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Grower’s Assistant/ IPM Scout

by Ontario Plants Propagation Ltd

Position Type: Full-time
Location: St. Thomas, ON
Date Posted: Nov 03, 2023
Experience: 1 Year
Ontario Plants Propagation Ltd
Ontario Plants Propagation Ltd

Job Description

Grower’s Assistant

Full-time, Permanent
St. Thomas, Ontario (Talbotville rural location)

Report to

Head Grower

The Company

At Ontario Plants Propagation Limited, our vision is to be Eastern North America’s premier supplier of greenhouse vegetable transplants.  In order to help us accomplish this goal, we need to hire motivated passionate people. With that in mind we are looking for a Growers Assistant/ IPM Scout whose primary responsibilities will be working with the growing team to ensure high quality vegetable seedlings.

Job Description/Responsibilities
  • Collect the necessary data as per the instructions provided for the plant trials
  • Scout crops to identify and monitor pests and diseases.
  • Monitor and track pest pressure
  • Provide photos of plants to customers twice a week
  • Participate in quality and productivity improvement initiatives
  • Maintain and adhere to all company policies and procedures
  • Help maintain a safe and clean workplace
  • Perform other tasks as may be assigned

Minimum Requirements
  • Completion of post-secondary diploma in a related field
  • Knowledge of pest and disease identification
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to create logically ordered objectives
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to motivate and attain positive results from employees and teams is a must

Physical Location/Working Conditions
  • Greenhouse environment in rural area, own transportation required;
  • 35 – 55 hours per week, shifts may vary between day and evening
  • Working in high Temperatures


Based on experience. 

This role is classified as an agriculture employee / farm employee. See the following link for more details about this classification from ESA

How to apply

Submit your resume:

Mail: 38024 John Wise Line, St. Thomas, Ontario N5P 3T2
Email:      Subject title: Assitant Grower
Fax: 519 637 2449

Ontario Plants Propagation Ltd provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations, please contact Human Resources at 519-637-2119. We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those meeting the requirements will be considered.

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