Head Grower


Mc Donald, TN 37353
United States

Industry
Horticulture
Manages Others
Yes
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
Yes
Pay
From $40,000 To $52,000
Per Year    
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
No Travel

Job Description
The Head Grower is responsible for maximizing the efficiency and potential of the Swafford Nursery growing process, while also maintaining and ensuring the quality standards that our company is known for and expects. 
 
We are a medium sized nursery that runs on a small management team. You will work with most of the managers, but will need to work most closely with our Production Manager. You will have a small crew that works under you to help you accomplish the following responsibilities:
 
PROPAGATION 
  • Schedule and execute a year-round propagation schedule (hardwoods and conifers) based on annual production targets.
  • Ensure a quality crop yield through daily supervision of the propagation process and managing the automated mist system in 5 greenhouses.
WATERING
  • Perform/Supervise the overhead irrigation of cold-frame and open-pad container production.  
  • Supervise/troubleshoot the drip irrigation system (pot-in-pot division).
SPRAYING AND FEEDING
  • Schedule and execute an effective pest management plan.
  • Scout for insects and diseases.
  • Perform/supervise routine and targeted pesticide applications.
  • Accurately record all pesticide applications.
  • Follow all relevant worker safety guidelines related to chemical handling and usage.
  • Monitor plant health needs and oversee the application of necessary fertilizers and supplements.
PRUNING
  • Plan and supervise all pruning in cooperation with the Production and Sales Managers.
DETAILS & BENEFITS 
  • Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM. 3-4 weekends per year during the hot months to water as part of a rotating schedule between the managers and crew leaders.
  • One week of paid vacation
  • Health insurance
  • 401K with company matching up to 5%
  • Cell phone provided and covered after a trial period 
  • Opportunity for a long career with us
Job Requirements
Candidates should have practical or theoretical experience in Horticulture or related fields, and interest and passion for Horticulture. Good organizational skills are a must, as well as the ability to retain information through on the job training in preparation for the role.

Degree in related field or applicable experience is needed.

Ability to be speak Spanish is not required but is a plus.
Map
Address
Company
Swafford Nursery
Evan Swafford
1138 Harris Creek Road
Mc Donald TN 37353
United States