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Nursery Manager

Job Title: Nursery Manager
Company: Heartland Restoration Services, Inc.

Contact: Brad Kopecky,
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Years of Experience: 3-5
Compensation: Competitive, based on experience


Job Description:

About Us:
Heartland Restoration Services, established in 1994, specializes in native landscape restoration, offering cost-effective services and products. Our multidisciplinary approach enables us to operate a local genotype seed and plant nursery, providing custom seed mixes and plant materials based on extensive research and field experience, while also constructing and managing a wide variety of project types.


Culture and Benefits:
Join a team of dedicated professionals committed to ecological restoration and native plant propagation. Heartland Restoration Services offers a supportive work environment, competitive compensation, and opportunities for professional development. Be part of an organization that values sustainability, innovation, and environmental stewardship.

If you have a passion for native plant production and are eager to contribute to meaningful restoration projects, we invite you to apply and become part of our team.



  • Greenhouse Management:

    • Maintain inventory of plants and seeds.

    • Manage plant orders for clients and internal projects.

    • Coordinate Coir Log production.

    • Implement fertility management practices.

    • Oversee irrigation systems.

    • Manage disease, insect, and weed control.

    • Supervise seed pretreatment and germination processes.

    • Procure necessary materials for greenhouse operations.

  • Seed Nursery Management:

    • Maintain inventory of seeds.

    • Conduct seed testing and quality control.

    • Process seed orders.

    • Manage seed cleaning operations.

    • Implement disease and insect management strategies.

    • Oversee nursery property management.

    • Coordinate onsite and offsite seed collection efforts.


Experience, Education, Skills:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience or strong interest in native plant production.

  • Degree in Horticulture or related field preferred.

  • Certified Pesticide Applicator or willingness to obtain certification.

  • Interest in or certification for DOT compliance.

  • General knowledge of outdoor power equipment preferred.

  • Ability to lift moderately to heavily.

  • Willingness to work in all weather conditions.

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