Horticulture Supervisor

3 - 6 Years

Job Description

Overall responsibility to directly supervise and coordinate activities of horticultural workers. May have to perform both supervisory and management functions, such as accounting and marketing work. Will be responsible for overseeing the cultivation and planting of different types of crops, plants, shrubs, and turf. Should also be able to deliver presentations on chemical and plant safety to interested groups and individuals, to maintain and ensure repairs of related equipment and oversee staff development.
To assign duties to members of staff such as cultivation, harvesting, maintenance, grading and packing products, or altering greenhouse environmental conditions.

To be aware of and wherever possible, adopt the latest trends in horticulture related technologies.
To estimate work-hour requirements to plant, cultivate, or harvest, and prepares work schedule.
To confer with management to report conditions, plan planting and harvesting schedules, and to discuss changes in fertilizer, herbicides, or cultivating techniques.
To drive and operate heavy machinery, such as dump truck, tractor, or growth-media tiller, to transport materials and supplies.
To maintain records of employees' hours worked, and work completed.
To prepare and submit written or oral reports of personnel actions, such as performance evaluations, hires, promotions, and discipline.
To train employees in horticultural techniques, such as transplanting and weeding, shearing and harvesting trees, and grading and packing flowers.
To inspect facilities to determine maintenance needs, such as malfunctioning environmental-control system, clogged sprinklers, or missing glass panes in greenhouse

Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Industry:Education / Teaching / Training

Employment Type:Permanent Job, Full Time

Key Skills

Desired Candidate Profile

Proven experience in the relevant area with large Companies/Institutions.
Passionate about environment
Excellent organizational skills
A team player with leadership skills.
The ability to pay attention to details and good knowledge of latest trends in horticulture.


UG:B.Sc - Agriculture, Biology, Botany

PG:MS/M.Sc(Science) - Biology, Botany

Company Profile

Vellore Institute of Technology
VIT University was established with the aim of providing quality higher education on par with international standards. It persistently seeks and adopts innovative methods to improve the quality of higher education on a consistent basis.The campus has a cosmopolitan atmosphere with students from all corners of the globe. Experienced and learned teachers are strongly encouraged to nurture the students. The global standards set at VIT in the field of teaching and research spur us on in our relentless pursuit of excellence
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