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16 Jun 2022

Full-Time Seasonal Nursery Maintenance Assistant

Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Gardens – Posted by PDNsauls Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

The Nursery Maintenance Assistant will work closely with the Maintenance & Facility Coordinator, following the direction and timelines provided for tasks. There will be recurring routine maintenance that is required to be completed on schedule. The position will also require unplanned maintenance tasks which will be denoted as needs occur.

 

We are Plant Delights Nursery/Juniper Level Botanic Garden, a perennial plant nursery established in Raleigh in 1988, offering unique, rare, well grown, and properly named perennials to passionate gardeners around the world. We have one of the most extensive perennial trialing programs in the country. Our concern goes far beyond selling plants! Despite being best known as a nursery, we exist for our work as a private 28-acre botanical garden and plant research facility focusing on ex-situ plant conservation, plant exploration, breeding, and propagation. We are a family-owned company with a mission to support research, education, and the exploration of plants through the sales of unique perennial plants.

 

Our nursery and garden provide an opportunity to work indoors and outdoors year-round, so we have a casual dress code, a diverse staff, and a friendly working environment.

 

The ideal candidate will have the abilities to perform the following duties:

 

Requirements

 

Basic Routine Maintenance

  • Replace HVAC filters once a month for the office buildings
  • Golf cart battery water checks (2x a month in hot weather, once a month when cool)
  • Door checks on greenhouses, replacing handles or realigning hinges when needed
  • Remove compost from GHs 1, 2 and 3, and dump into the compost pile (2x a week)
  • Walk and check the perimeter deer fence of the property, note and repair damage (2x a month)
  • Maintain cleaning, organization, and tool storage within the maintenance facility
  • Check tires on golf carts, shipping carts, and wheelbarrow

 

Seasonal Routine Maintenance

  • Maintain and repair ground cloth within greenhouses
  • Cut PVC pipe for garden signage
  • Remove/install chimneys on GHs
  • Remove/install ceiling circulation fans in GHs
  • Remove/install elements for outdoor checkouts during Open House
  • Aid Machine operator after heavy rainfall for drain clearing, coordinate some groundskeeping work

 

Yearly Routine Maintenance

  • Cover all heaters in irrigated houses
  • Clean, repair, or reinstall rails for greenhouse quick clips

Duties may include but are not limited to:

 

  • Enjoy physical and often dirty work in all types of weather
  • Enjoy working with an energetic, flexible, and outgoing team
    • Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces, bend, kneel and often carry heavy items
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Occasional weekend work required may include assisting with Open Houses.

Qualifications:

 

  • License: Drivers (Preferred)

 

Employee Classification: Seasonal Hourly, Full Time

 

 

Standard Business Hours: Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm + eight open nursery and garden sales weekends each year

 

Send cover letter & resume with a detailed description of work history along with 3 professional references to jobs@plantdelights.com

How to Apply

Send cover letter & resume with a detailed description of work history along with 3 professional references to jobs@plantdelights.com

Job Categories: Maintenance. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Maintenance.

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