Assistant Flower Grower
- Linwell Gardens Ltd.
- Job ID : 15439
- Category : Agriculture
- Job Type : Full-Time
- Salary : $ Annually
- Anticipated Start Date : 2020-12-01
- Posting Date : 26 Nov 2020
- Expiry Date : 26 Nov 2021
POSITION TITLE: Assistant Flower Grower
JOB BANK #1585454
COMPANY NAME: Linwell Gardens Ltd.
WORK LOCATION ADDRESS: 4760 Lincoln Ave. PO Box 241, Beamsville, Ontario, L0R 1B0
WORK LOCATION: Greenhouse
TYPE OF POSITION: Full-time, Permanent
START DATE: As Soon As Possible
Linwell Gardens Ltd. is a 16 acre flower and plant producing company based out of Beamsville, Ontario that is dedicated to producing only the highest quality plants. Linwell has grown excellence in the greenhouse by combining old fashioned attention to detail with the latest growing techniques and state of the art equipment.
The operation specializes in the propagation of rooted annuals, chrysanthemum, and poinsettia liners to the wholesale greenhouse market. The company has partnered with some of the largest garden retailers in Canada to bring to market a comprehensive annuals and planter program including magnificent poinsettias for Christmas.
The Linwell team works hard to understand the customers' needs and to help them showcase the latest varieties with the best garden performance and at this time, Linwell Gardens Ltd. is seeking to hire an experienced Assistant Flower Grower to continue achieving their high standard. The ideal candidate will have a passion for growing, an education in a related field and a minimum of 5 years progressive experience growing flowers.
MAIN JOB DUTIES
Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists Specific Skills:
Mixing and applying fertilizer as needed (at times outside standard hours), Watering, fertilizing, spraying, monitoring, mixing fertilizer and chemicals, and dispensing with exact measurement techniques, Taking and analyzing soil samples (EC and pH),
Harvesting seedlings, Greenhouse cleaning, Deleafing, Weeding, Suckering
Establish work schedules, Following weekly routines and assignments while prioritizing situations as they occur, Management of crop growing operations, including the principles and practices of plant propagation, cultivation and protection, Conducting R&D on current and potential crops and strategies, Monitoring, assessing, recording and acting according to the needs of the crop
Determine type and quantity of stock to grow, Identify and control insect, disease and weed problems, Hire, train and supervise staff, Establish and maintain required environment, Order materials and stock, Supervise staff in planting, transplanting, feeding and spraying, Organize and direct greenhouse and nursery operations, Apply fertilizers, Resolve work related problems
Type of Farm Operations:
Type of Product:
Perennials, Bedding Plants,
Greenhouse Production Programs
OTHER REQUIREMENTS AND PERSONAL SUITABILITY
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities:
Physically demanding, combinations of sitting, standing and walking, attention to detail, ability to work independently and as part of a team
Excellent oral and written communication, team player, initiative, organized, exercises great judgement, flexible, effective interpersonal skills, problem solver, computer skills, familiarity with greenhouse software systems
Work Experience Required: 5 years of progressive experience as grower of annuals
Minimum Education Required: College Diploma in a related field
Additional Credentials: Chemical application certification or license
Wages from: $23.00
Hours per day: 8
Hours per week: 40
Overtime starts after: N/A
Workplace language: English, Spanish is an asset
Vacation: 10 days as per the Ontario employment standards act.
Candidate will be eligible for group benefits
Email applications to: email@example.com
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