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Grower

NATS Nursery is seeking an entry level to advanced Grower to join our team. Located in Langley, BC, NATS was founded in 1988 and is the largest grower of native plants in BC. NATS is also the BC grower/distributor for LiveRoof, a modular green roof system. Our two nursery locations provide over 250,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse space on a total of 40 acres. 

Reporting to our Head Grower, your responsibilities may include: 

Duties:

  • Responsible for growing native plants and potentially sedums for green roof and landscape projects. Duties may include irrigation, fertilizing, pruning, pest scouting and spraying in assigned area.
  • Coordinate with IPM (Integrated Pest Management) program to ensure timely and effective biological or chemical treatment of insects & diseases.
  • Supervise and work with crew of up to 8 people.
  • Development and implementation of specific growing protocols and procedures.
  • Identify crop problems, execute corrective measures and report to Head Grower

Getting quality plant material ready for scheduled shipment dates

  • Perform soil, water, and disease tests as required.

Education & Experience Required:

  • Relevant propagation/growing experience
  • Growing experience with sedums for green roofs an asset
  • One to four years Horticulture/Biology/Science education an asset
  • Pesticide Applicators’ Certificate or willing to enroll in program
  • Knowledge of Pacific Northwest native plants an asset

 Skills Required:  

  • Ability to take short term and long term responsibility for specific tasks.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the job, team, and business, and if necessary work overtime on short notice.
  • Using initiative and intelligence to get jobs done properly the first time.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and motivational skills required.
  • Quick learner with ability and capacity to adapt to new plants, crops, tasks, and situations.
  • Maintain personal standards of work, i.e. speed and quality.
  • Ability to work in adverse climatic and physically demanding situations.
  • Attention to detail and strong observational skills.
  • Extraordinary character and passion; someone looking for ‘more than just a job’ and wants to be a part of our NATS’ Team.

Compensation:  Subject to experience and education.  Offer Group Benefits. 

Shifts:  Full-time Monday to Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Weekend and holiday duties required on a rotation basis in busy season.

 Start Date: February 2019

Posting Date: January 22, 2019

Apply: Email resume to shailesh @ natsnursery.com (without spaces). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 


Controller

NATS Nursery is seeking a Controller to join our team and professionally operate our one person Accounting Department. After 12 years of valued contribution, our Accountant is retiring.

Located in Langley, BC, NATS was founded in 1988 and is the largest grower of native plants in BC. NATS is also the BC grower/distributor for LiveRoof, a modular green roof system. Our two nursery locations provide over 240,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse space on a total of 36 acres.

Your responsibilities will include:

Responsibilities:

  • Manage all accounting operations including Billing, A/R, A/P, GL, Cost Accounting, Inventory Accounting and Revenue Recognition
  • Coordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts and report variances
  • Prepare and publish timely monthly financial statements and weekly reporting to owner
  • Prepare regulatory reporting
  • Manage and process Group Benefits Plan
  • Prepare month-end and year-end close process
  • Ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Manage and comply with provincial and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Maintain and reconcile purchase orders
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls
  • Additional Controller duties as necessary

Education & Experience:

  • Proven working experience as a Controller/Accountant
  • 5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience
  • CPA, CMA or CA qualified
  • Experience working with a plant nursery operation is an asset
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
  • Experience with creating financial statements
  • Experience in cost accounting is an asset
  • Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year-end close process
  • Excellent accounting software user and administration skills

Skills Required:

  • Capacity to handle multiple tasks and prioritize accordingly.
  • Ability to take short and long term responsibility for specific tasks.
  • Working knowledge of information technology, database management.
  • Competency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Aptitude to communicate well in English in written and oral form.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the job, team, and business, and if necessary work overtime on short notice.
  • Stay up to date with NATS’ product lines.
  • Excellent leadership and motivational skills required.
  • Maintain personal standards of work, i.e. speed and quality.
  • Attention to detail and strong observational skills.
  • Extraordinary character and passion; someone looking for ‘more than just a job’ and wants to be a part of our NATS’ Team.

Compensation: Subject to experience and education. Offer Group Benefits.

Shifts: Full-time Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Start Date: March 1, 2019

Posting Date: February 11, 2019

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time