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21 December 2023

Nursery Leading Hand

Job Outline

LeaderBrand is currently looking for a motivated, fit and proactive Leading Hand to join our Gisborne team. This is an excellent opportunity to gain sound knowledge of Nursery operations, learn from our diverse team of growers and develop your people skills.

Our produce is taken care of from germination of seeds to seedlings then onto transplantation into the fields.  We supply high quality transplants both locally and nationally.

About The Role

As a member of this close-knit Nursery team you will be responsible for:

  • operating and maintaining the seeding line
  • green house operations and maintenance
  • growing plants from seeds
  • preparing soil mixes and composts
  • operating semi-automated irrigation systems
  • watering and fertilizing plants
  • monitoring plants for pests & disease
  • organising stock and dispatch of plants.
About You

You will need to bring a reasonable level of fitness as this role can be physically demanding.  A driver’s license is essential, a forklift license would be an advantage although on the job training is available.  During the summer months, the glass houses will be very hot and humid, and there will be times you will need to help out with extra hours during the weekends.   

Having a good attitude, a great sense of humour, a genuine passion for horticulture and a willingness to learn will help make all the difference to joining our team!

Successful applicants must pass drug testing as part of the pre-employment process, be a New Zealand resident or hold a valid work visa.