Full-Time Grower/Labor Manager

Railroad Nursery, Inc
Homestead, Fl

Local Plant Nursery is looking to fill a Full-Time position, averaging 40-45 hours per week, with more hours during the heavy spring shipping season.  Pay for this position depends on individual’s skill level, knowledge and experience.   There is a 90-day trial/training period.

 

Job Duties & Responsibilities

·        Grower is responsible for the overall growing and maintenance of plants to ensure proper plant growth and health

·        Must be able to inspect plants and identify deficiencies, disease and pest infestations

·        Understands and follows protocols to ensure successful plant growth and health

·        Be able to recognize plant health problems and provide treatment suggestions

·        Have Knowledge on Plant Irrigation (moisture management irrigation)

·        Monitors inventory and space requirements

·        Oversees short and long term department equipment, tools and supply needs

·        Works closely with other Managers to maintain task quality and efficiency

·        Works with Sales and Shipping Department to produce inventory pull sheets daily.

 

Requirements & Qualifications

·        College degree preferred and/or 2 to 3 years of growing experience

·        Ability to speak, read and write English and Bi-lingual in Spanish

·        Excellent communication and follow through skills

·        Able to adapt to situations in a quick and positive manner

·        Ability to problem-solve and interact with all levels of management

·        Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously

·        Strong planning, organization and time management skills

·        Ability/Tolerance to working outdoors in Florida year-round

·        Ability to work independently

 

Experience

·        Experience in growing and finishing a variety of plant products

 

 Work Environment

·        The work environment for this position is outdoors, in full sun exposure or in a warehouse/greenhouse area 

·        Candidate should expect to work in inclement weather at times with minimal protection

·        Candidate should expect a dusty or dirty work environment

·        Candidate will be required to work extended hours, weekends and holidays as needed