The Bridge is an associated company of Egor specialized in worker selection and placement solutions, for specific, short-term or unforeseen situations.
We seek to build solid partnerships, ensure legal obligations and the administrative and contractual management of temporary workers, ensuring compliance with labor law and freeing our clients to focus solely on results.
Greenhouse job: Operator (m/f) – Valado dos Frades (Leiria district)
We are recruiting an operator for a greenhouse job at a client company located in Valado dos Frades, Alcobaça.
- Packaging of flowers and plants;
- Support uploading and downloading;
- Maintenance and cleaning of the space
- Physical Robustness;
- Ease of movement;
- Ability to work in a team and interpersonal relationships;
- Organizational capacity, sense of responsibility, and attendance.
- Employment contract with THE BRIDGE;
- Initial and ongoing training;
- Base salary + food allowance + other benefits applied to the company
If you are interested in this opportunity, click “Send application” to send us your updated CV. Candidates considered will be contacted within a maximum period of 10 working days.
What is a greenhouse job?
A greenhouse job involves working in a greenhouse, which is a controlled environment designed for the cultivation and growth of plants. Greenhouses are often made of transparent materials like glass or plastic to allow sunlight to enter while trapping heat, creating a warm and controlled climate. Greenhouse jobs encompass a wide range of responsibilities and roles, including:
- Plant Cultivation: Greenhouse workers are responsible for planting, caring for, and harvesting a variety of plants, including flowers, vegetables, herbs, and ornamental plants. This may involve tasks such as sowing seeds, transplanting seedlings, watering, fertilizing, and ensuring proper plant growth.
- Pest and Disease Management: Controlling pests and diseases that can affect greenhouse plants is crucial. Workers may need to monitor for infestations, implement pest control measures, and apply pesticides or biological controls as needed.
- Climate Control: Maintaining the ideal climate within the greenhouse is vital for plant health. This includes regulating temperature, humidity, and ventilation. Workers may operate heating, cooling, and irrigation systems to achieve these conditions.
- Crop Rotation: Some greenhouses practice crop rotation to optimize plant health and soil fertility. Workers may be involved in planning and executing crop rotation schedules.
- Research and Development: In research greenhouses, scientists and technicians conduct experiments and studies to develop new plant varieties, test growing techniques, and improve crop yields.
- Greenhouse Management: Managers oversee all aspects of greenhouse operations, including staff supervision, budgeting, inventory management, and overall facility maintenance.
- Propagation: Greenhouse workers may propagate plants by taking cuttings, grafting, or other methods to produce new plants for sale or research purposes.
- Sales and Customer Service: In commercial greenhouses, some workers may be involved in sales and customer service, helping customers choose plants and providing care advice.
- Equipment Maintenance: Regular maintenance of greenhouse equipment, such as irrigation systems, fans, and heating systems, is essential to ensure everything functions properly.
- Environmental Monitoring: Monitoring environmental factors like light levels, soil moisture, and nutrient levels is crucial for optimizing plant growth. This data helps greenhouse workers make informed decisions about plant care.
A greenhouse job can vary widely in terms of required skills and experience. Entry-level positions may involve tasks like basic plant care, while more specialized roles might require knowledge of horticulture, botany, or agricultural science. Greenhouse work can be physically demanding, requiring the ability to lift and move heavy pots or equipment, stand for extended periods, and work in varying weather conditions.
Overall, a greenhouse job plays a vital role in the agriculture and horticulture industries by providing controlled environments for plant growth and ensuring the availability of plants for various purposes, from ornamental landscaping to food production.