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Greenhouse Technician - 00052

Enko

Enko

Mystic, CT, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Job:

Greenhouse Technician - 00052

Department:

Biology

Location:

Mystic, CT USA

Date:

April 17, 2024

Summary

At Enko we believe that to create the future the world wants, we need to change the way the world grows. Our goal is not just to create something better, but to play a part in something bigger. Enko discovers and develops novel products for farmers to protect their crops from pests and disease.

Key Facts

  • Our products address a $70 billion core market focused on crop health with expansion into adjacent markets worth $300+ billion.
  • We have $150 million in capitalization, with $80 million raised as part of a Series C in December 2022.
  • Our global investors include Anterra Capital, Nufarm, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Eight Roads Ventures, Finistere Ventures, Rabo Food & Agri Innovation Fund, Novalis LifeSciences, Syngenta, Taher Gozal, Germin8 Ventures, TO Ventures Food, Endeavor8, Connecticut Innovations, Silver Blue LLC, and Alumni Ventures Group.
  • We have over 40 novel pipeline programs and 5 strategic partnerships announced, including Syngenta and Bayer
  • Our headquarters and research facility in Mystic, CT has 90,000 square feet of state-of-the-art labs and computer-controlled greenhouses built for pre-field experimentation and scale.

Our agricultural invention platform, Enkompass™, uses A.I. and machine learning to create more effective ways of finding and selecting the right treatments for the right targets. Led by a team of proven scientists, entrepreneurs, and industry veterans, Enko’s innovative science, agile design, and discovery of new modes of action is producing next-generation crop protection solutions that will overcome the critical challenges facing industry. The industry has taken notice, and we have active projects with many key industry players…with more to come!

We are hiring across the organization to achieve our desired growth objectives, and our best asset is our team members. We value you and your career journey. We focus on impact over hours!

Key Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • The work will require contact with plants and soil possibly in dusty, hot and humid greenhouses or growth chambers.
  • Ability to lift regularly up to 50 pounds of weight.
  • Requires walking and standing 80% of the time.

Description

ENKO is seeking a part-time Greenhouse Technician to support the greenhouse team by completing daily tasks aimed to plant production for experimental use.

This position will work approximately 20 hours per week.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with the greenhouse team to support weekly tasks including preparing soil and pots for planting, transplanting small seedling, harvest and threshing plants and seed cleaning.
  • Complete routine logistic organization by assisting in shipping and receiving material, restocking of greenhouse and planting supplies.
  • Housekeeping of several working areas and spaces including discarding plant and soil material according to required procedures, cleaning greenhouse benches and floors, and managing waste disposal.
  • Specific duties include but are not limited to:
  • Restocking of greenhouse and planting supplies
  • Washing trays and planting utensils
  • Mixing soil
  • Filling pots for plantings
  • Discarding greenhouse assays
  • Vacuuming, soaping flood tables and greenhouses floors
  • Trash removal
  • Greenhouse screen, window and drain cleaning
  • Seed harvesting and cleaning
  • Receiving and delivery of packages

Education

Completed High School (minimum) and/or above.

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Please submit your cover letter and resume, with salary requirements, to Careers@Enko.ag

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