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Seasonal Greenhouse Laborers Full Time

La Greenhouse is a small family operated/owned retail greenhouse located west of Carstairs in rural Mountain View County.

This spring we are proudly celebrating our 23rd year in business, serving customers from throughout the county and beyond with the most diverse selection of top-quality plant material available locally, coupled with our exceptional and knowledgeable customer service.

La Greenhouse is currently looking for responsible, safe, and dependable people to join our team. In this position you are responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of plants for the spring selling season. Anyone that is hard working and has a passion for horticulture will find this position very rewarding.

POSITIONS: Seasonal Greenhouse Laborers

–      One position avail. to work 2-3 days per week

–      Approx. 16-24hrs/week

–      Approx. 9am to 5pm shift

–      One position avail. to work 3-4 days per week

–      Approx. 24-32hrs/week

–      Approx. 9am to 5pm shift

 

COMPANY:  La Greenhouse

LOCATION: Carstairs AB

DATE POSTED: Jan 7 2022

SALARY/WAGE: Depends on experience

 

Nature of Work:

Work will be in a greenhouse setting where team members will plant, cultivate, maintain and serve customers interested in horticulture and gardening.

Duties & Responsibilities:

–      Preparing soil and dispensing it into containers selected for the appropriate plants

–      Assisting in treating transplants with bio fungicides and biologicals

–      Seeding and transplanting

–      Watering and maintaining

–      Basic scouting of plants for issues that may occur due to pests/diseases/environment

–      Distribute biologicals as directed

–      Spacing and moving to give adequate space to crop

–      Restocking plants into retail areas

–      Keeping greenhouses neat and clean (work areas and retail areas)

–      Signage duties throughout greenhouses

–      Learn and provide information to customers on gardening and the care of plants

–      Assisting customers with locating plants

–      Assisting customers with lifting heavy items purchased

–      Receive payment transactions from customers

Requirements:

–      Physical Stamina-Working long hours of standing/walking with frequent tasks that involve bending over to maintain plants. There will be many duties that will involve lifting heavy trays/pots, lifting containers/baskets as well as lifting soil bales that weigh about 80-100lbs.

–      Environmental Conditions -Even though the work takes place in a building there can be extreme differences in environmental conditions in Alberta. The ability to withstand wind, rain, snow, humidity, heat and cold is a necessity. Candidate must be aware that they need to be able to sustain time and energy in an environment that can be very warm(+30C) at times for extended periods.

–      Customer Service-There are many interactions with customers on a daily basis.  Providing advice or answering questions about the business and products should be given in a friendly professional manner.

–      Attention to Detail-This role requires a high level of attention to detail to identify when plants are ready to plant, water, maintain, or in need of special care. Scouting of potential diseases and pests will be done on a regular basis.

–      Good Communication-Must be able to work in a team environment as well as in independent tasks when assigned.

Fields of Interest:

–      Developing and working with natural resources

–      Active in sports/physical activities

–      Working with nature and animals

–      Working outdoors or with the environment

–      Working with your hands

Assets:

–      Experience working in a greenhouse environment

–      Customer service skills

–      Botanical knowledge or a familiarity with plants and have a basic understanding of plant care

–      Looking for energetic individuals who are reliable and dependable

–      Have knowledge of POS Square System

Additional Information:

–      Willing to train the right individual

–      Job commences mid Feb

CONTACT: Patricia Slobodian

ADDRESS: Box 18 Site 2 RR 2 Carstairs AB T0M 0N0

PHONE: 1 403 337 0036

FAX: 1 403 337 2423

E-MAIL:patricia@lagreenhouse.ca

 

 

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