Nursery Grower Supervisor

  • Location: US - Watsonville, California
  • Job Family: Nursery
  • Time Type: Full time
  • Job Requisition ID: R0005496
  • Experience Years: 0-3 Years of Experience
  • Employee Type: Regular

About the Opportunity

The Nursery Grower Supervisor is responsible for assisting Nursery management in the coordination and supervision of the planning, transplanting, growing, and harvesting all large container pots at the Corralitos Nursery location. The primary focus is on implementing substrate production practices and supervising substrate nutrient applications, while maintaining high sanitation protocols, and supervising Nursery crews. Duties include, operational planning and forecasting, labor tracking, inventory management, data entry and analysis, ordering, plant care, and general technical support for growing Driscoll’s proprietary plant varieties.


  • Responsible for assisting Manager with daily growing activities.
  • Coordinate all cultural practices, planting, pruning, trellising, irrigation management, and pesticide application.
  • Coordinate and execute operational planning and forecasting
  • Hire and train Nursery staff
  • Keep accurate daily records and ensure all plant material is tracked using a database inventory system.
  • Supervise purchase of supplies and maintain equipment to maintain workflow and meet production goals.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of best practices and SOPs.
  • Implement innovations and conduct trials/experiments to evaluate possible improvements to the crop.
  • Implement a clean stock program in coordination with the Nursery Manager.
  • Perform other duties as instructed by management.
  • Follow Company policies and practices while representing Driscoll’s in an ethical and business-like manner in all interactions with employees, government agencies, growers, etc.
  • Ensure the safekeeping of propriety varieties and confidential information. 

Candidate Profile


  • A degree in Horticulture or Plant Science is preferred
  • Bilingual (English/ Spanish)
  • 2 years or equivalent experience in nurseries (substrates preferred)
  • Knowledge of outdoor farming methods
  • Knowledge of irrigation systems
  • Container growing technical experience
  • Detail-oriented, accurate, reliable, and able to multitask
  • Experience with labor tracking
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment with multiple departments after an initial period of training. 
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft programs
  • Able to work flexible hours, including start times that may differ from fellow employees, based on operational needs
  • Must be able to work extended hours, including weekends and/or holidays, when needed
  • Must be willing to learn new skills to support personal and professional growth.
  • . Must be able to lift 50 pounds

Compensation & Benefits:

The following information is provided in good faith as a general description of the salary range and benefits for the position posted.  The actual compensation offered to the successful candidate is dependent upon experience, skills, education, work location, internal pay equity, and other objective job-related factors. 

Salary Range estimated for Nursery Grower Supervisor: $45,552 to $53,872 USD.

Driscoll’s is committed to a culture of care and offers an attractive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, and disability coverage for positions working more than 30 hours per week. Other benefits include:  401(k) with employer match, profit-sharing participation, paid sick time, paid vacation, paid personal and family care leave, and a free Employee Assistance Program (EAP).  More detailed information regarding the benefits package, will be shared during the application process.

About Driscolls

Driscoll's is the global market leader for fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. With more than 100 years of farming heritage and hundreds of independent growers around the world, Driscoll's is passionate about growing fresh, beautiful and delicious berries. Our values of humility, passion and trustworthiness have guided our mission to delight consumers around the world.

Driscoll's exclusive patented berry varieties are developed through years of research using only natural breeding methods – meaning, no GMOs. From farm-to-table, we focus on delivering a high quality, premium berry experience with our many supply chain partners.

Driscoll's is the trusted brand for Only the Finest Berries™.

Driscoll's es el proveedor líder en la comercialización de Fresas, Frambuesas, Zarzamoras y Arándanos Azules en el mundo. Con más de 100 años de herencia en agricultura y cientos de productores independiente alrededor del mundo, Driscoll's es una compañía apasionada por cultivar Berries frescas, hermosas y deliciosas. Nuestros valores de humildad, pasión y confianza han guiado nuestra misión de deleitar a los consumidores en el mundo.

Las variedades exclusivas de Driscoll's han sido desarrolladas a través de años de investigación usando sólo métodos de mejoramiento natural. De la granja a la mesa, nos enfocamos en ofrecer una experiencia de alta calidad con apoyo de nuestros socios de la cadena de suministro.

Driscoll's es la marca de confianza de sólo las mejores Berries.