Farm Grower Assistant

Job Title: Farm Grower Assistant

Locations: Metro Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC

Status: Full Time or Part Time / Hourly

Reporting Relationships:  Facility Manager / Manager on Duty

Work Schedule:  Hours and workdays vary by season.

 

“Come Play in the Dirt”

Pike Nurseries has been serving residents in the Southeast for nearly 60 years. Pike Nurseries is recognized as a leader in the Garden Center Industry for its commitment to providing the best selection, quality, service and horticultural expertise. With Pike’s sister brand, Armstrong Garden Centers, in California, the company is considered to be the largest independent garden center company in the U.S. with career opportunities and growth from coast to coast.

Are you driven? Passionate? Willing to Serve? Our comprehensive program includes management and operational training including a horticultural educational program which provides you the seeds of knowledge to be successful with us.

 

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities: 

Maintain overall plant health through proper irrigation and fertilization. With the Grower Lead, grow the highest quality plants in the most efficient and productive manner.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the daily maintenance of a designated range of plants. Maintenance includes watering, fertilizing, spacing, weeding and moving the plants.
  • Uphold the quality standards to ensure a consistent crop.
  • Inspect the plants and alert the Grower Lead and management if insects or diseases are detected.
  • Assist in the implementation of specific fertilization programs.
  • Monitor the greenhouse environment and keep ranges clean and free of debris, weeds, personal belongings, etc.
  • Know the specifications for each crop and make recommendations to the Grower Lead for crop improvement.
  • Follow growing schedules as determined by the Grower Lead.
  • Assist with production as requested by management.
  • Perform other duties assigned by management as needed.

 

Other Skills, Abilities, & Qualifications:

  • High level of interpersonal skills to be able to positively interact with fellow associates.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Must be able to multitask.
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. on regular basis and up to 50 lbs. on occasion.

 

Education, Prior Work Experience and Specialized Skills and Knowledge:

One plus year(s) work-related experience.

 

Compensation – We have great benefits! (Benefits available to full-time associates)

  • Major medical, dental, vision and other group benefits
  • Paid holidays and paid vacation
  • Participation in the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • 401k
  • 30% Employee Discount
  • Salary is commensurate with experience

 

Physical Environment/Working Conditions- Safety First!

Requires extensive use of back, legs, knees, arms, feet and hands for lifting, stooping, squatting, bending, twisting, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching overhead, and walking.  Unassisted lifting limits up to 50 lbs.  Individuals may be required to do any or all of these situations throughout the work day, with an emphasis on walking and standing for a major portion of the day.  The outside environment will comprise most of the day with some inside building activity.

 

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