Assistant Tree Farm Manager

Responsibilities include assisting the Farm Manager with the following:                                                                    

  • Maintaining the care of plants, flowers, and trees
  • Supervise people and resources to ensure the production of healthy and beautiful flowers, plants, and trees that will be sold to the public or wholesale retailers
  • Direct nursery staff to cultivate and harvest trees, flowers, shrubs and other plants
  • Provide training to the nursery staff
  • Protect nursery plants from diseases, weeds, insects and pests
  • Implement the best standards in nursery management issues
  • Must maintain clean work areas
  • Able to handle a fast-paced, high pressure environment during peak season especially
  • Ensure all operating procedures are followed

Requirements:

  • Degree in horticulture or a related field is required
  • Two years of experience as a nursery/greenhouse worker
  • Ability to supervise others
  • Valid G driver’s license with a clean abstract
  • Fluent English required
  • Ability to speak Spanish is an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of plant propagation and cultivation
  • Able to handle changes in temperature and humidity
  • Familiarity with pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers, and watering and planting procedures
  • Must be professional, dependable, organized and have attention to detail
  • Must have a great work ethic, be a team-player and have an entrepreneurial drive
  • Able to use Microsoft office software such as Outlook, Word and Excel
Job Category: Tree Farm
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Toronto

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