Research Technician in Santa Rosa, CA at Hawthorne Gardening Co.

Date Posted: 7/30/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

At the Hawthorne Gardening Company (HGC) we want our people to empower more people to garden no matter where and how they choose to grow. We accomplish this by encouraging people to live happier, healthier lives through gardening. If you also feel this way then you’d fit in great with us! 

We are looking for a Research Technician who will grow at our Santa Rosa facility. This is a contract position for up to 11 months.

In this role you will:

  • Set up and manage experiments according to trial documentation provided
  • Routinely inspect research and display plants for irrigation, pest, or other issues, and report any problems to the Research Specialist
  • Record experimental results as directed
  • Enter data onto R&D drive using MS Excel
  • Maintain clean, organized research area

The perfect person will have:

  • Minimum of a high school diploma with experience in hydroponics or plant cultivation
  • AS or BS degree in horticulture, plant science, biology, chemistry, or physical science
  • Experience working with plants in an agricultural or greenhouse/nursery setting
  • Experience with hydroponics and indoor cultivation techniques
  • Experience in a laboratory or research setting.
  • Detail oriented
  • Basic computer skills
  • Service and maintain hydroponic equipment and experimental systems

This is what we will bring to the table:

  • Extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage
  • Discounted gym memberships across the U.S.
  • A highly energetic and fast paced environment at a rapidly growing company
  • Unbelievable 401K match and discounted stock purchasing program
  • Generous vacation day policy in addition to 11 holidays

Not interested in this role? Check out our other career opportunities and learn more about what it’s like to work at Hawthorne Gardening Company by accessing our Talent Network: HGC Talent Network 

The Hawthorne Gardening Company is a start-up company focused on hydroponic gardening. Dedicated to creating high quality products founded in social and environmental responsibility. Backed by the largest lawn and garden company in the U.S. (Scotts Miracle-Gro, NYSE: SMG) we bring new ideas, values, and culture to our endeavors without the constraints of a large corporation. We are an energetic, progressive-minded, sustainability-focused group of highly-motivated individuals, eager to share our love of gardening with the world.

The brands and products within our portfolio include: General Hydroponics, General Organics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, AeroGarden, CanFilters and Gavita Lighting.

Hawthorne Gardening Company is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Hawthorne Gardening Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Hawthorne Gardening Company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.


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