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IPM Crop Technician

Container Farm - 12266 10th Line, 12266 10th Line, Georgetown, Ontario, Canada Req #310
Monday, March 2, 2020

Employment Opportunity

 

Independently owned and operated for more than 100 years, Sheridan Nurseries is Canada's largest, fully integrated garden centre, retailer and grower, known for top quality products and services. At Sheridan Nurseries we offer employees a dynamic, fun and fast paced work environment, focused on growth, development and personal well being with flexible, comprehensive training programs. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including a company pension.  Sheridan Nurseries Container Farm is actively searching for the full time, permanent position of: 

IPM Crop Technician/Sprayer

 

Accountabilities

  • As part of the growing team you will monitor plant health and implement the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program for the Nursery
  • Regular scouting through crops, investigate, recommend solutions
  • Implement appropriate pest control methods, including the spraying of pesticides
  • Responsible for supervision of trained Farm Assistants
  • Keep accurate records
  • Maintain and calibrate spray equipment
  • Able to join other work crews as priorities require

Skills Required

 

  • Tractor experience required. Forklift and other machinery operation would be an asset. 
  • Keen interest in plant biology, insects and other plant pests
  • Have, or be willing to get, your Grower Pesticide Safety Certification
  • Resourceful and works well independently
  • Organized with good record keeping skills
  • This role is physically demanding, must be able to lift up to 50lbs and work in an outdoor environment during all types of weather conditions
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as seasonal peaks require

           

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  If selected, please advise if you require special accommodation to attend the interview.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Container Farm - 12266 10th Line, 12266 10th Line, Georgetown, Ontario, Canada