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Landscape Operations/Greenhouse Horticulture Associate

Company: PLANT PARENTS OF SARASOTA, INC.
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

ARE YOU READY TO WORK WITH PLANTS EVERYDAY?

We are currently seeking a Greenhouse and Landscape Operations associate to join our team. Qualified candidates will have at least 1 years experience in landscaping or horticulture. Successful candidates will have the qualities listed below.

Our workplace is professional and promotes a culture that emphasizes training, attention to detail, and thorough plant knowledge. Ideal candidates may have worked as a landscaper, gardener or in a garden center, plant nursery or interiorscape company.

Training will be provided to refine the candidates abilities to meet the standards and culture of the company. An option for various benefits will be available after 90 days.

The ideal candidate will: 

  • Enjoy working primarily outside doing landscape and groundskeeping work
  • Be familiar with Florida landscape plants
  • Be familiar with or willing to learn irrigation
  • Be willing to work as part of a small team or self-directed
  • Can follow written and verbal instructions
  • Have a strong work ethic
  • Have a passion for plants and horticulture
  • Have a strong eye for details
  • Have a CLEAN Florida Drivers License (No DUI/Suspensions)

Duties will include:

  • Driving a company vehicle
  • Prep and delivery of plants and related material to our clients
  • General labor duties including clean-up, landscaping, and grounds maintenance
  • Properly and safely prune shrubs and low trees as needed to improve the shape or growth habit or to remove damaged branches
  • Plant and maintain flower beds
  • Pull weeds from beds
  • Use pesticides and herbicides in a safe manner
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned
  • Follow Integrated Pest Management (IPM) protocols when managing pest and diseases on the plants under your care. (Including applying herbicides, pesticides, or fungicides under direction of Operations Manager.)
  • Drive a company vehicle
  • Other duties as assigned

This position requires candidates to drive a company owned truck. Candidates must be able to work in Florida environmental conditions. This position is physically demanding. It requires physical activities such as reaching, climbing, bending, squatting, lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds, walking, kneeling, standing, pushing, and pulling are also required. Overtime or working at times other than normal business hours may be expected occasionally

Perks

  • Free snacks in the breakroom
  • Comprehensive on the job training equivalent to a Horticulture Certificate
  • Vacation/Sick Leave
  • Health/Dental/Vision
  • 401K retirement plans PLUS employer matching
  • Employee discount on plant purchases

Apply for this job if you dont mind getting dirt under your nails. You will get dirty and sweat every day, but you will also be a steward of thousands of tropical plants.

We do background checks and are a drug/tobacco free workplace. Compensation depends upon experience. Starting salary is $15 or more with experience.

Launch your future at PLANT PARENTS. Reply and send a brief description of your experience or include a resume and a phone number where we can contact you for a phone interview. If you understand customer service, detail-oriented work, and believe you got the right stuff --- We really want to talk to you!

Keywords: PLANT PARENTS OF SARASOTA, INC., Sarasota , Landscape Operations/Greenhouse Horticulture Associate, Other , Sarasota, Florida

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