Star® Roses and Plants is a breeder, introducer and grower of new plant genetics, with propagation, research and development facilities, Greenhouse, a 42+ acre field and corporate offices located in West Grove, PA.
We are seeking a full-time Facility Technician who will be responsible for providing various maintenance functions to ensure the effective operation of the propagation, research and development, Greenhouse facilities, and 42+ acre field.
The ideal candidate will be responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the physical plant and facility by:
> Performing repairs on plumbing, irrigation, heating, air conditioning, and electrical systems of the Greenhouse facility and
field sites as directed by Facilities Manager.
> Providing for security and safety needs on all projects, and promoting safety culture in the workplace.
> Responding to off hour emergency calls.
> Having the ability to operate, diagnose, repair or outsource repair of various types of heavy equipment, such
as front-end loaders, forklifts and tractors.
> Assisting the Field Grower with equipment set up and availability.
> Developing a working knowledge of Argus environmental control system.
> Participating in snow removal activities as directed by Facilities Manager.
> Participates in rotating weekend assignments at the direction of Facilities Manager.
> Accepting additional responsibilities as needed.
> Assisting all departments as needed to ensure the needs of the organization are met.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
4-6 years of equivalent experience and experience operating various types of farm equipment and machinery, such as forklifts, front-end loaders and boilers. An Associate degree or technical certification preferred but not necessary,
Outside and Greenhouse work.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is required to continually stand, walk, and hear. The employee is required to frequently use hands to finger, handle or feel objects or tools or controls, as well as talk and smell. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. On an intermittent basis, the employee is required to sit, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.
The employee must have the ability to continually lift up to 10 pounds and to intermittently lift up to 25 pounds.
While performing outside and greenhouse duties, the employee may be exposed to temperature extremes, humidity, and toxic material, as well as various weather conditions, such as wind and rain.
Normal vision requirements.
0-10% - Occasional regional or local travel to look for equipment, machinery, tools and supplies, as well as to attend company-sponsored events and trade shows.
Must have a valid driver’s license and a driving record that meets the requirements of our insurance company.
We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills required to contribute to our continued growth and success. Equal Opportunity Employer.