Supervisor – Nursery Production in Bedford, VA 24523

New Leaf Farms

About Us
New Leaf Farms is a wholesale production nursery producing container perennials, ornamental grasses, shrubs, and trees for green industry professionals. We are committed to growing quality plants for sustainable landscapes in Central and Southwest Virginia. Our nursery specializes in native plants as well as time-tested favorites. We employ a dedicated staff who are passionate about plants and have a friendly working environment.
Position Summary
The Nursery Supervisor is responsible for coordinating the daily operations of the outdoor plant production areas. They are expected to lead by example and supervise employees in plant production tasks. They will oversee the care of production facilities and troubleshoot any maintenance and repair concerns.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Directing employees and monitoring different tasks related to growing and plant maintenance such as pruning, spacing, potting, and staking.
Responsible for maintaining accurate records of specific production tasks.
Monitor workplace activity and processes to always assure maximum productivity.
Assists with developing and training new employees with proper procedures and equipment safety.
Assists in monitoring plants in production for insect and disease issues and applying pesticides as needed. Be able to obtain and maintain a VA Pesticide applicator’s license.
Monitor irrigation system and maintenance as needed.
Will include some evenings and weekends.

Desired Skills

Demonstrated skill in leadership, motivation, and people management.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Spanish speaking most helpful.
Strong organizational, time management, and planning skills.
Significant knowledge in plant physiology and identification.
Willingness to learn more about plants and plant production.
Knowledge of plant insects and diseases and management with pesticides and cultural conditions.
Physical aptitude and health necessary to perform duties which include lifting, walking, standing, bending, etc. in a repetitive manner.
Last, but not least! Have a positive, can-do approach to accomplishing assigned tasks and meeting goals.

Experience

Agriculture / Horticulture – 1 year required
Supervisory – 1 year required
Tractor farm equipment operator – 1 year required

Compensation based on experience. This is a full-time salaried position.
Job Type: Full Time
Pay: From $40,000.00 per year
Benefits:

Employee discount
Paid time off

Schedule:

Year round work

Ability to commute/relocate:

Bedford, VA 24523: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: In person