We have an opportunity for an intelligent, high energy, self-motivated person to join our production team as Assistant Manager in the Propagation Department at Spring Meadow Nursery. We produce rooted liners (starter plants) asexually from cuttings taken on-site. This is a fast-paced, hands-on position.
▪Assist manager in scheduling in-house unrooted cuttings and transplants.
▪Strong computer skills using Excel, greenhouse environmental program, inventory control database and labor tracking software.
▪Manage team leaders to fulfill production quotas and use LEAN manufacturing protocols.
▪Manage greenhouse climate to produce healthy rooted cuttings utilizing environmental computer control program (Argus).
▪Utilize inventory database to maintain accurate inventory and fulfill future planning requirements.
▪Recognize and control pest and disease problems, utilizing chemical as well as biological programs.
▪Monitor plant nutrition and make recommendations for fertilization application.
▪Occasional weekend, evening or holiday responsibility on a rotational basis shared among other managers and assistant managers – usually 2-3 weekends/year in addition to occasional Saturday morning or after hours’ tasks.
▪Associate or Bachelor’s degree in a plant science-related field.
▪Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.
▪Bilingual English-Spanish skills desirable; or willingness to learn.
▪Obtain State of MI Private Pesticide license.
This is a full time position with benefits.