Van Wilgen's Garden Center Assistant Grower
We love plants. We love everything about them. Everyone at Van Wilgen’s shares this passion for plants and everything they do for us. Van Wilgen Grown is our brand and our pride and joy. This job opportunity at Van Wilgen’s is in our Landscape Installation department. We hope you can experience the same pride we feel. Behind our great plants are great people. Van Wilgen’s just wouldn’t be the same without our team. Join our team today!
The ideal candidate is a motivated, hardworking, energetic individual who enjoys working with people. They must possess the ability to multi-task, prioritize and implement, all with a team mentality.
Our Values Guide Us: In Everything We Do!
• Team - Reliable, Experienced, Adaptable
• Integrity - Honest, Respectful
• Passionate - Inspired, Knowledgeable
• Fun - In Everything We Do
- All aspect of growing including planting, watering, fertilization, spraying and testing
- Plant maintenance; including greenhouse environment monitoring and plant placement
- Assuring the plant health; including identifying, testing, and documenting new methods to improve plant health
- Identifying, tracking, and controlling insect related issues
- Helping to organize, prioritize, schedule and work with the greenhouse planting team
- Work with planting team to accurately track number of plants potted daily
- Working with managers to identify new ways to improve operational and labor efficiency
- Assisting the Grower in implementing planting schedules
- Support of other departments and managers as needed
- Participation in grower meetings
- Assistance in various Garden Center projects
Candidate must have the following qualifications:
- Previous experience in the planting and/or garden center industry
- Supervisory experience / skills
- Horticulture or related college degree is a major plus
- High energy, self-motivation, and willingness to learn
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
- Team oriented
- Ability to work longer hours during peak season, with some weekends required
This is a great position for someone who enjoys working outdoors and with plants.
This is an eleven month position. There is a brief lay off period where unemployment benefits would supplement.