Operations Manager - Forest Seedlings



Operations Manager - Forest Seedlings



Employment Type:



per year

Job Description:

Company Description

PRT operates a diverse network of nurseries in Canada and the United States enabling us to grow a wide variety of high-quality container forest seedlings for all climatic and site conditions. Annual production of 630 million seedlings makes PRT/IFCO the largest producer of forest seedlings in North America. We operate 5 bareroot nurseries across the South and 23 containerized operations.

Job Description

Position Summary:

As a member of the local management team you will have the opportunity to work with the most innovative conifer seedling producer in the industry with a focus on customer satisfaction and continuous improvement. Reporting to the Nursery Manager, you will oversee all aspects of greenhouse and open compound seedling operations and lead an experienced team that takes pride in meeting our customer expectations. Your focus will include safe work procedures, productivity, planning, continuous improvement activities, customer focus, and promotion of PRT.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

The ideal candidate will have:

A bachelor's degree or diploma in horticulture, agriculture, or forestry, or the equivalent combination of education and experience
Five or more years of horticulture or crop production experience
Experience leading and managing crop production teams
Leadership skills in promoting teamwork
Strong planning, organization, and time management skills
Ability to problem solve and conduct root cause analysis
Computer skills with proficiency in Excel, Word, and Outlook
Knowledge or experience with continuous process improvement in a production environment
Mechanical skills/abilities are an asset

Additional Information

Compensation, Benefits & Workplace Culture:

Highly competitive annual salary matching your level of experience and ability
Bonus incentive program - up to 10% of annual salary
Matching RRSP program
Comprehensive benefits package inclusive of extended health and dental
Relocation allowance (if applicable)
Our PRT nurseries are vibrant and fun communities with employees who share a strong passion for the "green" nature of our business and doing their part in regenerating the forests of North America.
We provide a supportive team structured workplace, a strong safety culture, and a commitment to the environment.


Situated just 20 km Northwest of Salmon Arm, BC, Tappen is nestled in the recreation paradise of the South Shuswap, conveniently located on the Trans Canada Highway. The South Shuswap embraces the southern shores of Shuswap Lake, and although long renowned for its recreation, the area has much more to offer, including scenic green landscapes, specialty hobby and traditional farms, light industry, forestry and a large artisan community. Summer and winter activities abound as a result of a very moderate climate. The South Shuswap offers boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, alpine and cross country skiing, and house boating, as well as access to a first-class championship golf course.

How to Apply:

Please apply through the Career Page of our website at Grow Your Career PRT Growing Services Ltd.

Applications will be accepted until the suitable candidate is found. Check out our Career video at

Follow us on or

Company Info