Experienced Grower


Logee's Plants for Home and Garden
141 North Street
Danielson, CT 06239
United States

Industry
Horticulture
Application Closing Date
6/29/2024
Manages Others
No
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
No
Pay
From $20.00 To $22.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
No Travel

Job Description

Company Overview:

Logee's Plants for Home and Garden is a third generation, mail order and retail store garden company. With the recent plant boom, we are in need of an experienced grower who wants to learn about ornamental horticulture and participate in bringing fruiting, rare and tropical plants to the home gardener.

We also specialize in cacti and succulents, gesneriads, aroids, begonias, geraniums, and rare and unusual plants. Our most valuable asset at Logee’s is our staff and we work hard to bring a diversity of people and plants together to experience the joy of gardening. As a locally owned and operated business, we participate in community engagement and environmental stewardship in all aspects of our operations.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a motivated and dedicated individual to join our team as an experienced grower. This position offers a unique opportunity to learn and grow in the specialty field of ornamental horticulture while contributing to the success of Logee’s operations. The Grower will work closely with our experienced team to cultivate and maintain their own section and department of plants, ensuring their health, quality, and availability for sale to our customers. This is an hourly full-time position with opportunities for advancement.

Key Responsibilities:

1. All activities related to growing a quality plant: watering, pruning, bug scouting, determining what makes a quality plant.

2. Monitor plant health and growth, identifying and addressing any issues such as pests, diseases, or nutrient deficiencies.

3. Participate in irrigation and fertilization activities to maintain optimal growing conditions.

4. Conduct regular inspections of plant inventory to assess quality and readiness for sale.

5. Assist with inventory management, including tagging, labeling, and organizing plants for the retail store or mail order division.

6. Assist with any activity for plant wellness and growth if needed, ie: propagation, weeding, etc.

7. Maintain cleanliness and organization within the nursery facilities, including greenhouse spaces, storage areas, and equipment.

Qualifications:

1. High school diploma or equivalent; coursework or degree in horticulture, agriculture, or related field preferred.

2. Previous experience in plant nursery operations, gardening, or a related field.

3. Strong interest in horticulture and a willingness to learn and develop new skills.

4. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

5. Physically capable of performing manual labor in various weather conditions, including lifting, bending, and standing for extended periods.

6. Basic knowledge of plant biology, cultivation techniques, and pest management practices is desirable.

Benefits:

1. Competitive wage commensurate with experience

2. Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

3. Paid time off

4. Employee Discount

5. Eleven paid holidays

Schedule:

  • 8-hour shift
  • Day shift
  • 5 days a week - one day must be a weekend.
  • Rotating coverage for Holidays

How to Apply:

To apply for the Grower position at Logee’s Greenhouses, please submit your resume and a brief cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest in the role. Applications can be emailed to info@logees.com, attention Laurelynn. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Logee’s Greenhouses, LTD is an equal opportunity employer. Must be authorized to work in the United States.


 


Job Requirements
*independent worker
*attention to detail
*bug scouting
*reliability
*rotating weekends
*watering skills
*must be able to identify quality plants
*team player
*Plant id
*Willingness to learn

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