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May

Experienced Rose Grower

Treloar Roses - Bolwarra, VIC

Agriculture, Nature & Animal
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Treloar Roses is seeking to fill several full-time nursery positions to help with the day to day operations of the wholesale / retail nursery. Candidates must possess a working knowledge of all facets of the annual rose cycle and be able to perform duties listed below.

Main Duties

  1. Plan and propagate crops according to contractual specifications
  2. Maintain detailed records of different varieties of roses budded/grafted on a daily and monthly basis
  3. Monitor soil conditions and other environmental factors likely to impact on plants and take appropriate action where needed
  4. Maintain plant care and treatment using fertilizers and pesticides to ensure optimal growth
  5. Supervise harvesting / pruning teams and provide training where needed
  6. Maintain farming equipment including machinery and irrigation systems
  7. Monitor the packaging of plants and ensure that plants are graded properly
  8. Assist with operational activities including administration, marketing and dispatch.

Selection Criteria

Successful candidates will have at least 3 - 5 years of experience propagating and cultivating different varieties of rose stock for large scale production nurseries and will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate specific knowledge and techniques needed to achieve high strike rates amongst rose stock
  2. Cultivate and prune plants correctly to optimise the size and quality of the crop
  3. Provide training / supervision to nursery workers performing seasonal tasks (e.g. harvesting and packaging rose plants).
  4. Maintain accurate records for stock, sales and dispatch
  5. Create reports used in the day to day operation and management of the Nursery