Nursery Grower Supervisor

Recruiter
Location
England, Lincolnshire
Salary
£22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted
13 Sep 2017
Closes
13 Oct 2017
Ref
DS9598
Contact
Dianne Saunders
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent


This specialist nursery stock producer who also produce a large range of fuchsias, evergreens, shrubs and fruit bushes, producing in excess of 5 million units, over 15 acres of glasshouses and tunnels, over 4 sites in the Boston and Spalding area are supplying most of the major supermarkets and multiples. This includes a dedicated propagation unit producing over 3 million units. They are currently looking to recruit a Grower Supervisor to join their team.

The Role

Supervision of staff.
Maintaining correct moisture levels in pots.
Crop trimming and spacing as required.
Mixing/applying feeds and checking nutrient levels.
Maintaining Glasshouse environments, including daily maintaining checks on all relevant machinery and carrying out any training required.
Weed control in cropping and non-cropped areas.
Monitoring for P&D and working with the Technical Manager to implement spray programmes.
Chemical spraying (PA1 and PA6 required)
Maintaining chemical and fertiliser inventories.
Applying biological controls
All other plant husbandry work.
Personal qualities
Ability to work independently.
Team player
Positive 'can do ' attitude'
Attention to detail
Reliable
Self-motivated
A willingness to learn


The Candidate

Must haves:

PA1 and PA6 spraying qualifications
Horticultural qualification in production horticulture
Technical knowledge of growing principles, including irrigation and pest and disease and crop protection.
Experience working in production horticulture
Experience of leading a team

Salary

£22,000 to £25,000 but dependent on experience and qualifications. To include some weekend work and overtime in busy times.