Greenhouse Manager


Desert Tree Farm
8755 S. 27th Ave.
Laveen Village, AZ 85339
United States

Industry
Horticulture
Manages Others
Yes
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
No
Pay
To $55,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
No Travel

Job Description

 

Desert Tree Farm has been propagating, cultivating, and growing native arid plants since the early 1970’s.   Our farm grows over 300 plant varieties with two convenient growing and sales locations in North and South Phoenix totaling over 90 acres. Of these, many are proprietary plants uniquely developed for southern Arizona and the southwestern United States.

The propagation/greenhouse coordinator is a critical position that provides supervisory oversight and hands on leadership with the rest of the propagation team. They are self-motivated, hardworking, and a thorough time manager. The propagation coordinator will manage all inventory of liner and seed supply. They will also oversee all daily greenhouse operations and maintenance. Spanish speaking is a plus. 

Expectations include:

·        Basic knowledge of cutting and seed propagation

·        Awareness of common chemicals used in propagation for disease control

·        Basic knowledge of spray/mist irrigation and time clocks

·        Knowledge or willingness to learn maintenance of

o   Wet walls

o   Exhaust fans

o   Reverse osmosis equipment

o   Potting machines

·        Knowledge of botanical and common names of majority of landscape plants

·        General knowledge of substrates and chemicals/ additives for root health

Responsibilities include:

·        Management of all inventories of liners and seed supply

·        Manage chemical and fertilizer and substrate supply

·        Manage containers and all equipment for propagation supply

·        Manage weekly schedule for both planting and maintenance

·        Coordinate safety and standardization meetings with team

·        Manage all irrigation schedules

·        Assist in flagging necessary parent material

·        Maintain liner supply for production demand

·        Sustain clear communication of liner numbers with production team

·        Assist in preparing liner sales list

·        Assist in preparing cutting list with grower for weekly schedule

Benefits include:

·        Paid sick and vacation time

·        Health, dental, and vision insurance

·        401(k) program