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Position Available: 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 projects. Duties may include potting, irrigation, fertilizing, 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.
  • Development and implementation of specific growing protocols and procedures.
  • Identify crop problems and report to Head Grower
  • 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.

 

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

Apply: Email resume to Ron @ natsnursery.com (remove the spaces on both sides of the @ symbol). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Start Date: ASAP

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