A mature nursery sod farm with operations in both New Brunswick and Nova Scotia is searching for a qualified horticulturally trained, sod farm technician / supervisor to work closely with the farm owner and operation management to establish high quality nursery sod for the NB and NS marketplace. This position is intended to be full-time with off-season activities to be determined. Work day flexibility, salary and benefits will be typical to the industry and commensurate with performance. Annual performance reviews will be held.
The successful candidate will have proven ability in safe farm equipment operations including but not limited to field cultivation, crop establishment, pesticide application and equipment maintenance. Official horticultural training will be seen as a benefit. The applicant must show through example, an ability to understand and implement actions in keeping with a farm strategic short and long-term vision and goals. This will include: determining with the management team the full inventory implementation plan; assigning human, equipment, land and materials resources; engaging in work of the day while controlling inputs for maximum efficiency and economy for best results. By following Best Management Practices, the employee’s efforts will result in high quality sod inventory ready to harvest. Understand and operate with Standard Operating Procedures related to sod farming. Additional responsibilities in the area of harvest, field inventory (reporting and land mapping), manage related safe work practices, periodic interaction with sod customers (solving any issues or complaints), and record and communicate performance data related to inventory (eg. sq ft harvested/acre), equipment and human resources.
The employee will be expected to build on personal skills, apply knowledge in the trade, as well as train and manage other staff as appropriate.
While all responses are appreciated only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.