Horticultural Nursery – Production Line Supervisor – £13 to £14 hour – Martock

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Yeovil

Our horticultural business grows £3 million of bedding and patio plants per annum at our large 14 acre nursery near Martock, Yeovil. You would be part of a large nursery production and retail store team training, learning and focussed on seeding, propagation, production line supervision, growing on and dispatch of garden plants into the South West’s largest garden plant grower / retailer business.

Our production lines are automated, and your role will involve operating of machinery and equipment plus regular cleaning, maintenance and upkeep of the production lines.

Your duties would be as follows:

·         Supervise the seeding line production of young plants with a small team

·         Assist as needed with propagation managers

·         Supervise the final production process of transplanting seedlings into finished containers with a small team

·         Assist with the growing on and dispatch processes.

·         Learn all about commercial horticulture from seedling to growing and then retail

·         This role requires you to be physically active all day on your feet and to carry out lifting and carrying consistently – it is a hands on position and applicants need to enjoy this type of work

·         Be part of a bigger management team and become integral to the most successful nurseries in the southwest of UK

Skills you will need:

·         Capable of running an automated production line and able to handle equipment, machinery and have basic interest in how the line operates and maintenance

·         Good planning abilities to ensure consistent management of the production lines

·         Good staff management abilities to organise your team effectively.

·         Flexible attitude to duties so you can assist across the nursery as part of the management team on a wider basis

·         Interest in commercial horticulture and growing of plants

Full training can be given to an enthusiastic applicant willing to learn quickly and who has mechanical and production line interests and staff management ability. Our business operates from five nurseries in the South West of UK and can offer excellent career opportunities.

All hourly wage rates subject to successful completion of short initial trial period before we look to train and progress your career with us. We can offer fast pay rises and promotions for bright hard-working applicants with excellent career prospects as part of our 100 strong staff team across five horticultural garden centres located in Devon and Somerset. We are the largest grower / retailer of garden plants in the South West UK.

Our company offers full training programs leading to potential management / supervisory roles in our stores / departments. Our company has a proven, successful system for promoting staff from within our ranks over a three to six month period to higher paid roles within the company.

How to Apply for this role

  • Please send your CV (and a covering letter if available) as soon as possible. We will only respond to applicants who we wish to interview.
  • Interviews will be held within the following few days and weeks
  • The interview process will be informal and friendly and involve completion of an application form and an in-depth chat about the roles on offer.
  • There is no closing date for these positions unless they are filled.

We currently have many vacancies so please visit our website (www.growndirect.co.uk) to view our other vacancies.

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