Senior GrowerDate Posted: April 19, 2017 - Date Ends: November 29, 1999
- Job Type: Full-time
- Location: Sussex Nursery
- Company: J.D. Irving Woodlands
- Contact: Andrew Fairgrieve
SENIOR GROWER At J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) our role as stewards of the land is one of the most important we play. Our business begins with the forest. J.D. Irving, Limited's Woodlands Division is dedicated to sustainable forest management, proactive research and providing a long term competitive fiber supply to the company's integrated value chain.
Our business begins with the forest. J.D. Irving, Limited's Woodlands Division is dedicated to sustainable forest management, proactive research and providing a long term competitive fiber supply to the company's integrated value chain. We have a long history of reforestation and tree improvement. Recent investments in a state of the art lab and nursery facility in Sussex, New Brunswick aims to accelerate genetic gains and strengthen our long term competitiveness. We are currently looking for a motivated individual to join the Sussex Tree Nursery as a Senior Grower. Responsibilities: As the Senior Grower you will use your extensive knowledge and experience to deliver a successful somatic embryogenesis program (advanced tree seedling production program) to a commercial scale. You are a highly focused individual who understands the risks and practices associated with greenhouse growing. You will be working closely with our lab and nursery facilities to lead the development and implementation of cultural practices and processes to deliver a large scale somatic embryogenesis program within tight timelines. You will liaise closely with our Juniper and Sussex nursery teams to ensure an appropriate flow and that adequate monitoring are in place. You will also be a key player in the successful establishment of a mechanized mini-plug transplanting program and defining the required cultural practices to grow them to high quality reforestation seedlings.
You will provide support and direction to the teams of both nurseries and will ensure risks are properly managed. You will design and develop the required trials to further the required knowledge to move the business forward.
•The successful candidate will have at a minimum a university degree in horticulture or agriculture and a minimum of 5 years’ of experience. An acceptable combination of formal training and relevant experience will also be considered.
•Experience with greenhouse production and management including the ability to coordinate and supervise operational tasks, planning, and crew supervision.
•Familiarity with budgeting and work planning processes.
•The ability to work with minimal direct supervision.
•Strong computer skills with proficiency in MS Office and the ability to learn climate control systems.
•A valid driver license. To Apply for this Career Opportunity: Please apply online by May 15, 2017. We appreciate your interest in our company! The initial review of applications will begin on the deadline date for applying. Applications received after the deadline may not be considered.
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. To learn more about our products and services, click here:https://www.jdirving.com/jd-irving-products-services-forestry-products-irving-woodlands.aspx J.D. Irving, Limited, Woodlands Division is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.
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