As the Assistant Grower of Tree Time Greenhouses you will be responsible for assisting in all growing and operation needs of the 66,000 sq. feet greenhouses located south of Beaumont, Alberta. This includes the sowing, growing, harvesting, and packaging of seedlings to support our Treetime.ca division’s online seedling needs.
To work hands on in the operation of Tree Time Greenhouses
To sow, grow, harvest, and package high quality plants following growing schedules that support the production needs of TreeTime.ca
To enter, track, and report on crop status to the General Manager and Head Grower
To assist in making infrastructure upgrades and ensuring nursery is maintained to the level necessary to consist-ently produce good quality crops
Collect data on inventory levels and report them to the GM/Head Grower
Act as Lead Hand to seasonal staff when the GM/Head Grower is away
Ensure appropriate health and safety standards are being followed as work is done
Live and promote the Tree Time Safety Culture
Ability to work independently
Good organizational skills
Ability to learn and understand the unique biology and phenology of various plants
Ability to follow seeding and cultural requirements for many different plants
Understanding of common plant insect and disease problems
Ability to work on fast paced crews to harvest and ship seedling requests in a narrow window
Computer competency, including office productivity
Safe vehicle operation, including trucks, tractors, skid steers, and ATVs
Strong work ethic
Able to prioritize and achieve multiple objectives
EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS THAT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL
2+ years experience growing a variety of nursery produced plants preferably trees and shrubs
1+ years of experience in a greenhouse setting
Horticulture, Forestry, or Biological Certificate, diploma or degree
Class 5 Driver’s License
Experience operating farm machinery
Valid First Aid Ticket
Salary will be competitive and based on experience. Additional compensation may include accommodation to live in a 1675 sq. ft house with recent upgrades and a fully finished basement that is located at the greenhouse site.
Tree Time Services Inc is a consulting company dedicated to improving our forests through reclamation, silviculture, and archaeology services. We are professional foresters, planters, biologists and archeologists passionate about helping our clients be stewards of our forests and natural heritage. We also operate an online seedling sale division named TreeTime.ca that specializes in selling prairie hardy tree and shrub seedlings. We produce a large variety of native and landscape seedlings that are packaged and shipped out of our cold storage warehouse every spring.
Tree Time has been in business since 2003. We specialize in selling 1 to 3-year-old plug and bare-root seedlings that can be quickly and easily transported and planted. We offer highly competitive prices and have over 100 species available. Most of our stock has been grown from seed that has been collected from local plants.
At Tree Time our corporate purpose is to steward and shape the landscape for our collective future.
COMPANY CORE VALUES
We take care of each other.
We get it done and do it right.
We have passion for our work and landscape.
We are adaptable and flexible.
We are down to earth.
Tree Time Services Inc. is looking for a person who would suit this position and also align with our company’s core values. If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your cover letter and resume to Scott Formaniuk at [email protected] by October 30th, 2020.