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Nursery Operations Manager

Full time, Permanent

Twining Valley Nurseries, Franklin Auckland

Twining Valley Nurseries is Australasia’s only comprehensive grower of instant hedges. Located in the foothills of the Hunua ranges, Mangatawhiri is ideally situated within the Auckland - Hamilton - Tauranga golden triangle.

We are a small, innovative, family run business that takes great pride in our products and work environment. There’s more information on our wonderful nursery here - www.tvn.co.nz 

This is a hands-on role, working with a busy team, where you will have the opportunity to use a broad range of skills in a variety of tasks. With an eye for detail, sound organisational ability, and a good degree of physical fitness, this role will suit an experienced horticulturalist looking for something a little different.

Ideally, the applicant will

  • be fully qualified to National Certificate in Horticulture Level 4 – or an equivalent standard
  • have experience with advanced grade nursery production, and proven plant empathy
  • have a good understanding in the operation of irrigation systems
  • have supervision experience
  • be Grow Safe and Approved Handler certified
  • have a good record keeping ability
  • have a good work ethic and ability to manage time efficiently
  • have a clean drivers licence (class 2 would be an advantage)
  • enjoy the achievement of growing products to a high standard

Your responsibilities will be managing all aspects of plant production and dispatch, and include

  • living our company values in the workplace
  • supervision of staff
  • pest monitoring and management
  • crop protection spraying
  • irrigation
  • staff training
  • record keeping and nursery compliance
  • Health and Safety risk management 
  • day planning
  • support in other areas of our nursery, maintenance, and customer care.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.