Job Posted 8/23/2023
Syngenta Group
Alva, FL 33920
United States
Category Farming Jobs
Job Description

Company Description

About Syngenta 

Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.  

Job Description

About Us 

Through leading innovations, we help farmers around the world meet the challenge of feeding a growing population and taking care of our planet. We are currently seeking an Syngenta Flowers team is currently seeking a Grower in Alva, FL.

You will help meet the world’s most pressing needs by: 

  • Execute outlined growing procedures and process to deliver quality cuttings that meet customer
  • requirements on a consistent basis
  • Responsible for the growing and crop culture of assigned crops
  • Provide strong hands-on technical skills and knowledge of horticulture crop production to produce the
  • highest quality cuttings
  • Work in collaboration with all teams on site to implement growing protocols and
  • be able to communicate with farm leadership team


  • Responsible for all aspects of growing of assigned crops and NPI grown at Syngenta Alva farm in close cooperation with other growers and production manager.
  • Guide and direct the growing process for assigned crops and be able to conduct several trials.
  • Responsible for propagation, irrigation, fertilizer, plant growth regulator application, crop
  • maintenance.
  • Work with IMP and pathology departments on monitoring and diagnosis of insect and disease in compliance with WPS practices.
  • Work with operations team to resolve growing issues and deliver the highest quality products.
  • Responsible to program and monitor the environmental control computer as per the crop requirements
  • Manage crop nutrients standards and interpret nutrient testing results to solve production problems and optimize growing conditions.
  • Update internal growing protocols, procedures, processes and work instructions in collaboration with other team members based on the current production practices.
  • Train and advise your team members on best growing practices, new learnings, and crop maintenance.
  • Consistent crop walk with growing team to ensure the stock is grown according to plan and document action items or changes made.
  • Proactively monitor and scout the stock for early detection of pests in concert with IPM.
  • Responsible for physical integrity of growing equipment and structures.
  • Supervise and instruct assigned employee to daily tasks.
  • Weekend work will be required and frost patrol depending on weather conditions.
  • Ensure all HSES and phytosanitary protocols are implemented, followed, and enforced
  • Adherence to all applicable HSE and other corporate policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Assist in presenting of all safety training classes.
  • Ensure all equipment is properly calibrated and routinely inspected.



  • 2-3 years related experience preferred.
  • 5 years horticulture preferred.
  • Minimum B.S. degree in Horticulture, Agriculture, or related plant science is required.
  • Knowledge of crop production, and growing cycles,
  • Some growing experience and technical expertise in floriculture crop production is preferable.
  • Capable of solving production problems and implementing new growing ideas that make business sense
  • Some Experience in IPM is desirable
  • Be able to create and update S&OP for growing process.
  • Knowledge or familiarity with ornamental/Cutting production is preferable.
  • Skills with Microsoft Suite of Office programs (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access).
  • Must be Fluent in English, Spanish fluency is desirable
  • Experience in working with horticulture crops preferred
  • Labor management and some green house and field growing experience is preferable.
  • Supervision and training skills.


What We Offer: 

  • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts the same day you do 
  • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution 
  • Open Vacation Policy with a minimum of 15 days of vacation and up to 30 days with manager approval, 9 Paid Holidays 
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, Corporate Discounts among others 
  • A culture that promotes work/life balance, celebrates diversity, and offers numerous family-oriented events throughout the year 
  • Salary Range: $53,600-$67,000


Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. 


Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)  



Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) 



Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) 




Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


United States