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25 Jun 2021

Full-Time Plant Growth Operations Technician

Terramera – Posted by Terramera Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Job Description


We are seeking a hardworking, roll-up-the-sleeves Plant Growth Operations Technician/Horticulturist who will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day maintenance of Terramera’s state-of-art research greenhouse and growing chambers. This includes the growing, operational, mechanical and administrative components of all growing operations, all of which are very critical to the Company’s mission in developing clean food for the global population while protecting human and plant health. Reporting to the Manager, Plant Growth Operations, this position collaborates closely with other members of the Plant Growth Operations team, scientists and engineers in Research & Development and Facilities team, as well as liaises with external contractors as required.


  • Cultivate plants, ensuring optimal and consistent growth by continually seeking to improve the quality and standards to which the experimental plants are grown
  • Assist in conducting greenhouse trials and growth chamber experiments; producing and maintaining a variety of experimental agriculturally significant crop cultivars to a high standard in order to facilitate multiple simultaneous in-planta studies
  • Support the day-to-day maintenance of the greenhouse facility and growing chambers
  • Recognize and respond to plant diseases and pests, including daily integrated pest management duties
  • Develop and implement experimental growing methods to determine suitable plant health while actively maintaining the integrity of scientific studies
  • Mix and apply fertilizers / nutrients as required
  • Maximize and adjust Priva climate control parameters as needed; utilizing plant growth software and automation programs to aid growth, design, data management and research goals
  • Collect biological and climatic data for in-planta trials
  • Effectively communicate developments, issues, concerns with the rest of the team, and work together to implement an effective resolution
  • Operate an agricultural sprayer effectively while maintaining a safety mindset
  • Ensure all equipment and machinery are in optimal operating condition
  • Clean greenhouse and growing equipment on a daily basis
  • Perform other related duties in keeping with the purpose and accountabilities of the job


  • 2+ years of greenhouse, farming, and/or nursery & gardening experience
  • Post-secondary degree/diploma in Agriculture, Horticulture, Botany, or related scientific field
  • Valid certifications in or ability to get First Aid, Class 5 Driver’s License, and Pesticide Applicators License
  • Experience in operating farm machinery or strong ability to quickly learn it
  • Experience in greenhouse components and operation
  • Strong mechanical skills (i.e. water pumps, air compressors, plumbing, motors and electrical systems)
  • Experience with supplementary lighting, plant nutrition and climate control systems
  • Ability to use microscope, pipette and other biological measurement
  • Experience assisting with writing SOP is an asset
  • Experience assisting with plant pathology, entomology or weed science research and product development is an asset


  • Strong interpersonal, communication and decision-making skills
  • Willingness and flexibility to learn new skills and techniques
  • Flexibility to work in accordance with the needs of experiments being performed
  • Ability to work with a high regard for safety and cleanliness standards
  • Enjoys working in a dynamic, fun team environment


Terramera is a cleantech leader focused on fusing AI, science and nature to create revolutionary technologies that transform how we grow food and solve other world-scale challenges. With its Actigate™ Targeted Performance technology and mission to unlock the intelligence in nature to ensure a world that thrives and provides for everyone, Terramera is committed to reducing global synthetic chemical loads in agriculture by 80 percent, increasing global farm productivity by 20 percent, and increasing soil organic carbon by 100% by 2030. The privately held company was founded in 2010 and has grown to include a world-class bench of engineers, scientists, advisors and investors. Terramera is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has integrated operations that include research labs, robotics workshop, greenhouse and farm, and has more than 200 patents in its IP portfolio.

Our success begins with our people. We’re looking for A-Players who are passionate about making a difference as we are and thrive in environments that are dynamic, challenging and rewarding. Join our movement, as we set a new standard and change the world together as a highly dedicated, innovative, future-focused and solutions-oriented team.

Terramera offers a generous compensation package covering competitive base salary, unlimited paid vacation, options, bonus plan, extended health benefits, transportation and parking subsidies, paid professional development activities, home office equipment, and other attractive elements.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For more information on Terramera, please visit our website at

Terramera is committed to a diverse workforce and we are an equal opportunity employer. 


  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

How to Apply

Please apply directly on our website's career page here 

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Agriculture, Farm, Farming, greenhouse, growing chambers, horticulturist, machinery, plant, and soil science. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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