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  Assistant Nursery Manager - KwaZulu Natal
 
Position:
 

Assistant Nursery Manager

 
Location:
 

KwaZulu Natal

 
Job Description :
 

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a hands-on, honest and reliable Assistant Nursery Manager to join an established team with a leading commercial seedling nursery. Based about an hour outside of Pietermaritzburg this position reports to the Operations Manager.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the planting of all seed and clonal orders;
  • Manage the preparation of trays, medium and other inputs to ensure smooth and efficient running of the planting operation;
  • Manage clonal hedge tunnel production, optimizing quality and size of cuttings to improve rooting percentage;
  • Manage the rooting and hardening off of all cuttings;
  • Conduct plant quality checks and compile weekly stock reports and germination checks;
  • Monitor inventory levels of production inputs;
  • Manage packshed operations, pulling of orders and loading of trucks. Please note that working hours are from 07h00 until 17h00 during the week and include a full weekend duty once a month.

Minimum requirements:

  • Matric (a relevant tertiary qualification is preferred);
  • Hands-on experience in an intensive agricultural/ horticultural plant production environment;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • A passion for producing quality plants;
  • Fluency in both English and isiZulu;
  • Good administration skills and numerical literacy.
   
 
Salary Details:

A competitive, market-related salary will be offered to the successful candidate, dependent on their skills and experience. Accommodation is available on request, own transport is preferable.  

 
Contact:

To be considered for this position please contact Kate Watts or email a completed CV to kwatts@agristaff.co.za. You are encouraged to complete our Registration Document if you are not currently registered.

 
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