working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and in a team
  • Strong organizational and time management abilities; demonstrated
  • Strong verbal, written and communication skills; proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrate keen attention to detail and task-related accuracy as well as consistent follow-through skills
  • Ability to work at heights up to 15 feet

Work Conditions:

  • Hours of work may vary depending on business needs.; flexibility required
  • This role operates in a hot, humid environment, where temperatures range from 90-100°F or more depending on the time of year. The noise level in the work environment can be loud due to packaging machinery, and forklift truck operation
  • Role frequently requires the ability to stand, walk, bend, twist, use hands to handle or feel product, and reach with hands as well as visual requirements to complete inspections
  • The position requires the ability to regularly lift to 30-pounds, occasionally up to 50-pounds
  • This role regularly requires the employee to work at height up to 15 feet using a platform lifting device or scissor lift

Pure Hothouse Foods is committed to providing an accessible and barrier-free environment. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please contact the Human Resources department if an accommodation is required.

Posted on: September 7, 2021


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