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Head/Senior Grower

Head/Senior Grower




Ball Australia is a wholesale plant nursery operating from custom built state of the art facilities in Skye, in the outer suburbs of Melbourne.  The nursery produces starter plants and seedlings which are then shipped Australia wide. We are part of the Ball Horticultural company whose head office is based in Chicago USA, and has offices throughout the world.

We are looking for a hands on experienced Head or Senior Grower who is looking for a long term, full time career at Ball Australia.  The successful applicant must have extensive growing (including fertigation, spraying and watering) knowledge; and skills that can be easily transferred to the plug production business. Reporting to the Head of Production, the role encompasses the day to day growing activities, working as part of the growing team.  We have a very large range of products which in turn creates a complex growing environment.


Responsibilities of the role:

Maintaining production flow through the nursery.

Pest and Disease Management.

Manage and deliver optimal plant nutritional requirements.

Impart knowledge to the team.

Understand and operate Priva environmental control system.

Be part of the weekend/out of hours watering/spraying roster.  

Ensure our strict hygiene policies are adhered to.


Skills and experience

Previous plug production experience would be beneficial.

Comprehensive knowledge of disease and pest management as well as crop nutrition.

Qualifications in horticulture, science or similar. 

A minimum of 15 years growing in a greenhouse environment.

You will also need to be able to identify issues and be able to provide recommended solutions.

Have sound analytical skills, can help solve problems and a positive attitude.

Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills. 

Previous Priva (or similar) experience.

Someone who is highly self motivated and works well in a team environment as well as individually.


Job benefits and perks

The role is for someone who wants to forge a career in horticulture as it will provide lots of opportunities to grow and develop using resources from Ball Australia, as well as other Ball companies around the world.  Support will be provided in regards to relocation.


If you feel this role is the one for you please email your cover letter and resume to

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