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Greenhouse Director of Production - Center Moriches (NY) USA


 

 

 

 

Greenhouse Director of Production

Kurt Weiss Greenhouses Inc.

Center Moriches, NY

 

 

Our Company

Kurt Weiss Greenhouses is a family-owned and operated business that is proud to produce high quality greenhouse and floriculture crops for over 100 years.  With headquarters on Long Island, NY and satellite facilities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, we are uniquely positioned to grow a wide range of crops to meet the needs of our customers.  While as a company we are steeped in the traditions that have made us successful, we also embrace the cutting edge technologies that maintain us as a leader in the greenhouse industry.

 

Position Overview

The Director of Production for the New York facilities holds a pivotal role in the daily operations of our greenhouse facilities.  This is a proactive and goal driven position requiring someone who is highly organized with excellent communication skills.  The Director of Production will be working to oversee the day to day functions of the greenhouse production areas ensuring that all processes, training requirements, schedules, policies and procedures are followed and that the set production goals are met. 

 

Major Areas of Responsibility Include:

  • Planning and supervising the daily/weekly work schedules for all of the production crews
  • Conducting training sessions with the production crew managers on best management practices
  • Serving as a liaison between the managers, production planning and sales fulfillment departments on ways to best coordinate labor efficiencies
  • Coordinating with the management team to ensure that accurate information is communicated to the production crews
  • Motivating employees and identifying the jobs that reflect their skill sets
  • Optimization of space allocation in the various New York production facilities
  • Continuous improvement with regards to streamlining existing procedures, adapting new technologies and integrating production planning software
  • Maintaining accurate records including tracking labor, growing space and production plans

 

Minimum Qualifications (Skills, Knowledge & Abilities):

  • Experience in the horticulture industry is a must
  • Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, plant biology, physiology, biological sciences or agricultural sciences preferred
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of greenhouse growing and facilities preferred
  • Experience in a position requiring critical thinking, problem solving, planning and assessment
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and challenging environment
  • Proficiency in windows based software and capability to learn production planning software
  • Work authorization
    • United States (Required)

 

 

We Offer:

  • Full-time, year round work (40+ hours per week)
  • Friendly, family-oriented work environment
  • Competitive pay commensurate with experience
  • Opportunity for advancement with proven performance and initiative
  • A variety of benefits offered including
    • Health insurance
    • 401(K) with employer match
    • Vacation Pay

 

 

To Apply: jillanne.johnson@kurtweiss.com 

 

 

 


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