Greenhouse Grower

Date Posted: January 11, 2018 - Date Ends: May 01, 2018

  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Location: Sarnia, ON
  • Company: Sipkens Nurseries
  • Contact: Allison Leach
  • email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Phone: 519-542-8353
Who We Are:
Sipkens Nurseries is a family owned and operated Greenhouse and Garden Centre proudly located in the Sarnia Lambton community since 1989. As one of the fastes growing Garden Centres in the area, we are noted for providing exceptional quality, customer service and knowledge.  

 

Who We Are Looking For:
An experienced, full-time GREENHOUSE GROWER

The preferred candidate will work within the production team in a controlled greenhouse environment propagating, cultivating, harvesting, and transplanting trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals, as well as providing care and maintenenace for all products. This person should eb familiar with spotting diseases or insects on plants as well as applying fertilizers and chemical and biological solutions.

Responsibilities:
• Plant, spray, weed, fertilize, and water plants, shrubs, and trees, using hand tools and gardening tools. Plant crops, trees, and other plants
• Dig, cut, and transplant seedlings, cuttings, trees, and shrubs
• Harvest plants, and transplant or pot and label them
• Evaluate quality of plants and know how to spot disease or insects
• Be willing to apply chemical and biological solutions to plants to protect against disease or insects or to enhance growth
• Operate machinery and equipment to fertilize, cultivate, harvest, and spray plants
• Regulate greenhouse conditions, and indoor and outdoor irrigation systems
• Work alongside management to assess growing needs and plan for seasons
• Work alongside wholesale management to ensure accuracy and efficiency during the shipping season

Requirements:
• Completion of a college certificate in Horticulture or a related field preferred
• 2+ year’s professional experience
• Spanish an asset
• Pesticide Licence an asset
• Knowledge of irrigation, chemical fertilizers, fungicides, herbicides, pesticides and their proper handling procedures
• Ability to perform general physical activities such as lifting, bending and standing for extended periods of time
• Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
• Enjoy working as part of a team
• Reliable, passionate and organized
• A desire to learn, develop and improve

What We Offer:

Job Type: Full-time, permanent *requires Monday to Saturday availability

Wage: negotiable depending on experience

Benefits:
Excellent benefits available upon one year of employment .
Our friendly and inviting atmosphere will make your work experience a unique and welcoming adventure.

If you feel you meet our criteria, and are ready to work alongside a fun and hardworking team, please apply in person today!

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