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Greenhouse Repairs and Maintenance Lead

Ohalo Genetics

Ohalo Genetics

Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

Position: Greenhouse Repairs and Maintenance Lead

Location: Mills River, NC

Type: Full-time

Desired start date: ASAP

Below is the pay range for this position that we reasonably expect to pay. Individual compensation is based on various factors including experience, education, skillset, and other relevant qualifications. This range is for the North Carolina location and may be adjusted to the labor market in other geographic areas.

Anticipated compensation range: $27/hr - $31/hr

The Opportunity:

Ohalo Genetics is seeking a skilled and motivated Greenhouse Repairs and Maintenance Lead to join our growing team. This dual-role position involves the maintenance and upkeep of both greenhouse facilities and laboratory spaces dedicated to plant research. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the structural integrity, functionality, and cleanliness of these environments to support ongoing scientific endeavors.


Greenhouse Maintenance:

  • Inspect, repair, and maintain the structural components of the greenhouse, including windows, frames, roofing, and ventilation systems.
  • Troubleshoot and address issues related to heating, cooling, irrigation and CO2 systems to maintain optimal plant growing conditions.
  • Monitor and maintain greenhouse equipment, including boilers, steamers, pumps, sprayers, etc.
  • Collaborate with external contractors for major repairs or modifications to the greenhouse structure.
  • Regularly clean and sanitize the greenhouse to prevent the spread of pests and diseases.

Laboratory Maintenance:

  • Perform routine checks and maintenance on laboratory equipment, including autoclaves, flow hoods, and fume hoods.
  • Ensure the cleanliness and orderliness of laboratory spaces.
  • Participate in maintaining laboratory equipment, including sterilizers, microscopes, and centrifuges, ensuring that they are in proper working condition.
  • Ensure proper functioning of equipment and availability of supplies.
  • Adhere to all safety and sanitation protocols when entering and exiting the laboratory.

General Maintenance:

  • Conduct routine inspections of office space and facility infrastructure, identifying maintenance needs, safety concerns, and repairs.
  • Order, organize, and manage inventory of supplies and equipment for both greenhouse and laboratory settings.
  • Collaborate with team members to implement improvements in maintenance protocols and processes.
  • Adhere to all safety guidelines and protocols when working in both greenhouse and laboratory settings.

Documenting and Reporting:

  • Maintain accurate records of maintenance activities, repairs, and equipment servicing.
  • Document observations, interventions, and maintenance tasks following established protocols.
  • Generate reports summarizing maintenance tasks, issues, and resolutions.


  • High school diploma or equivalent; vocational training or relevant certifications in maintenance or related fields preferred.
  • Previous experience in greenhouse maintenance preferred, particularly in plant research settings.
  • Familiarity with greenhouse equipment, irrigation systems, and plant care practices.
  • Basic knowledge of laboratory procedures, equipment, and safety protocols.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.

Physical Requirements:

  • Capable of performing physical tasks such as lifting and carrying heavy objects (up to 50 lbs), bending, and standing for extended periods of time.
  • Comfortable working in varying environmental conditions, including exposure to heat, humidity, sunlight, and potentially hazardous substances.

If you are a proactive and detail-oriented individual with a passion for maintaining functional and thriving greenhouse and laboratory environments, we look forward to hearing from you. We hope you will consider joining our team and contributing towards the advancement of plant research through your technical expertise and dedication to maintenance excellence. Apply now and embark on an exciting journey with us!

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive pay based on experience and qualifications
  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k), and paid time off
  • Opportunity for professional growth and development within a dynamic and growing company

About Ohalo Genetics:

Ohalo is using an evolutionary lens to reimagine the art and science of plant breeding. We seek to transform breeding and production systems with a goal of helping to sustainably support the world’s growing population.

Notes: If you previously applied for a job at Ohalo Genetics, we encourage you to restate your interest in the position by submitting your application.

No visa sponsorship is available for this position at this time.

No recruiters please.