Join Our Team as a Nursery Technician!
The Nursery Technician is responsible for performing a wide range of technical support functions in the nursery. Everyday tasks may vary depending on day-to-day nursery needs. This position involves a high degree of quality control and requires attention to detail as well as some equipment maintenance functions. Responsibilities include inventory tracking and mapping, manipulation of horticultural and agricultural growing conditions, machine calibration and operation, and chemical mixing and application.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential duties and responsibilities for the position include the items listed below:
Work effectively to meet productivity goals and project timelines while maintaining high quality standards.
Ensure work area is clean at the end of each shift or assigned task.
Accurately count, measure, maintain, and communicate records.
Accurately follow procedures which require measuring, mixing, and formulating.
Maintain accurate written daily record of work completed when required.
Secure and maintain the quality of nursery tools and equipment.
Report and record trial information.
Perform various assignments such as: initiation of tissue culture plantlets in the greenhouses; orchard pruning; processing of budwood, graft wood, or hardwood cuttings; sorting and/or shipping of containers trees; planting of seeds, cuttings, and liners; digging and shipping season assignments such as pulling, grading, bundling and loading trees.
Adhere to safety, and security standards and all company policies and procedures to ensure company objectives are met and communicate to management when safety concerns are observed.
Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.
Basic knowledge of: Agricultural methods and/or mechanical systems; safety requirements; quality standards; operation and calibration of complex equipment; environmental controls; crop system inputs; calibration techniques; record keeping principles, techniques and filing systems; methods of locating and verifying information using source documents.
Ability to: Understand and carry out oral and written instructions; organize work and complete assignments under general supervision; interpret and apply policies and procedures; keep technical, complex records; gather and assemble data; make mathematical computations (add/subtract, multiply/divide, decimals/percentages) with speed and accuracy; be open and willing to work all assigned tasks in all areas of the nursery; cooperate and work will with team members.
Education and Experience: No education required. Basic level, knowledge, training, and experience working in an agricultural setting and/or working with complex equipment or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Essential Duties require the following physical skills and work requirements:Requires the ability to maintain mental capacity of exercising sound judgment and rational thinking under varied circumstances; exert a considerable amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects and to stoop, squat, crawl, crouch, climb, lift; operate a variety of tools which may include equipment and vehicles; requires close visual acuity; sitting and/or standing up to 8 hours a day; occasional walking; may be subject to uncomfortable working conditions including exposure to dust, noise, heat, cold, wet, humid, dry and arid conditions; may be exposed to loud noise and unpleasant odors.
License or Certificate: N/A
Job Type: Full Time
Pay: $15.50 – $17.98 per hour
Paid time off
Monday to Friday
Work Location: In person