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Nursery Specialist


  • ArborGen, Inc.
  • 01/21/20
  • Shellman, GA
  • 39886
  • 19.00 / Hourly
  • Full-Time
ArborGens Nursery in Shellman, GA has an open position for a Nursery Specialist. The Nursery Specialist is required to perform all the skilled operations at a Nursery. He/she is responsible for production goals, product quality and minimizing nursery expenses. A specialist must be reliable, innovative, team-oriented and conscientious with a positive work ethic.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
1. Operate, maintain, modify and calibrate farm tractors, agricultural equipment, conveyors, and strapping machines and other equipment used on the job.
2. Maintain records including but not limited to equipment maintenance, parts inventory, safety inspections, and fuel records.
3. Assist in the operation and maintenance of an automatic irrigation system including pump station, below ground main lines, above ground supply system, and digital controllers.
4. Weld and fabricate metal items.
5. Assist in all phases of weed control, including herbicide application, mechanical control and hand weeding.
6. Assist in all phases of crop nutrition including fertilization recommendations and applications.
7. Wear safety personal protective equipment, maintain facility, and maintain a safe working environment.
8. Supervise labor in various nursery operations.
9. Serve as a team member in group work improvement projects.
10. Work extended hours, weekends and holidays, outdoors in all types of weather conditions as required.
11. Participate in and complete required safety training.
12. Other duties and projects as assigned.

Education/Experience/Skills:
Experience in construction, welding, metal fabrication, and equipment maintenance.
Ability to be innovative and be resourceful to accomplish goals
Basic math, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills
Associate Degree in Agriculture or Horticulture, or 5+ years experience operating and maintaining agricultural equipment in lieu of education preferred.
Good human relations skills to serve as a team member and a team leader.

Physical Requirements:
This is heavy work exerting up to 40-100 pounds of force; 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, gasses and chemicals; visual acuity is required for experiments; requires hearing sufficient to perceive noises for diagnostic purposes. This can be inside or outside work or working in hot, humid cold and damp conditions. Applicant must have a valid drivers license. Applicant must pass a drug screening test.

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