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HORTICULTURE & GARDEN CENTRE JOBS

Positions: Nursery Grower
Company: Sheridan Nurseries
Location: Georgetown, Halton Region / GTA, Ontario

Sheridan Nurseries Glen Williams & Norval Farms are actively searching for:

Nursery Growers – Permanent, Full Time – Click here to apply

About the Jobs

Our Growers are responsible for overseeing the cultural team within their assigned growing section of our over 1200 cultivars of perennials and hardy nursery stock grown at our Glen Williams and Norval farms located near Georgetown, Ontario. Our Growers are responsible to meet production timelines and sale forecast targets, as well as maintaining the general upkeep and standards of excellence for all plant material contained within their assigned section.

Your Accountabilities

  • Monitor growing areas and crops daily, supervising all activities within assigned section.
  • Assist in implementation of IPM program and ensure that accepted IPM procedures are being maintained.
  • Supervise all pesticide applications within assigned section; apply pesticides, chemicals, and biologicals as required to maintain crop health.
  • Monitor and adjust nutritional programs after testing.
  • Maintain pruning procedures and schedules.
  • Monitor and adjust irrigation applications daily with irrigation technicians.
  • Manage and plan space allocation for new plants scheduled from production, ensuring timely spacing of plants.
  • Train staff within section to perform efficiently and effectively to company standards.
  • Prepare daily task plans for all section associates.
  • Provide timely labour, cultural, and inventory adjustment data; maintain growing records that include specifics about plant growth, fertilization, pest problems, and treatments.
  • Meet production timelines and sale forecast targets.
  • Promote a safe and healthy working environment.
  • Able to join other work crews as priorities require at the direction of Management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
  • Minimum 3 years of related growing experience.
  • Have a Grower pesticide applicators license or be able obtain one within the first 6 months of employment.
  • Effective communication, organization, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and make decisions with an attention to detail.
  • Resourceful and works well independently while supervising a crew.
  • Ability to adapt and prioritize multiple tasks and situations with effective time management skills.
  • Experience with MS Office Suite programs, including Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • You are punctual and dependable, and highly value honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Flexibility to work a variety of shifts including day, evening, weekends, and holidays as scheduled. Plant cultural responsibility begins at potting and extends through harvest.
  • This job requires extended periods of walking and standing, as well as the ability to lift 50lbs and work in various weather conditions and environments.
  • Please be advised that being fully vaccinated for Covid-19 is a condition of employment (subject to any accommodation required under the Ontario Human Rights Code).

Click here to apply

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
If selected, please advise if you require special accommodation to attend the interview.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jun 6 2022    ID: 64719