IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is currently recruiting for an ASSISTANT GROWER for our Lower Mainland, BC client.
Our client is a nursery wholesaler of premium quality plants based in the Lower Mainland.
We are looking for an Assistant Grower who will be responsible for growing and managing a team of direct reports. The successful incumbent will be responsible for ensuring plants meet established grades and standards. This position reports directly to the Head Grower. Our client is open to relocation for the right candidate.
Develop and implement plant maintenance schedules
Manage all aspects of the growing environment – heating, shading, venting, etc.
Manage crops to achieve target grades and projected finish dates
Manage preventative spray programs
Supervision, mentorship and training of staff
Complete daily/weekly reports
Assist with the development of fertilization schedules
Monitor and assist with transplant protocols, as well as report back any plant-loss or plant-mix problems
Regularly review new transplant locations
Assist in cutting coordination of liners for standard propagation
Develop and update winterization schedules
Direct Environmental Services on issues involving weeds, insects, and diseases
Advise management when repairs & modifications to the growing environment are necessary
Work with parallel departments to ensure quality through the ship date
Work with the other staff to research the growing parameters for soils, fertilization, top-dresses, and application requests to improve crop yield
A degree or formal education in horticulture combined with growing experience in ornamental horticulture of container plants is required
Minimum 3 years of plant growing experience
Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
A proven ability and interest in plant growing
Must be able to lead and motivate people to meet departmental and individual goals
Must have a working knowledge of computer programs
Able to work extra hours as required to meet department objectives
High-level of proficiency in the English language, both written and spoken
Able to lift up to 50 lbs
Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply today in confidence by sending your resume as a MS Document to: email@example.com
ONLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED