Greenhouse Technician in Bordentown, NJ 08505

Variant Plant Co

Full-time or part-time experienced Greenhouse Technician position for immediate hire. Are you passionate about horticulture, design, and enjoy working in a tropical oasis instead of an office? If so, we would love to have you join our team!

Variant Plant Company is a wholesale nursery specializing in the production of rare aroids, ferns, and other unique tropical plant species. We offer high quality plants to discerning customers. We are currently seeking an experienced greenhouse technician to assist us with nursery and daily horticultural operations. Candidates should possess former experience working in an ornamental nursery or production greenhouse. Greenhouse Technicians will work in our climate-controlled greenhouse facility and the position will include the following responsibilities.

– Crop management including manual watering, pruning, pest scouting, and plant staging

– Tropical plant propagation including maintaining plant inventory records

– Automatic irrigation system operation

– Maintaining plant inventory and propagation records

– Greenhouse sanitation including sterilizing equipment, sweeping, and cleaning the greenhouse and warehouse

– Integrative pest management strategy (under the direction of a Greenhouse Grower)

– Inventory audit for greenhouse supplies and plants

– Order fulfillment including packaging/shipping/receiving logistics

– Minor irrigation repairs

Candidates for the position shall posses the following skill set, experience, and level of education:

– High school diploma with a minimum experience of one year of direct ornamental nursery or greenhouse work experience. A college degree in horticulture or related field is weighted for consideration but not required.

– Excellent organizational skills and time management

– Excellent verbal and written communication

– Work well individually or as part of a team

– Ability to plan and prioritize

– Reliable and punctual

– Aptitude in problem solving

– Dependable and hard working

– Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)

– Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and ability to transport plant material on occasion


– Ability to stand for extended periods, lift, and bending

– Ability to work comfortably in warm conditions and outside

– Ability to lift 60 lbs.

– Ability to use power tools

– Capability of forklift operation with training

– Climb ladders and adhere to safety guidelines

– Follow EPA and other safety guidelines for integrative pest management and at work at all times

– Willingness to work some holidays

– Ability to commute and possess reliable transportation.

Benefits and Pay:

– Position starting at $16 – $20 per hour commensurate with experience level. Opportunities for future promotion.

– Accrued paid vacation and sick time

– Medical and dental employer assisted benefits available for full-time employees

Interested candidates shall send resume with three references for consideration. Variant Plant Company is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, expression, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, or disabilities.

Job Types: Part-time, Full-time

Pay: $16.00 – $20.00 per hour

Expected hours: 24 – 40 per week


Dental insurance
Health insurance
Paid time off


8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

Bordentown, NJ 08505: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

Do you have at least one year of horticultural experience OR possess a college degree in horticulture or a related field?
Are you looking for a full-time or part-time position with our company?

Work Location: In person

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