Tree Farm-Assistant Manager

Tree Farm – Assistant Manager

We currently have an opening for a Full Time Assistant Manager for our Tree Farm located in North Hamilton-Near African Lion Safari.

This is a Division of INL Group of Companies which has been in business for over 70 years.

Responsibilities include assisting the 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 work either outdoors or indoors – indoors might be at a desk completing paperwork or on the phone, outdoors involves hand-on, physical exertion

· Able to handle a fast-paced, high pressure environment during peak season especially

· Able to work with a diverse workforce

· Able to handle changes in temperature and humidity

· 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

· Willingness to learn and apply that knowledge

· Ability to supervise others

· Valid G driver’s license with a clean abstract, must provide own transportation

· Fluent English required

· Ability to speak Spanish an asset

· Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

· Thorough knowledge of plant propagation and cultivation

· Experienced in greenhouse growing techniques

· Familiarity with pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers, and watering and planting procedures

· Knowledge of various plants and plant names

· 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

· Must be able to handle repetitive tasks such as bending, sitting, crouching and standing for long periods.

· Ability to work extended hours as required including weekends

· Able to use Microsoft office software such as Outlook, Word and Excel

Job Category: Landscape
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Toronto

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