Assistant Grower

Location: Inver Grove Heights, MN
Deadline: May 31, 2017

Gertens – Assistant Grower

Gertens Nursery Production in Inver Grove Heights and Lake Elmo are currently looking for an Assistant Grower. Candidate shall assist with numerous duties to include trimming, spacing, watering, planting nursery stock and assisting with plant health protocols. Job responsibilities change seasonally making versatility key.

Assistant Grower responsibilities:

Lead trimming and spacing teams

Apply pesticides

Check routinely for watering needs

Scout for disease and insect populations

Assist in construction projects

Operate equipment such as tractors or skid steers

Assist in order pulling and shipping

Other duties may be assigned as needed

Requirements:

2 year Associates degrees in horticulture/related fields OR 2 years nursery, greenhouse or

plant care experience

Capable of lifting 50 pounds

Ability to work on your feet for 8 plus hours

Ability and willingness to work overtime (40 plus hours) during peak seasons

Ability to safely handle pesticides and related products

Must be available some evenings and weekends

Strong work ethic and attention to detail

 

Beneficial skills, but not required:

Pesticide applicators license

Farm equipment operations experience

Computer skills

Spanish speaking

 

Applicants should send resumes to:
Aaron Kohn – Head Grower – akohn@gertens.com 
Daniel Graham – Grower, Lake Elmo Nursery Production – dgrahamboire@gertens.com