Interior Plant Care Specialist


Dennis' 7 Dees Landscaping & Garden Centers
7355 SE Johnson Creek Blvd
Portland, OR 97206
United States

Category
Industry
Horticulture
Manages Others
No
Experience Required
Yes
Degree Required
No
Pay
From $14 To $16.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Employee
Work Schedule
Full-Time
Travel
No Travel

Job Description
Do you love plants and people?  Join our nationally award- winning team of horticultural professionals that are wowing the Portland business community with our exceptional service culture and passion for all things plants!
 

Now hiring for part-time hours (15-20 per week) beginning in May and then moving to a full-time position in July.

 

The Horticultural Service and Installation Technician is responsible for delivering and maintaining interior plants and exterior container displays assigned to their care. On a structured schedule and within an allotted time frame, the technician maintains interior foliage plants using accepted horticultural techniques.  Additional duties may include installation of new plants and replacement plants to our clients.  Seasonal duties will involve the fabrication and installation of holiday décor in October-January.  To thrive in this position, you must have a valid drivers’ license, a high school diploma and 1-2 years of experience as a Horticultural Service Technician or related field preferred.

 
What You'll Do:
  1. Water and fertilize all plants as necessary
  2. Keep all plants cleaned, trimmed and oriented to proper light
  3. Remove any damaged or unsightly foliage
  4. Remove debris from planters and maintain planters in a neat and orderly manner
  5. Prevent damage to surrounding floors, walls and furniture from water and/or moisture
  6. Keep all plants free from disease and insects
  7. Maintain staging and top dressing for proper presentation
  8. Delivery using box van, unloading and placement of material
  9. Timely requests for replacement plants and full knowledge of replacement budgets
  10. Timely communication to supervisor regarding account problems or concerns
  11. Friendly, professional communication with client contact
  12. Proper maintenance and safe use of company tools, equipment and vehicles
  13. Keep accurate records of arrival and departure time for each site
  14. Must be able to professionally communicate with clients and have a neat and clean appearance
Job Requirements
You’ll need:
High school diploma/GED
Driver’s License with clear record and personal vehicle required
Landscape Industry Certified Interior Technician (CLT-I) preferred
Great customer service skills
To be well organized
To be able to work independently
To pay attention to detail
Good communication and people skills
Horticultural coursework and/or background
Must be able to lift and carry 10 lb. water buckets, bags of soil and plants
Able to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis
Must be able to climb ladders and have good dexterous use of both hands. Must be able to use scissors, pruners, hand saws, hoses and other small tools. Must be able to apply leaf cleaners and insecticides using hand-held pump sprayers.
This is strenuous work requiring good vision, hearing, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching and lifting.
Must be able to pass background check