Welcome To Tree Valley Garden Centre Ltd - Applying For The Heavy Equipment Operator/Plant Sales Position

We are looking for individuals who have a positive self-motivating attitude and willingness to work hard in our fast paced outdoor environment. We are a team-orientated company and successful candidates will be willing to work in alternative positions/perform different tasks as requested by upper management. The ideal candidate is dependable, not scared to get dirty and friendly.

Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:

  • To perform work tasks in all types of weather outdoors
  • Provide excellent customer service by finding solutions/answers for questions and concerns
  • Plant sales including proper education on plant care and choice for the customers unique garden needs
  • Stocking the sales yard, and merchandising
  • Plant care and maintenance including watering and pruning
  • Assisting with loading of both small and large items in customer or company vehicles
  • Assisting with organizing customer orders
  • Providing phone call or email plant consultations
  • Keep the greenhouse and yard in a clean and orderly manner ensuring areas are maintaining with AODA standards

*and other tasks as assigned by upper management.

Qualification and skills

  • Past experience working in a greenhouse, garden centre, nursery or for a landscaping company is an asset.
  • Capable of lifting up to 25-50 pounds, bending, twisting, walking and standing for long periods of times
  • Experience and licensed using a forklift, front end loader is an asset
  • Dependable to work efficiently independently
  • Able to work as team on group tasks efficiently
  • Willingness to learn and help where they can
  • Capable of working long shifts
  • Candidates should have strong knowledge or willingness to continuously learn about different plants (annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees) & gardening trends.
  • Ability to provide sound horticulture consultation with respect to plant selection and plant care specific to customer needs is an asset
  • Ability to provide specific gardening advice to customers, for example on soils, fertilization, pest control, irrigation and use of garden equipment is an asset
  • Experience with planting large trees according to Landscape Ontario best practice standards is an asset

Benefits of working at Tree Valley Garden Centre

  • Weekly paychecks
  • Working outdoors
  • ++ hours available
  • Past college and university students were able to save enough money for the entire school year
  • Potential to be invited to work back next season
  • Potential benefit package in the future

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