Forestry Careers at ArborGen

Careers at ArborGen, US

Our company is made up of innovative and passionate people; foresters, scientists, biologists, conservationists, tree farmers and researchers. We provide a professional yet fun work environment where your input and abilities will have a direct impact on every seedling we grow. Consider joining us!

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Forestry Nursery Specialist – Blenheim, SC

ArborGen’s Tree Nursery in Blenheim, SC has an open position for a Forestry Nursery Specialist. This facility produces 60+ million bare root pine seedlings from seed annually. The Forestry Nursery Specialist is required to perform all the skilled operations at the nursery. He/she is responsible for production goals, product quality and minimizing nursery expenses. A specialist must be reliable, innovative, team-oriented and conscientious with a positive work ethic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Operate, maintain, modify and calibrate farm tractors, agricultural equipment, irrigation system components, and other equipment used on the job.
  • Maintain records including but not limited to equipment maintenance, parts inventory, safety inspections, and fuel records.
  • Assist in the operation and maintenance of an automatic irrigation system including pump station, below ground main lines, above ground supply system, and digital controllers.
  • Assist in all phases of weed control, including herbicide application, mechanical control and hand weeding.
  • Assist in all phases of crop nutrition including fertilizer applications and crop tissue and soil sampling.
  • Wear safety personal protective equipment, maintain facility, and maintain a safe working environment.  Participate in and complete required safety training.
  • Supervise labor in various nursery operations.  Will be working with a contract labor crew on a daily basis during certain times of the year.
  • Serve as a team member and/or leader in group work improvement projects.
  • Work extended hours, weekends and holidays, outdoors in all types of weather conditions as required.  Examples would be weekend irrigation duty or repair, planting season, and lifting season to meet production goals.
  • Ability to work closely with colleagues to meat peak needs and production goals.
  • Adapt quickly to changing conditions including job functions.
  • Ability to be innovative and resourceful to accomplish goals.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

 

  • Department: Daily interaction with Supervisor (Production Coordinator and or Nursery Manager). Frequent interaction with peers in the immediate work group.
  • Company: Interaction with peers in other nursery and orchard groups across the company as related to seedling production targets.
  • Outside Company: May participate in outside conferences and symposia when appropriate.

 

 

 

    • Experience in construction, welding, metal fabrication, and equipment maintenance.
    • Ability to be innovative and be resourceful to accomplish goals.
    • Basic math, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills.
    • Associate Degree in Agriculture or Horticulture, OR 5+ years’ experience operating and maintaining agricultural equipment in lieu of education preferred.
    • Good human relations skills to serve as a team member and a team leader.

     

     

     

    This is heavy work exerting up to 40-100 pounds of force; 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, gasses and chemicals; visual acuity is required for maintenance and identifying problems; requires hearing sufficient to perceive noises for diagnostic purposes.   This can be inside or outside work or working in hot, humid cold and damp conditions.  Applicant must have a valid driver’s license.  Applicant must pass a drug screening test.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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.

    Forestry Nursery Specialist – Bluff City, Arkansas

    ArborGen’s Nursery in Bluff City, AR has a position open for a Forestry Nursery Specialist.  This facility produces 45 million+ bareroot pine and hardwood seedlings annually.  The Nursery Specialist is required to perform all of the skilled operations at a nursery.  He/she is responsible for production goals, product quality and minimizing nursery expenses.  A specialist must be reliable, innovative, team-oriented and conscientious with a positive work attitude. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • Operate, maintain, modify and calibrate farm tractors, agricultural equipment, irrigation system components, and other equipment used on the job.
    • Maintain records including but not limited to equipment maintenance, parts inventory, safety inspections, and fuel records.
    • Assist in the operation and maintenance of an automatic irrigation system including pump station, below ground main lines, above ground supply system, and digital controllers.
    • Assist in all phases of weed control, including herbicide application, mechanical control and hand weeding.
    • Assist in all phases of crop nutrition including fertilizer applications and crop tissue and soil sampling.
    • Wear safety personal protective equipment, maintain facility, and maintain a safe working environment.  Participate in and complete required safety training.
    • Supervise labor in various nursery operations.  Will be working with a contract labor crew on a daily basis during certain times of the year.
    • Serve as a team member and/or leader in group work improvement projects.
    • Work extended hours, weekends and holidays, outdoors in all types of weather conditions as required.  Examples would be weekend irrigation duty or repair, planting season, and lifting season to meet production goals.
    • Ability to work closely with colleagues to meat peak needs and production goals.
    • Adapt quickly to changing conditions including job functions.
    • Ability to be innovative and resourceful to accomplish goals.
    • Other duties and projects as assigned.

     

    • Department: Daily interaction with Supervisor (Production Coordinator and or Nursery Manager). Frequent interaction with peers in the immediate work group.
    • Company: Interaction with peers in other nursery and orchard groups across the company as related to seedling production targets.
    • Outside Company: May participate in outside conferences and symposia when appropriate.

     

     

     

      • Experience in construction, welding, metal fabrication, and equipment maintenance.
      • Ability to be innovative and be resourceful to accomplish goals.
      • Basic math, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills.
      • Associate Degree in Agriculture or Horticulture, OR 5+ years’ experience operating and maintaining agricultural equipment in lieu of education preferred.
      • Good human relations skills to serve as a team member and a team leader.

       

       

       

      This is heavy work exerting up to 40-100 pounds of force; 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, gasses and chemicals; visual acuity is required for maintenance and identifying problems; requires hearing sufficient to perceive noises for diagnostic purposes.   This can be inside or outside work or working in hot, humid cold and damp conditions.  Applicant must have a valid driver’s license.  Applicant must pass a drug screening test.

       

       

       

       

       

       

      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.

      Forestry Nursery Specialist – Selma, Alabama

      ArborGen’s Tree Nursery in Selma, Alabama has an open position for a Forestry Nursery Specialist. The Forestry Nursery Specialist is required to perform all the skilled operations at the nursery. He/she is responsible for production goals, product quality and minimizing nursery expenses. A specialist must be reliable, innovative, team-oriented and conscientious with a positive work ethic.

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Operate, maintain, modify and calibrate farm tractors, agricultural equipment, conveyors, and strapping machines and other equipment used on the job.

      2. Maintain records including but not limited to equipment maintenance, parts inventory, safety inspections, and fuel records.

      3. Assist in the operation and maintenance of an automatic irrigation system including pump station, below ground main lines, above ground supply system, and digital controllers.

      4. Weld and fabricate metal items.

      5. Assist in all phases of weed control, including herbicide application, mechanical control and hand weeding.

      6. Assist in all phases of crop nutrition including fertilization recommendations and applications.

      7. Wear safety personal protective equipment, maintain facility, and maintain a safe working environment.

      8. Supervise labor in various nursery operations.

      9. Serve as a team member in group work improvement projects.

      10. Work extended hours, weekends and holidays, outdoors in all types of weather conditions as required.

      11. Participate in and complete required safety training.

      12. Other duties and projects as assigned.

       

      • Department: Daily interaction with Supervisor (Production Coordinator and or Nursery Manager). Frequent interaction with peers in the immediate work group.
      • Company: Interaction with peers in other nursery and orchard groups across the company as related to seedling production targets.
      • Outside Company: May participate in outside conferences and symposia when appropriate.

       

       

       

        • Experience in construction, welding, metal fabrication, and equipment maintenance.
        • Ability to be innovative and be resourceful to accomplish goals.
        • Basic math, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills.
        • Associate Degree in Agriculture or Horticulture, OR 5+ years’ experience operating and maintaining agricultural equipment in lieu of education preferred.
        • Good human relations skills to serve as a team member and a team leader.

         

         

        This is heavy work exerting up to 40-100 pounds of force; 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, gasses and chemicals; visual acuity is required for maintenance and identifying problems; requires hearing sufficient to perceive noises for diagnostic purposes.   This can be inside or outside work or working in hot, humid cold and damp conditions.  Applicant must have a valid driver’s license.  Applicant must pass a drug screening test.

         

         

         

         

         

         

        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.

        Forestry Nursery Specialist – Shellman, GA

        ArborGen’s Nursery in Shellman, GA has an open position for a Forestry Nursery Specialist. The Nursery Specialist is required to perform all the skilled operations at a Nursery. He/she is responsible for production goals, product quality and minimizing nursery expenses. A specialist must be reliable, innovative, team-oriented and conscientious with a positive work ethic.

         

         

         

         

         

         

        1. Operate, maintain, modify and calibrate farm tractors, agricultural equipment, conveyors, and strapping machines and other equipment used on the job.

        2. Maintain records including but not limited to equipment maintenance, parts inventory, safety inspections, and fuel records.

        3. Assist in the operation and maintenance of an automatic irrigation system including pump station, below ground main lines, above ground supply system, and digital controllers.

        4. Weld and fabricate metal items.

        5. Assist in all phases of weed control, including herbicide application, mechanical control and hand weeding.

        6. Assist in all phases of crop nutrition including fertilization recommendations and applications.

        7. Wear safety personal protective equipment, maintain facility, and maintain a safe working environment.

        8. Supervise labor in various nursery operations.

        9. Serve as a team member in group work improvement projects.

        10. Work extended hours, weekends and holidays, outdoors in all types of weather conditions as required.

        11. Participate in and complete required safety training.

        12. Other duties and projects as assigned.

         

        • Department: Daily interaction with Supervisor (Production Coordinator and or Nursery Manager). Frequent interaction with peers in the immediate work group.
        • Company: Interaction with peers in other nursery and orchard groups across the company as related to seedling production targets.
        • Outside Company: May participate in outside conferences and symposia when appropriate.

         

         

         

          • Experience in construction, welding, metal fabrication, and equipment maintenance.
          • Ability to be innovative and be resourceful to accomplish goals
          • Basic math, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills
          • Associate Degree in Agriculture or Horticulture, or 5+ years experience operating and maintaining agricultural equipment in lieu of education preferred.
          • Good human relations skills to serve as a team member and a team leader.

           

           

           

           

          This is heavy work exerting up to 40-100 pounds of force; 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, gasses and chemicals; visual acuity is required for maintenance and identifying problems; requires hearing sufficient to perceive noises for diagnostic purposes.   This can be inside or outside work or working in hot, humid cold and damp conditions.  Applicant must have a valid driver’s license.  Applicant must pass a drug screening test.

           

           

           

           

           

           

          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.

          IT Systems Administrator – Ridgeville, SC

          The Systems Administrator is an experienced Information Technology systems analyst that supports enterprise IT system infrastructure. The System Administrator is responsible for planning, implementing, installing, configuring, supporting, developing, and maintaining enterprise information systems. The position requires the ability to troubleshoot hardware, software, peripherals, connectivity, and policy issues. It also includes the research, testing, documentation, and evaluation of new products. This individual will build and maintain relationships and services with both internal, external and vendor partners to ensure processes are in place to ensure effective infrastructure service delivery.

           

           

           

           

           

           

          • Support, troubleshoot and maintain computer systems, network devices and storage devices by monitoring systems performance, configuration, maintenance, and repair.
          • Install and configure servers, network devices, firewalls, and storage devices.
          • Administer and support core Microsoft 365, Meraki, Linux, NAS, and VMware/ESX/ technologies.
          • Maintain inventory and asset configuration documentation.
          • Provide training and documentation on existing and new technologies.
          • Take responsibility for projects and solutions as required by strategic initiatives.
          • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible, automated approaches for system administrative tasks.
          • Assist in the architecture/engineering process for new infrastructure related technology solutions ensuring they are compatible with the company’s business needs and strategic objectives.
          • Responsible for responding to “help desk” calls for malfunctioning equipment quickly and meeting other needs as required by departments.
          • Work closely with other infrastructure teams and IT hardware service provider vendors.
          • Responsible for Ordering, organizing, and maintaining Mobile devices and supporting employees in their usage of them.
          • Installs, maintains, and upgrades all LAN and local printers.
          • Perform routine and scheduled audits of all systems, including backups.
          • Customer Focus
          • Drive Results
          • Technical Competence
          • Communication
          • Analysis and Judgement
          • Integrity and Trust

           

           

           

            • A degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field with 6 years of experience in computer networking/Desktop Support, Microsoft 365.
            • SAP B1, PowerBI, Sales Force, Access or other BI system experiences are all very strong pluses and will be preferred hires.
            • Team oriented, yet able to work independently; very self-motivated.
            • Outstanding work ethic; displays a high sense of urgency to resolve issues quickly and efficiently.
            • Be available for rotation assignment for on-call support duties.
            • Occasional daily and overnight travel will also be necessary.

            Additional Qualifications:

            •  A high sense of responsibility – to our customers, our business partners, our colleagues, and to the quality and timeliness of one’s own work; a willingness to “do what it takes” to support our company’s systems – sometimes during non-standard work hours.
            • A continual desire and capability to learn.
            • Ability to provide guidance and training to others.
            • Certifications a plus (Windows, Cisco, LINUX, VMware, Security+, Network +).

             

             

             

            This is an exempt position.   Minimal overnight travel.

            Supervisory Responsibilities:

             None

             

             

             

             

            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.

            Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.

            Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the phone, attending in-person meetings.

            Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.

            Must be able to lift 70 lbs. occasionally and lift 35-40 lbs. regularly.

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