Water Technician Assistant-2nd Shift

In this position, you will report directly to the Water Tech. Systems Manager of the Devens Greenhouse and work closely with our diverse team of highly skilled Growers and Water Technicians. The purpose of this position is to support the Water Technical Systems Manager and Technicians in maintaining and operating the water technical equipment to ensure optimal system performance. We use one of the most advanced horticultural climate control computers in the industry for a fully automated and data driven approach to operate and maintain these systems daily. This position is critical to the success of the greenhouse, in which every aspect of the growing cycle relies on the water technical systems. All systems are maintained and running 24 hours/day year-round, making this a demanding and challenging but rewarding position. 

Work is self-guided, analytical and hands-on, involving learning and using state-of-the-art hydroponic technology to grow high-yielding, high quality lettuce for the East coast market. This position requires a can-do attitude, passion for learning, strong work ethic, sense of accountability, and desire to be an integral part of a small, close-knit team.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Support managing system alarms related to water tech. and climate control systems. 
  • Equipment includes irrigation units, lights, fogging, sensors, roof washing/painting equipment, fans, boilers, and chillers.
  • Assist the water technicians in daily preventative maintenance and predictive maintenance on equipment. 
  • Assist in weekly preventative maintenance tasks including: 
  • Cleaning filters, cleaning and calibrating sensors, taking hand measurements for various water parameters, flushing and cleaning fertilizer dosing units, 
  • Install, maintain, modify, and repair simple to moderately complex PVC water systems. 
  • Replacing above crop HPS and LED lights.   
  • Ensure proper reading and calibration of pH and EC sensors. 
  • Expected to adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP and HACCP guidelines, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained.
  • Inspect greenhouse irrigation systems to ensure plants are being fed properly and repair leaks and other issues.

  • High School Diploma/GED required; 2-year tech degree in related field strongly preferred. 
  • Basic plumbing and mechanical knowledge preferred but will train the right candidate.  
  • Knowledge and experience using basic hand and power tools. 
  • Good sense of accountability; must be a responsible and reliable team player with a positive attitude, high level of maturity, and strong work ethic. 
  • Must be able to lift, carry and balance up to 75 lbs. (150 lbs. with assistance) with extreme care and caution when working with plants and products.
  • Ability to meet physical demands including reaching, climbing, bending, walking, standing, and performing repetitive work.
  • Comfortable working in conditions that include heights, heat, and high intensity lighting.

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