Forest Seedling Nursery Operations Manager

  • 668 St Annes Rd, Armstrong, BC V0E 1B5, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

PRT operates a diverse network of 16 nurseries in Canada and the United States enabling us to grow a wide variety of high-quality container forest seedlings for all climatic and site conditions. Annual production of 220 million seedlings makes PRT the largest producer of containerized forest seedlings in North America. We produce trees for customers from British Columbia to Ontario and Michigan to Alabama.

Job Description

As a member of the local management team you will have the opportunity to work with the most innovative conifer seedling producer in the industry with a focus on customer satisfaction and continuous improvement. Reporting to the Nursery Manager, you will develop and execute an operational work plan that will enable the nursery team to produce high quality forest seedlings and operate high yield seed orchards while assisting in leading an experienced team that takes pride in meeting our customer’s expectations on quality in a cost effective manner. Your focus will include crop culture, continuous improvement activities, customer focus, safe work procedures, and promotion of PRT.

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
The ideal candidate will have:
o    A bachelor’s degree or diploma in horticulture, agriculture, or forestry, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
o    Seed Orchard experience is an asset
o    Five or more years of horticulture or crop production experience 
o    Experience leading and managing crop production teams 
o    Strong planning, organization, and time management skills
o    Ability to problem solve and conduct root cause analysis
o    Strong computer skills with proficiency in MS-Excel, MS-Word, and MS-Outlook
o    Knowledge or experience with continuous process improvement in a production environment

Additional Information

Compensation, Benefits & Workplace Culture:
o    Highly competitive annual salary matching your level of experience and ability
o    Bonus incentive program – up to 10% of annual salary
o    Matching RRSP program 
o    Comprehensive benefits package inclusive of extended health, dental, provincial medical with all premiums paid by the employer
o    Relocation allowance (if applicable)
o    Our PRT nurseries are vibrant and fun communities with employees who share a strong passion for the “green” nature of our business and doing their part in regenerating the forests of North America. 
o    We provide a supportive team structured environment, a strong safety culture, and a commitment to the environment.

Location:
Situated in the breathtaking Okanagan Valley, Armstrong BC is surrounded by beauty. During the summer months the valley offers countless sandy beaches, hot sun, and a variety of outdoor activities. Okanagan Lake provides the valley not only with excellent water activities, but is also a spectacular backdrop to the golf courses, fruit orchards, wineries and popular ski resorts. 

How to Apply:
Please apply through the Career Page of our website at https://www.prt.com/careers/current-job-postings Applications will be accepted until the successful candidate has been hired.  Please check out our Career video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsvfZdw_9m0
Thank you for applying; however only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
 

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