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Job Details

Nursery Worker

Posted on Sep 16, 2020 by Local Nursery Ltd

  • Location Spruce Grove, AB
  • Earnings $15.00 hourly
  • Work Hours 40 to 52 hours per week
  • Position Seasonal Full Time
  • Vacancies 8  Vacancies
  • Closing Date Oct 07, 2020
Job Requirements

Employer

Local Nursery Ltd

Languages

English

Education

No degree, certificate or diploma

Equipment and Machinery Experience

  • Mechanical cultivator
  • Mechanical sprayer
  • Irrigation pumps and equipment
  • Garden tractors
  • Chain saw
  • Forklift

Experience

Experience an asset

Weight Handling

Up to 45 kg (100 lbs)

Type of Product

  • Seasonal plants
  • Ornamental trees, shrubs and hedges
  • Bedding plants
  • Berry bushes
  • Coniferous trees
  • Deciduous trees
  • Perennials

Type of Farm Operations

Floriculture production

Specific Skills

  • Transplant seedlings or rooted cuttings
  • Spray or dust plants with insecticides and fungicides
  • Report signs of insect or disease damage
  • Pot and re-pot plants
  • Plant bulbs and seeds
  • Operate climate controls
  • Mix and prepare soils
  • Dig up wrapping rootballs of trees and shrubs
  • Assist in pruning trees, shrubs and plants
  • Assist in grafting activities
  • Apply fertilizers
  • Water and tend to plants, lawns and/or gardens
  • Clean work area

Own Tools/Equipment

  • Steel-toed safety boots
  • Gloves

Work Site Environment

  • Outdoors
  • Wet/damp
  • Hot
  • Non-smoking

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Handling heavy loads
  • Physically demanding
  • Standing for extended periods
  • Bending, crouching, kneeling

Work Location Information

Rural area

Personal Suitability

  • Team player
  • Reliability

Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists Specific Skills

  • Budding trees
  • Clipping
  • Deleafing
  • Fruit trees training
  • Harvesting seedlings
  • Mixing fertilizer
  • Suckering
  • Tying
  • Weeding
  • Shoot positioning
  • Seed cutting
  • Greenhouse cleaning

How to Apply

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

Advertised Until

Oct 07, 2020

Important notice: This job posting has been provided by an external employer.The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

Interest Codes
The Nursery Worker is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Nursery and Greenhouse Workers
METHODICAL

Interest in speaking to provide information to customers on gardening and the care of trees, shrubs, flowers, plants and lawns; and in maintaining inventory and order materials

OBJECTIVE

Interest in operating equipment to spray against disease and pests; and in positioning and regulating greenhouse and outdoor irrigation systems; may operate tractors and other machinery and equipment to fertilize, cultivate, harvest and spray

innovative

Interest in comparing information to prepare soil and plant bulbs, seeds and cuttings; and in grafting and budding plants and in transplanting seedlings and rooted cuttings

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 
It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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