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Greenhouse Production Coordinator – Ridgeville, SC

ArborGen’s Product Development in Ridgeville, SC has an open position for a Greenhouse Production Coordinator.  The Greenhouse Production Coordinator will have responsibilities to oversee research trials, seedling crop production, and greenhouse facility maintenance.

  • Research – Schedule and initiate research trials, and coordinate data collection.
  • Seedling crop management – maintain a precise schedule for soil preparation, sowing of seeds, collecting and sticking of cuttings, transplanting of SE and rooted cutting plants, irrigation, fertilization, pesticide spraying, cultural practices and lifting of seedlings.
  • Maintain greenhouse crop and pesticide records working with greenhouse team members.
  • Monitor seedling crops for inventory, quality, growth, and pests.
  • Facility maintenance – Evaluate greenhouse facility, equipment and irrigation for repair and maintenance needs. Schedule and manage in-house and contract maintenance and repairs.
  • Administrative — Directly supervise contract labor, manage a strong safety program, oversee supply purchasing and inventory.
  • Department: Daily interaction with contract employees. Frequent interaction with peers in the immediate work group. Regular interaction with peers in other groups within the department. Daily interaction with Supervisor.
  • Company: Regular interaction with peers in other groups across the company as related to common production targets.
  • Outside Company: Participation in outside conferences and industry meetings.
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture or related agricultural/forestry field and 5 years work experience in a horticulture/agricultural/forestry -related field. Greenhouse experience preferred.

  • Strong administrative and organizational skills supported by proficiency with spreadsheet and word processing software.

  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills.

  • Strong sense of financial and asset stewardship.

  • Must obtain South Carolina Private Pesticide Applicator’s license within 6 months of hire.

  • Valid driver’s license.

This is heavy work exerting 40-100 pounds of force repeatedly. Work may involve climbing, stooping, crouching, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting and grasping. Worker is subject to inside and outside environment, noise, vibration, working hazards, fumes, odors, dust, wood smoke and chemicals. Some outdoor work in summer sun and heat with high humidity, and in winter cold, possibly with rain, will be required. Visual acuity is required for equipment and vehicle operation; requires hearing sufficient to perceive noises for diagnostic purposes.

Key personal traits include good interpersonal and communication skills along with a strong work ethic and ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously. Weekend duty will be required on a rotating team basis, and extended work hours may be required to complete some tasks and on a seasonal basis. This is an exempt position, with limited travel required.

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required and the responsibilities of the position may change.

Nursery Production Coordinator – Claxton, GA

ArborGen’s Bellville Nursery in Claxton, GA has an open position for a Nursery Production Coordinator.  The production coordinator will have responsibilities to oversee bare-root and container seedling crop production as well as serve as the facility safety coordinator.

  • Nursery crop management – maintain a precise schedule for soil preparation, sowing of seed, irrigation, fertilization, pesticide spraying, cultural practices and lifting of seedlings.
  • Maintain nursery crop records working with subordinates.
  • Monitor seedling crops for quality, growth, density, and pests.
  • Research – Assist research activities in conjunction with the Product Development group.
  • Administrative — Directly supervise seasonal temporary labor, manage a strong safety program, operational purchasing and record keeping.
  • Department: Daily interaction with direct reports. Frequent interaction with peers in the immediate work group. Regular interaction with peers in other groups within the department. Frequent interaction with Supervisor.

  • Company: Regular interaction with peers in other groups across the company as related to common production targets.

  • Outside Company: Participation in outside conferences and industry meetings.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Forest Science or related agricultural/horticultural field and 2 years work experience in a forestry/agricultural/horticultural -related field. Will consider Associate degree or HSD with 5-10 years’ experience in related field, nursery experience preferred.

  • Strong administrative and organizational skills supported by proficiency with spreadsheet and word processing software.

  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills.

  • Strong sense of financial and asset stewardship.

  • Valid driver’s license.

This is heavy work exerting 40-100 pounds of force repeatedly. Work may involve climbing, stooping, crouching, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting and grasping. Worker is subject to inside and outside environment, noise, vibration, working hazards, fumes, odors, dust, wood smoke and chemicals. Visual acuity is required for equipment and vehicle operation; requires hearing sufficient to perceive noises for diagnostic purposes.

Other Comments: Key personal traits include good interpersonal and communication skills along with a strong work ethic and ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously. This is an exempt position, with limited travel required.

This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of the incumbent. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the incumbent. Incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required and the responsibilities of the position may change.

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