LiveRoof Childress Production Supervisor

Position Summary

LiveRoof Production Supervisor

Job Summary

The LR Production Supervisor generally reports to the Operations Manager, but may be assigned to another department if their assistance is needed in other areas or divisions. The LR Production Supervisor will work to ensure the finished product is populated sufficiently and produced and shipped on time.

About Us

Riverbend Nursery is a progressive, container wholesale growing operation that sells Select BIG Tag Groundcovers, Perennials, Ferns, Herbs and Ornamental Grasses; Jeepers Creepers, Gilbertie's Herbs, and LiveRoof prevegetated green roof modules to retailers, landscapers, and re-wholesalers.

Essential Functions

Work Activities:
• Report any problems, needed supplies, damaged equipment, pests, disease concerns immediately to the Head Grower
• Work efficiently at every task performed to save time and money
• Direct team leads and crew members as needed
• Turn in crew time sheets to Office Manager daily
• Turn in production numbers (schedules) and pull reports daily
• Evaluate water needs of LR stock and modules on a daily basis and schedule accordingly with the help of the Head grower
• Perform fertility tests on stock beds as needed and plan accordingly based on readings
• Scan Stock beds on a weekly basis during growing season and relay information to Operation services
• Evaluate weed populations in LR stock fields on a weekly basis and complete sprays, weed and request weeding hours to control
• Supervise and work with LR cutback crew to ensure cuts are at appropriate height and plant quality is maintained
• Supervise and work with LR fill and plant crews to ensure that production is completed on time, in correct quantity and plant quality is maintained
• Supervise and work with LR distribution crew to ensure that modules are shipped on time and in correct quantity, maintaining high quality of delivered material
• Walk newer LR production areas daily for irrigation issues and to determine if current schedule is adequate
• Uses tractor and spreader to apply fertilizers and pesticides as needed.
• Perform maintenance activities as needed at each facility such as needed
• Work for the maintenance / Distribution department during slower times of the year
• Help transport equipment between properties
Other Duties
• Assist in shipping, maintenance and other departments during busy seasons as needed.
• Other duties as assigned

Job Skills

Upon Hire
• Ability to take verbal and written instructions in English
• Ability to record written information
• Ability to work on a team
• Ability to supervise a team, coach as needed, and set and ensure goals are met by team
• Ability to do physical labor in all types of weather conditions
• Ability to visually inspect plant material for weeds, pests, nutrient deficiencies or disease
• Ability to prepare, calculate and analyze information and research and present solutions
• Horticulture or similar degree or equivalent experience that allows them to understand the science of growing plants
• Must have a valid driver's license to travel to off-site to fields

Desired Skills

After Hire
• Perform soil and water tests
• Navigate inventory system to create reports
• Understand proper watering practices
• Operate and understand manual and automated watering systems
• Obtain Pesticide applicator certificate
• Drive: Box truck, Telehandler, Tractor
• Basic understanding/communication of verbal Spanish
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