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Nursery Supervisor (Forest Seedling Nursery)

Employer
PRT
Location
Atmore, Alabama, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 11, 2024

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Forestry
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
Job DescriptionJob DescriptionCompany Description

Who are we:

At PRT, we believe in being the stewards of growth and renewal for generations to come. Our Mission is to provide the most trusted growing services, best suited to the needs of our customers, and we achieve that by putting our customers first while always respecting our employees. PRT is the largest commercial-scale growing provider in North America for a wide range of high-quality forestry seedling species. PRT has the capacity to grow and sell more than 630 million seedlings annually, at its 28 nursery locations across Canada & USA and we owe our success to our employees. By joining PRT you will become part of a team of people that grows trees for our future forests!
Job Description

A Day in the Life:

PRT is seeking a Full-Time Nursery Supervisor to be based in Atmore, AL at PRT Atmore. In addition to involvement in the day-to-day operations associated with container seedling production, this position assists the Nursery Manager in strategic planning and implementation of seed stratification, sowing, fertilization, irrigation, crop management, and harvest. Once the seedling crops is established, the Nursery Supervisor assists in all cultural activities involved in the production of a quality seedling crop, (i.e., irrigation management, pesticide/fertilizer applications, seedling inventories, and various other specialized cultural activities.). With the arrival of fall, the focus will turn to inventory finalization, strong customer communications, contract labor force management, seedling harvest, and logistics. Equipment, buildings, and grounds must be maintained at all times to prevent downtime, avert unscheduled maintenance, promote safety, and foster good housekeeping. Except for a few annual meetings, this position requires very little overnight travel.

Key Accountabilities of the Nursery Supervisor:
  • Supervise container seedling production


  • Assist the Nursery Manager with planning and achieving production targets
  • Ensure proper maintenance of the facility and equipment
  • Track and finalize inventory
  • Processing of Accounts Payable
  • Manage labor force
  • Complete timesheets for payroll (inhouse & contract)
  • Coordinate logistics for all seedling shipments
  • Oversee refrigerated van rentals
  • Correspond with customers
  • Arrange harvest scheduling with Nursery Manager and contract labor force.
  • Enforce safe work practices
  • Encourage innovation and continuous improvement
  • Promote collaboration and teamwork at all levels
  • Set targets (i.e., production, timelines) and evaluate achievement

About the team:

The Nursery Supervisor will report to the Nursery Manager at PRT Atmore. PRT Atmore is located 11 miles outside the town of Atmore. Atmore is in western Escambia County with its southern border being the Florida state line. A pleasant climate, the city of Atmore offers excellent recreational facilities, including golf, tennis, walking trails and swimming pools. Just 50 min south-west is the beautiful town of Mobile. Once called the Paris of the South, with 300 years of history and the cultural center of the Gulf Coast, this city has something for everyone. Ballet, theatre, opera and the symphony, Water based adventures, cruises, museums, and attractions from art to Mardi Gras. The Mobile Delta provides 20,323 acres of open water for year-round fishing, canoeing, and camping.
Qualifications

Enough about us, let's talk about you:

Required/Minimum Qualifications & Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree or diploma in horticulture, agriculture, or forestry, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Working knowledge of pine seedling nursery/ agricultural operations, horticulture, equipment, irrigation, fertilization, and pesticides
  • Valid Driver's License
  • IMS Management
  • Strong people and office management skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong planning, organization, and time management skills
  • Intermediate level skills with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Work, Outlook)
  • Communicate with honesty, kindness and respect

Additional or Preferred Qualifications & Skills:
  • Solid understanding of production processes, quality control principles, and safety regulations
  • Ability to analyze data, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions

Our Leadership Competencies:
  • BUILD TRUST AND CONFIDENCE
  • FOSTER COLLABORATION
  • CREATE ACCOUNTABILITY TO ACHIEVE GOALS
  • INSPIRE INNOVATION AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT


Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits:

At PRT, we believe in unconditional success through people. We strive to be the place where people can sow their career and grow with us. Other components of our total rewards offering include:
  • Competitive wage based on knowledge and experience
  • A supportive team structured environment, a strong safety culture, and a commitment to the environment.
  • Room to grow - Learning and growing is built into every role here. At PRT, you'll get mentorship and acknowledgment for helping our business grow.
  • Work-Life Balance - We're proud to offer flexible paid time off for our employees
  • Bonus incentive program
  • Comprehensive Coverage - Our benefits include comprehensive healthcare, matching 401k, Employee and Family Assistance Plan, and education stipends.
  • Collaboration and teamwork - Innovation doesn't know hierarchy. We make sure everyone is heard, considered, and respected.
  • Green Culture - Our PRT nurseries and seed orchards are vibrant and fun communities with employees who share a strong passion for the nature solutions we provide to our earth and doing their part in regenerating the forests of North America.

Next Steps:

We embrace diversity, equity and inclusion for innovation and growth. We promote equality of opportunity and seek different perspectives to challenge conventional approaches and continuously improve our company's performance and progress. We believe that diversity and inclusion help us drive innovation, make better decisions, achieve effective stewardship of our business and enable our people to thrive. We encourage you to connect with us at humanresources@prt.com for more information about our accessible workplace, including disability accommodation for the recruitment process and beyond.

To apply please send your resume directly to us through our career portal at; Grow Your Career | PRT Growing Services Ltd.

Still want to learn more?

Follow us on Instagram: @TrustedToGrow, @IFCOSeedlings or

Facebook: @PRTGrowingServices

LinkedIn: @PRTGrowingServices, @IFCOSeedlings

#letsgrowtogether

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