Job title: Grower (Forest Seedling Nursery)

Company: PRT

Job description: Company DescriptionWho are we:At PRT, we believe in being the stewards of growth and renewal for generations to come. Our Mission is to provide the most trusted growing services, best suited to the needs of our customers, and we achieve that by putting our customers first while always respecting our employees. PRT is the largest commercial-scale growing provider in North America for a wide range of high-quality forestry seedling species. PRT has the capacity to grow and sell more than 630 million seedlings annually, at its 28 nursery locations across Canada & USA and we owe our success to our employees. By joining PRT you will become part of a team of people that grows trees for our future forests! Our cultural journey values the behavioral attributes of drive, the relentless pursuit to deliver exceptional results, and exceptional performance expectations which fosters a people first mindset, resolve to be the best while first being our best to each other, and a commitment to make right versus make do. Actions over words, results over promises, and people over production.Job DescriptionA Day in the Life:PRT is currently recruiting for a full time Grower 2 position to assist with the many different aspects of nursery responsibilities at PRT Harrop in Nelson BC. The person in the Grower 2 position assists with the production of quality forest seedling crops by applying effective forest nursery practices and principles. This position provides an opportunity to operationally assist, co-ordinate and train forest nursery workers in required nursery work activities. This engaging, high paced, physical position offers a safe work environment and an opportunity for a career that will make a positive change in the world. Candidates should have a desire and keenness to learn about the seed orchard activities, work independently and efficiently. Regular work hours are 40 hours per week with varying shift times by grow season, weekend work and shift work are required. No experience required; full training will be provided. Successful applicants will be required to complete in house online training and obtain a pesticide applicator certificate. Candidates may be interviewed and tested to assess their skill, ability, competence, and efficiency for this position.Key accountabilities of the Grower 2 are:

  • Keep neat and accurate records including computerized record keeping systems
  • Operate computerized and other control systems
  • Maintain, repair and upgrade nursery facilities and ensure proper maintenance of equipment
  • Follow a company directed Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program for pesticide application
  • Promote collaboration and teamwork at all levels
  • Set targets (i.e., production, timelines) and evaluate achievement

Career video for a (Grower) profile can be seenAbout the team:The person filling the Grower 2 position will work alongside other nursery workers under the supervision of the Nursery Lead and report to the Nursery Manager. This position is situated in the breathtaking West Kootenays of British Columbia. This beautiful location offers activities and magnificent scenery all year long!QualificationsEnough about us, let’s talk about you:Required/ Minimum Qualifications & Skills:

Victim Services Worker
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transportation
  • Knowledge of greenhouse equipment and climate control systems
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong and professional communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills
  • Great organizational and record keeping skills
  • Ability to provide basic maintenance of facilities and equipment

Preferred Qualifications & Skills:

  • Pesticide Applicator Certificate
  • A degree in related field or related work experience
  • Relevant forest seedling nursery experience

Additional InformationCompensation and Benefits:At PRT, we believe in unconditional success through people. We strive to be the place where people can sow their career and grow with us. Other components of our total rewards offering include:

  • Competitive hourly wage; $27.01/ per hour
  • Bonus incentive program
  • Matching RRSP program
  • Comprehensive benefits package inclusive of extended health, vision and dental
  • Relocation allowance (if applicable)
  • Flexible start date – position is currently vacant, looking to hire ASAP
  • A supportive team structured environment, a strong safety culture, and a commitment to the environment.
  • Room to grow – Learning and growing is built into every role here. At PRT, you’ll get mentorship and acknowledgment for helping our business grow.
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Collaboration and teamwork – Innovation doesn’t know hierarchy. We make sure everyone is heard, considered, and respected.
  • Green Culture – Our PRT nurseries and seed orchards are vibrant and fun communities with employees who share a strong passion for the nature solutions we provide to our earth and doing their part in regenerating the forests of North America.

Next Steps:We embrace diversity, equity and inclusion for innovation and growth. We promote equality of opportunity and seek different perspectives to challenge conventional approaches and continuously improve our company’s performance and progress. We believe that diversity and inclusion help us drive innovation, make better decisions, achieve effective stewardship of our business and enable our people to thrive. We encourage you to connect with us at for more information about our accessible workplace, including disability accommodation for the recruitment process and beyond.To apply please send your resume directly to us through our career portal at;Still want to learn more?Follow us on Instagram: @TrustedToGrow, @IFCOSeedlings orFacebook: @PRTGrowingServicesLinkedIn: @PRTGrowingServices, @IFCOSeedlings#trustedtogrow

Location: Nelson, BC

Job date: Sat, 06 Jul 2024 22:09:02 GMT