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Nursery Manager

Company: Penderlea Farms
Location: Burgaw
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

*About the Company*

Penderlea Farms is a 575-acre family owned farm located in Burgaw, NC. We're on a mission to preserve and repopulate the Historic Style Live Oaks in Southeastern, North Carolina. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of best practices in the industry and harvest our acorns from some of the oldest and most famous trees in the area.

Through partnerships with Airlie Gardens and other environmental non-profits in the area, we aim to raise awareness about the importance of the Historic Live Oak to our natural landscapes. We grow our trees to have the sprawling, majestic, flair that has become synonymous with our local scenery. We are excited for our trees to be enjoyed for generations to come while providing a living connection to the giant ancestors from which they descended.

*Key Responsibilities: *

* Oversee production and growing of general line of container grown nursery stock
* Coordinate production plans including liner and input planning, labor scheduling, space and location planning, and management of workforce accounting for given weather conditions, equipment availability, and other seasonal factors.
* Collaborates with Farm Manager to produce and maintain high quality, healthy plants, and growing facilities
* Assures all safety rules and policies are in place and always followed
* Assists with proper inventory management including all potting, consolidation, and scrap reporting
* Maintain irrigation schedules and system for proper seasonal schedules and continual maintenance
* Conducts daily crop scouting, reporting on any IPM or irrigation related issues

*Key Requirements: *

* 5+ years of experience in container nursery stock production *-A MUST*
* Must have extensive knowledge of pesticide practices and irrigation
* Bachelor's degree in Horticulture or related field- preferred
* Strong organizational and planning skills
* Self-starter, works well under pressure, ability to multi-task
* Computer literate, including Windows based software including but not limited to Excel and Word
* Ability to obtain SC Pesticide applicators license
* Must have experience managing IPM programs including planning, implementation, and follow up
* Ability to work in inclement weather
* Excellent communication skills, bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus
* Analytical and inquisitive, not afraid to ask questions or offer new ideas

*Other Requirements: *

* Must have reliable transportation
* Willingness to work weekends as needed
* Willing to help in other areas of the nursery depending on the time of the year/season
* Able to repetitively bend, stretch, reach, lift, stand, and walk with unrestricted motion. Able to remain on feet for majority of the day. Can lift 50 pounds or more with or without accommodations

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 - $65,000.00 per year

Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday
Supplemental pay types:
* Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Burgaw, NC 28425: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: Penderlea Farms, Wilmington , Nursery Manager, Executive , Burgaw, North Carolina

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