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Lead Hand, Production

Job Number: 2019-21

Permanent   |  Niagara Falls, Ontario   |  Posted on Mar 27, 2019 ← Back

Under the general supervision of the Manager, Design and within established policies, procedures and guidelines to assist the Supervisor, Production in planning, maintaining and providing team leadership for all production crops, interior display, equipment/machinery and greenhouse facilities.   


Education: Completion of a recognized diploma in Horticulture or equivalent knowledge and experience. Must possess valid Landscape Exterminator Pesticide License (Class 6).  Experience and knowledge of propagation techniques and greenhouse methods and procedures.

Experience: A minimum of three years of practical experience plus one on the job. Experience creating and following propagation schedules and maintaining excellent records. Ability to plan and assign tasks, as well as lead a group or team. Must be proficient with computer software (Microsoft Office Suite).  Must have previous experience operating Greenhouse Environmental Control systems.

Key Activities:

Group Leadership

  • Assists with long term and short-term production planning.
  • Assigns and monitors work for regular, season and student employees.
  • Organizes work schedules with Supervisor and monitors weekly hours worked for payroll purposes.
  • Provides input to Supervisor on employee year end appraisals.
  • Monitors performance of all production crops.
  • Trains and mentors’ employees in methods and procedures.
  • Informs Supervisor of equipment, tools and vehicles that are needing repaired/replaced or has maintenance staff investigate.
  • Orders plant material, greenhouse supplies and monitors inventory.
  • Conducts monthly Health and Safety Inspections.
  • Monitors IPM program.
  • Works with Lead Hand, Design to monitor exhibition and displays
  • Provides first aid and prepares accident reports for Supervisor of Productions approval.
  • Provides excellent customer service to internal and external customers and staff.
  • Co-ordinates work with other departments and external customers.
  • Monitors and programs Environmental Control Systems to ensure correct climate for crops

 Grower-Related Duties

  • Seeds and propagates seasonal as well as exhibition crops.
  • Provides cultural care for greenhouse crops such as watering, fertilizing and staking.
  • Sands, salts paths, sidewalks, parking lots, removes snow and ice.

 Performs Other Related Duties

  • Performs a variety of labouring duties as required.
  • Fill in for Supervisor of Production absences when requested.
  • Programing for SOH mist benches
  • Programing for ‘A’ and ‘B’ range lighting systems
  • Programing for ‘A’ & ‘B’ range shade cloths
  • As assigned

Niagara Parks offers a pay rate of $29.01 to $32.63 per hour as well as a comprehensive benefit and pension plan. 

Applications for this position will be accepted until April 10, 2019. Visit niagaraparks.com/careers to create a profile and submit your resume. 

We are an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005), Niagara Parks will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If you require disability – related accommodations, please inform the Human Resources (HR) staff. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. To request an alternate format, please contact Niagara Parks at 905.295.4377 x3601 or by email to employment@niagaraparks.com







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Niagara Parks Commission

Job Type



Niagara Falls, Ontario

Start Date

May 06, 2019

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