Greenhouse Assistant / Greenhouse Maintenance in Endicott, NY 13760

Nanticoke Gardens

Responsibilities:
– Assist with general maintenance tasks, including repairs and upkeep of greenhouses, equipment, and grounds.
– Perform basic landscaping duties such as mowing, trimming, and weeding.
– Help with heavy lifting and moving of equipment or materials as needed.
– Operate hand tools and power tools to complete assigned tasks.
– Follow safety protocols and maintain a clean and organized work area.

– Fill growing containers with soil using the soil mixer to mix soil and the flat filler to fill pots and flats. Most flats also require that inserts be put in before filling.

– Moving a variety of items including, but not limited to: pots and flats, plants, waste materials, lumber, benches, and greenhouse growing materials. Usually plants and pots, when moved, also require spacing. Occasionally required to assist in loading and unloading trucks.

– Delivering wholesale plant orders. Poinsettias and wreaths in the winter time. Perennial plugs, and larger wholesale finished plant orders in the spring.

– Watering plants both in greenhouses and outdoors either by hand or through the use of various watering systems.

– Cleaning and straightening work and sales areas. May include sweeping floors and benches, picking up fallen plant material, washing the sides of greenhouses, disposing of waste materials and weeding planters and flower beds. Disinfecting greenhouses.

РAssisting in preparing plants for sale by cleaning off dead foliage, boxing plants to be picked up or delivered, gathering the plants for an order, and assisting in loading plants into customer’s vehicles.

– Mixing and bagging soil both for greenhouse use and for retail sale in the springtime using the soil mixer and heat sealer.

– Assisting growers in integrated pest management practices. Ranging from applying beneficial insects, applying biological controls or applying chemical controls.

– Occasionally assisting in erecting greenhouses in all stages from site preparation, which ranges from digging, raking and leveling, to building the structure and covering it with plastic. Plumbing and electrical experience preferred but not required.

– Assisting the growers in a wide variety of activities depending on the season.

Qualifications:
– Basic math skills for measuring and calculating materials.
– Proficiency in using hand tools for maintenance tasks.
– Previous experience in a maintenance or similar role is preferred.
– Knowledge of mechanical systems is a plus.
– Ability to perform heavy lifting and physical labor.
– Familiarity with farm or garden maintenance is beneficial.
– Strong attention to detail and ability to follow instructions.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee may be required to perform other related duties as assigned to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $15.00 – $18.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week

Benefits:

Employee discount
Retirement plan

Schedule:

8 hour shift
Day shift
Monday to Friday
Weekends as needed

Ability to commute/relocate:

Endicott, NY 13760: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

License/Certification:

Driver’s License (Required)

Work Location: In person

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