Grower

Jeffery’s Greenhouses, a grower and wholesale distributor of bedding plants, is now hiring for both St. Catharines and Jordan Station locations. With an anticipated asap start date, we are actively accepting applications with mid-level greenhouse specific experience.

Growers work directly with the head grower and a growing team that is assigned to an area of crop production or to specific crop-threads within the greenhouse.  Each growing team is collectively responsible for water management, crop nutrition, pest and disease monitoring, pest control applications, growth regulator applications and for the monitoring and execution of assigned plant management activities.

A qualified candidate will offer a degree in horticulture with a greenhouse focus, a grower’s spray certificate, and two to three years of crop specific greenhouse experience.

PLEASE NOTE:

1)  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, please do not drop by as only pre-screened and vaccinated visitors are currently permitted.

2) All applicants must have reliable transportation as hours are outside of the available bus schedule and the Jordan Station location is not on a bus route.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Participate in the monitoring of crop development and crop control.
  • Participate in pest and disease monitoring.
  • Monitoring nutrient status and soil moisture in assigned crops in order to maintain healthy crops.
  • Apply biological pest control.
  • Plant transplanting, spacing, and cleaning.
  • Record Management.
  • Schedule and supervise crop rotation.
  • Communicate tasks as directed to growing team.
  • General Labour tasks as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Be organized, clean and meticulous.
  • Be comfortable with repetitive tasks.
  • Efficient worker, fast paced, highly motivated.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

Qualifications:

  • Graduates from a Horticulture Technician program (with a Greenhouse focus) is preferred. Will consider related programs or experience.

 Physical Demands:

  • Stands or walks on concrete floors up to 8 hours daily (with breaks)
  • Light to moderate lifting required (2-15lbs several times/day)
  • Operation of machinery as required.

Work Environment & Requirements:

  • Humid work environment with temperatures that may be hot, cold, or fluctuating
  • Ability to work in a high-stress, fast-paced environment (Spring)

 Covid-19 Procedures

  • All initial interviews will be done online via Microsoft Teams (or phone). Any in-person interviews must present proof of full covid-19 vaccination.
  • Screening, Mask Requirements, Physical Distancing and Sanitizing Measures in place.

Jeffery’s is an equal opportunity employer. If selected for an interview, please advise if you require accommodation during the interview and selection process.

Jeffery’s offers a competitive hourly rate with a benefit package after six months for full time staff.  We are looking for star candidates who are absolutely passionate about plants and people. If you are not afraid of hard work and want to help serve our customers by providing a quality product then send a resume with cover letter and references to info@ jefferysgreenhouses.com. Positions are open until filled. In your application, please identify which of the two areas (St. Catharines, Jordan Station, or both) you are applying. Come grow with us today!