Team Leader
Job Details
Entry
HPL - Lowell, OR
Full Time
High School
None
Day
General Labor

POSITION SUMMARY: 

Team leaders perform a variety of tasks at the nursery including supervising work. Team leaders act as the coordinator for work and information between management and employees.

RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE: 

  • Supervises, organizes and monitors the work of employees within assigned teams.
  • Makes impartial decisions in regards 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.
  • Assists with keeping work areas and the overall appearance of the nursery clean and organized.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to learn new tasks and take on individual responsibilities.
  • Supervises labor contractors and other temporary employees.
  • Demonstrates respectful communication and interactions with crews, other team leaders, and managers.
Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND TRAINING

  1. Typically requires a high school diploma or GED.
  2. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  3. Ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
  4. Ability to get along and work well with a diverse group of people.
  5. Knowledge and training in the equipment and machinery used.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • A valid Oregon driver’s license and the ability to maintain a valid license plus an acceptable (insurable) driving record as determined by our insurance carrier.
  • Previous experience in an agricultural or nursery environment.
  • Bilingual skills in English and Spanish.
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