Manage all irrigation and growing operations of liners grown in a designated section of greenhouses.
Assist in development, management and implementation of IPM Program. Implement sanitation protocols, cultural protocol, and general growing protocols, and provide recommendations for pesticide and biological use.
Apply pesticides, chemicals and biologicals as required for maintaining crop health.
Maintain a valid North Carolina Pesticide License.
Direct and assist in the planning for other greenhouse workers ensuring timely completion of work.
Monitor houses daily for water management, cultural issues, weeds, fertilization, organization, insect and disease issues, sanitation, and overall plant growth, health and appearance within your section.
Assist and oversee minor greenhouse repairs and winterizing of greenhouse structures.
Manage and plan space allocation for new plants scheduled from production.
Work closely with production staff for successful transition of new plants/production into houses.
Study new equipment, tehnologies, processes, and deas to reduce waste and improve efficiency.
Train assistants in your section to perform efficiently and effectively, and to company standards.
Ensure quality plants are organized and ready to ship.
Maintain growing records that include specifics about plant growth, EC readings, fertilization, pest problems and any treatment.
Communicate frequently with Area Grower and Head Grower about priorities, solving problems, and labor management.
Be in alignment with Hoffman Nursery’s core values.
Perform other duties as requested or assigned.
Degree in horticulture or related field
1-3 years nursery experience
Ability to perform consistent, accurate work
Demonstrated initiative and self-direction
Demonstrated team and collaboration skills
Effective communication and interpersonal skills
Strong attention to detail and safety
Supervisory skills a plus
Ability to work outdoors in varying conditions
Ability to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
Alignment with Hoffman Nursery core values
This is a full-time hourly position averaging 42-45 hours per week.