Nanticoke Gardens Greenhouse Assistant/Laborer in Endicott, New York
We are looking to fill a few Full Time Seasonal Greenhouse Assistant positions. We are looking for waterers, transplanters and cashiers. These positions are available immediately and require a 6 day a week work schedule. A typical day is from 8am - 4:30pm. Increased hours are required from April through June including weekends.
The GREENHOUSE ASSISTANTS work under the direction of the growers, filling growing containers, mixing and bagging soil, moving a variety of items, watering, cleaning, assisting in preparing plants for sale, assisting the growers, occasionally planting, assisting in building and maintaining greenhouses, and parking cars in the springtime when required. Other jobs may be added as necessary. Positions are expected to last roughly 12 weeks during peak production.
Hours: Must be able to work five to six days a week, occasionally during the spring season a few hours on Sunday is also expected.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Fill growing containers with soil using the soil mixer to mix soil and the flat filler to fill pots and flats.
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 unloading trucks.
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.
Assisting in preparing plants for sale by foiling and sleeving plants, 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.
Bagging soil both for greenhouse use and for retail sale in the springtime using the soil mixer and the heat sealer.
Assisting the growers in a wide variety of activities depending on the season.
Occasionally assisting in erecting greenhouses in all stages from site preparation, which includes digging, raking and leveling, to building the structure and covering it with plastic.
May also be required to park cars in the busy part of the spring season by directing them to available parking spaces.
Ability to lift and move heavy objects.
Ability to work on their feet all day in warm temperatures.
Ability to take and follow directions.
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