Job Title: Hydroponics & Aquaponics Farm Management

Company : Hydrilla

Location : Bangalore

Interested people can mail their resume to sales@hydrilla.in

  • At Hydrilla, we’re on a mission to give people in local communities everywhere access to the freshest, most amazing tasting produce possible. And to do so in a way that’s better for the planet.
  • The people and teams who make up Hydrilla are at the core of how we do that. We are an ag-tech company looking for a Research Associate who is excited to enhance all aspects of our vegetable/ herb research and development. If you enjoy working in a fast-paced energetic environment, you've found the right place!

Job description:

  • The farm manager should have a thorough understanding of what makes a species cost-effective and how (and when) each specimen should be grown in a hydroponic environment. They’ll need to understand the equipment well enough to maintain and inspect it as well as make minor repairs. Our hydroponics & aquaponics farm manager will also be asked to work with our clients to both satisfy their current needs and explore new business opportunities. They’re expected to stay up to date about new hydroponics technology and assist with administrative duties as needed.

 

Irrigation system:

  • Mix of A-frame NFT tower, Dutch bucket system, Grow Bag System, Trough System and Recirculating deep water culture with Hydroponics & Aquaponics.

Responsibilities:

  • Setting standards for growing all specimens, including the schedule and nutrient intake
  • managing pest, disease and weed control programmes, commensurate with hygiene and health standards
  • Ensuring proper preparation for harvesting times
  • Maintaining or replacing hydroponic equipment
  • Monitoring and ordering supplies
  • Experimenting with growing conditions to improve efficiency
  • Explore new revenue opportunities
  • Testing water quality on a regular basis
  • Suggesting marketing strategies to better promote products
  • Maintaining accurate books

 

Necessary Skills & Qualifications:

  • BSC / BE -  Horticulture
  • 1 year or 2 years of experience in a hydroponic farm
  • Extensive knowledge of botany and the art of growing plants without soil
  • Excellent people skills
  • Ability to lead a large team during harvest time
  • Forward-thinking mindset, able to see the big picture at all times
  • Ability to conduct formal training sessions and presentations
  • Interest in the hydroponic industry
  • Graduation/Certification course in agriculture related field

About Hydrilla:

Hydrilla is a new kind of Agrotech for a new kind of world. We’re on a mission to bring fresh, local produce to communities everywhere in a way that’s better for the environment by using 1% of the water, 1% of the land, and none of the synthetic pesticides or fertilizers of conventional agriculture. Our local field-scale indoor farms are creating a healthier, more delicious and sustainable future.

We're a smart and fun group of people working hard to setup farms where we grow pesticide-free vegetables that can go straight from farm to table, by marrying technology and plant science. We are not consultants. We are farmers. We help setup farms for others, but we do not deviate from our primary goal of farming and producing good quality vegetables.