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Nursery and Orchard Production Coordinator


  • ArborGen, Inc.
  • 12/03/20
  • Selma, AL
  • 36703
  • 62,000 - 67,000 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
Nursery crop management maintain a precise schedule for soil preparation, sowing of seed, irrigation, fertilization, pesticide spraying, cultural practices and lifting of seedlings.
Maintain nursery and orchard crop records working with subordinates.
Monitor seedling and cone crops for quality, growth, density and pests.
Orchard Management -- Coordinate management regime for +100 acres of pine seed orchards at two sites, from new establishments to mature orchards. Supervise the harvest of pine cones annually.
Research Assist research activities in conjunction with the Product Development group.
Administrative -- Directly supervise seasonal temporary labor, manage a strong safety program, operational purchasing and record keeping.

Ongoing Interaction:
Department: Daily interaction with direct reports. Frequent interaction with peers in the immediate work group. Regular interaction with peers in other groups within the department. Frequent interaction with Supervisor.
Company: Regular interaction with peers in other groups across the company as related to common production targets.
Outside Company: Participation in outside conferences and industry meetings.

Education/Experience/Skills:
Bachelors degree in Forest Science or related agricultural/horticultural field and 5 years work experience in a forestry/agricultural/horticultural -related field
Strong administrative and organizational skills supported by proficiency with spreadsheet and word processing software.
Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills.
Strong sense of financial and asset stewardship.
Valid drivers license.

Physical Requirements:
This is heavy work exerting 40-100 pounds of force repeatedly. Work may involve climbing, stooping, crouching, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting and grasping. Worker is subject to inside and outside environment, noise, vibration, working hazards, fumes, odors, dust, wood smoke and chemicals. Must pass a respirator test and wear a respirator while spraying pesticides and treating pine seed. Visual acuity is required for equipment and vehicle operation; requires hearing sufficient to perceive noises for diagnostic purposes.

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