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Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Check in and inspect perennials: use invoice to verify quantity shipped, item priced (or if omitted), overall quality, and if anything is missing or mis-labeled
  • Communicate any delivery issues regarding quantity, quality or other issue ASAP
  • Pull special order perennials, tag and place in contractor/retail hold
  • Help operations staff place perennials in correct area
  • Price any perennials that came in without tags
  • Make sure paperwork gets to office
  • Update perennial signs to reflect what is on table
  • Make sure tables and groundcover racks stay full and organized
  • Assist customers and facilitate help with nursery staff if needed
  • Water perennials if necessary
  • Deadhead plants as needed
  • Keep 3-gallon grasses/vines/butterfly bushes/hibiscus clean and organized
  • Pick up trays under tables, keep together in one location, stacked neatly
  • Pick up garbage as needed
  • Straighten and organize inventory before count begins and assist with inventory control

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required:

  • Knowledge of herbaceous plants and related topics is necessary and a willingness to learn our inventory is a must
  • Ability to work as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to complete tasks in the appropriate time frame and respond to requests in a timely fashion
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Physical requirements include heavy-duty work (exerting 100 lbs. occasionally, 50 lbs. frequently and up to 20 lbs. constantly)
  • Other physical activities include climbing (using feet and legs and/or hand and arms), balancing, stooping and/or crouching (bending your body downward), kneeling, reaching, standing for sustained periods of time, walking for long distances, pushing (pressing with steady force), pulling (drawing and/or hauling objects), lifting (moving objects vertically and/or horizontally), picking/pinching using your fingers, ability to perceive attributes of objects by touching with fingertips, grasping objects, repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers, talking (speaking detailed information) and hearing (perceiving sound)
  • Visual acuity required to determine accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of work assigned
  • Ability to handle hazards such as elevated noise levels, moving vehicles, moving mechanical parts and working in high places
  • Ability to handle fumes, odors, dust, gases or poor ventilation
  • Ability to work indoors and outdoors with no effective protection from the weather. Employee may be subject to any combination of: extreme cold, extreme heat, high humidity or other adverse conditions.

Credentials and Experience:

  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience working in an environment related to the landscape, garden center or horticulture professions is preferred
  • Minimum high school diploma or GED
  • Advanced course work in horticulture or equivalent field experience as a paid employee of a horticulture related business is desired
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