Nursery Technician - Scion
Science New Zealand
Rotorua, New Zealand
1d ago

SCION

Do you have a positive 'can do' attitude, an 'eye for detail', and a willingness to work on a variety of tasks? Are you keen to learn, develop, and be a supportive and considerate team member?

And do you have all of this wrapped up with your experience as a nursery technician? Then the Nursery Technician position at Scion is right for you!

This position is responsible for the completion of operational tasks and supporting scientific research in the nursery.

This includes work in the Scion nursery facilities and field site locations. The job mostly includes planting, cultivating, measuring, harvesting, and transplanting of tree species of varying grades and propagation methods.

Tasks will include, amongst other day-to-day nursery tasks, assisting with :

  • Meticulous data collection and record-keeping.
  • Assist researchers with managing trials ensuing the highest quality science outcomes.
  • The setting of cuttings, both bare-root and container-grown.
  • Lifting and packaging of bare-root and container crops, ready for dispatch.
  • Hand-sowing of seed and pricking-out of new crops.
  • Training in, and operation of, mechanised propagation equipment.
  • As required, be trained in or receive training for safe and efficient tractor and quad-bike operation.
  • As required, be trained in or receive training and certificates (e.g., GrowSafe and / or Safe Chemical Handling) for safe and efficient agri-chemical handling and application.
  • Potential for assistance with management of crop system automation (for candidates with relevant experience in this area)
  • What you will have.

  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced environment.
  • Pride in your work.
  • Team player
  • Excellent work ethic.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to work on different tasks, both outdoors and indoors, often in inclement conditions.
  • Knowledge of horticultural principles and practices desirable.
  • Experience in nursery automation and mechanisation would be advantageous.
  • A commitment to ensuring you comply with Scion policies, particularly health and safety, and our Scion Values.
  • NOTE : Due to client contracts, appointments to these positions may be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Medical clearance will be required upon appointment to these roles.

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