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General Labourer for Yard & Garden Centre

Job Number: 3

Contract   |  Stouffville, Ontario   |  Posted on Feb 07, 2019 ← Back

General labourer- Tree Valley Garden Centre 4431 Stouffville Road 
 
We are hiring for our 2019 season! With the nature of the industry, during parts of the season successful candidates must be willing to work weekdays, some weekends and/or holidays. Work terms do vary depending on the job position and time of year.  We will work with college and university students for start dates to begin after last exams. High school students and retirees are also encouraged to apply with consideration of modified hours  
 
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
Plant care and maintenance including watering and pruning
Assisting with loading of both small and large items in customer or company vehicles
Unloading and stocking displays and merchandising
Helping with deliveries and customer plantings
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 50-70 pounds, bending, twisting, walking and standing for long periods of times
Experience and licencing 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 learn about plants (annuals,perennials, shrubs and trees) & gardening.
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 is an asset
First aid certification is an asset 
 
Benefits of working at Tree Valley Garden Centre
Weekly paychecks
Working outdoors
++ hours available
Working outdoors 
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 


Job summary

Company

Tree Valley Garden Centre Ltd.

Job Type

Contract

Location

Stouffville, Ontario

Start Date

Apr 01, 2019


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