International Forest Company is seeking a Bareroot Nursery Technician for our Washington Nursery, in Washington, NC. The position will participate in the management and production of 50+ million bareroot forestseedlings and 6.5mm containerized forest seedlings annually. Activities will include seed stratification and treatment, planting, irrigation, fertilizer/chemical application, and harvesting. IFCO’s seedlings are positioned to be the highest quality in the industry and are distributed across the Southeast. Our efforts are focused on high quality seedlings with good survivability and growth characteristics second to none.
In this position, you’ll work on a team of three Nursery Technicians, Nursery Supervisor, and report to the Nursery Manager. Each season will bring new goals and challenges. During the spring, you’ll be focused on field preparation and planting. During the summer, your efforts will shift to growing, fertilizing, and irrigation. In the fall and winter, you will be involved in the harvest of our seedlings.
As a Nursery Technician, you’ll have the opportunity to:
- Operate forklift, farm tractors, seedling lifter, and various nursery equipment
- Operate spray-rigs and fertilizer spreaders in a safe and productive manner
- Assist with daily tasks necessary to maintain equipment, buildings and development of the seedling crop.