The team leader performs a variety of tasks at the nursery including supervising work. Team leaders act as the coordinator for work and information between management and employees. The successful candidate will be reporting to the production manager and supervise work teams, labor contractors and other temporary employees as needed.
(Other duties may be assigned)
Supervises, organizes and monitors the work of employees within assigned teams.
Makes impartial decisions in regard to scheduling work to employees and teams. Consistently applies work rules to all employees. Notifies management of problems or potential issues in a timely manner.
Trains new employees on company processes, locations and work standards.
Accurately reports and records work activity. Assists with time-motion studies as needed. Assists with organizing workflow and work efficiency.
Assists with monitoring plant quality by watching for unusual plant appearance, plant diseases or signs of stress, pests, or other potential problems with the crop. Notifies management of issues in a timely manner.
Performs all work activities and promotes work crews to perform work in a safe and efficient manner. Brings potential hazards to the immediate attention of management or the safety committee. Follows all pesticide signage. Immediately reports accidents, injuries and near-misses to management. Enforces the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) when completing tasks (ear plugs/muffs, gloves, boots, safety glasses, etc.).
Assist employees in performing work by answering questions and demonstrating techniques.
Trains employees on how to operate equipment and machinery safely.
Monitors and shares supplies and resources (i.e., pallets, boxes, tape, gloves, fertilizer, etc.) and notifies managers of potential shortages in a timely manner.
Cross trains in all functions of the nursery (shipping, inventory, production, quality control, etc) at all locations.
Demonstrates a willingness to learn new tasks and take on individual responsibilities.
Supervises labor contractors and other temporary employees.
Motivates employees to do their best work by being positive and offering encouragement.
Encourages employees to contribute ideas and suggestions in order to improve the operation of the nursery.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Matric plus relevant post matric qualification (Agriculture, Horticulture, Production Management etc.)
A valid driver’s license
Fully bilingual (Afrikaans and English)
1-3 Years experience in a nursery / ag…