Nursery Production (Tractor)

Employer
Acorn Recruitment
Location
Cheshire, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
25 Nov 2020

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Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
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We are recruiting for Plant Nursery and Forestry workers (with tractor licence) on behalf of our prestigious client, Forestry England.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a uniquely natural environment as an important part of the team, responsible for growing and grading seeds and tree plants for use in UK forests and across the world.

A Tractor licence is required for this role.

Typical duties include;

- Driving a tractor

- Mechanical transplanting

- Netting seedbeds

- Hand-weeding,

- Grading trees into different sizes

- Other general nursery duties

This work can take place in all weathers and involves both indoor and outdoor work. You may be working both as part of a team and independently. There is a bonus scheme in place in addition to the basic pay rate to encourage good productivity and efficiency.

The nursery has a current annual programme to supply the public forest estate with up to 12 million forest usable trees. A wide range of mainly conifer and some broadleaved species are grown from seed and cuttings to meet this demand. The plant stock is produced both in the open nursery as a bare-root product and also containerised, grown in a poly-tunnel and glasshouse complex. The container nursery also produces up to 1 million rooted cuttings for use on the open nursery.

The ability to work in a flexible and adaptable manner is an absolute necessity for this role
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