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We are dedicated to providing our customers with only the best in customer service and product offerings. We are retail! Further, we are committed to our staff and to providing a positive work environment wherein our employees can achieve career growth and fulfillment in fast paced, challenging, team based and goal oriented company culture. We believe these two goals are not only compatible, but interdependent. Our full Benefit Package includes:

  • .Health and Life insurance
  • 401(k) plan
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Continuing Education
  • Employee Discounts
  • Company Uniforms
Health and Life Insurance, Paid Vacation and Paid Holidays are only for FT positions; waiting period may apply.

APPLICATION: Click Here for our Platt Hill Nursery Employment Application

Requirements for all available positions:

(All positions require these skills and attributes. Please refer to each location’s employment opportunities, listed on this page, to view additional requirements for specific positions.)

  • Friendly and service-oriented personality (in person and on the phone).
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately, even under pressure.
  • Highly detail oriented.
  • Effective multi-tasking and basic math skills.
  • Ability to bend, lift items up to 25 pounds or more, and stand on feet for long periods of time
  • Ability to work outside in all kinds of weather and temperatures.
  • Willing and available to work retail hours.
  • Reliability and Highly Self-Motivated
  • Coachable – learn quickly and put new knowledge into action.
  • Enthusiastic Teamwork.

Current Job Openings

 

 

OPEN POSITIONS BY LOCATION:

Bloomingdale – 2021 Seasonal Spring Roles

Carpentersville – Full time and 2021 Seasonal Spring Roles 

 Please Note, all 2021 Seasonal Spring Team positions are labor-intensive and may require the following actions and abilities multiple times throughout the day: 

  • Lift and Carry up to 25 lbs. or more, dependent upon the role
  • Stand for long periods of time
  • Carry, lift, load, push, pull, crawl, crouch, reach, grab, work with hands, twist, walk, and similar actions
  • Work outside in all types of weather and temperatures

 

BLOOMINGDALE – Seasonal Roles

 

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS MAINTENANCE – Seasonal

  Type of Position: Spring Seasonal, Part-time; non-exempt, hourly pay

 Reports to: Nursery Manager                                    

 What will you be doing?

 Plant, prune, water and otherwise maintain annuals and perennials in designated areas on location grounds

  • Clean and maintain restrooms, employee lunchroom and other shared areas
  • Clean and clear parking lot and outside walkways of trash and debris; using leaf blower when needed.
  • Maintenance of small equipment
  • Nursery and Production support including, but not limited to, watering, unloading trucks, unpacking items, and stocking as needed
  • Other duties requested by manager

 REQUIREMENTS:

 (In addition to the Work Requirements and Physical Requirements listed above for all 2021 Spring Seasonal Positions)

 Must have ability to lift 50 lbs., or more, multiple times throughout the day.

  • Availability from April 1st through July 1st, 1-2+ days per week and either Saturday or Sunday.
  • Must be able to work for any employer in the United States without any type of sponsorship.

 

  

CARPENTERSVILLE Location Employment – FULL TIME AND  SEASONAL ROLES

 EXPERIENCED LANDSCAPE DESIGN AND SALES ASSOCIATE –  Full-time, Seasonal schedule

 Reports to: Landscape Manager                                    

 What will you be doing?

 Who we’re looking for:

An experienced, detail oriented, creative, customer focused Landscape Design and Sales professional who is all-in when it comes to team work and bringing beautiful plants and design elements into the lives of others.

Someone who thrives with helping customers find and achieve the right landscape solution for their unique needs, who is passionate about every aspect of the design project and sale – from start to finish, and who is excited by the idea of joining a growing, dynamic, garden center and Landscaping team.

If you are highly self-motivated, can’t rest until you’ve done your best and looking to join a rock-star landscape design and sales team, consider joining the Platt Hill Nursery Landscaping Team.

Responsibilities:

  • Support clients from start to finish: initial contact through design phase, to construction management and warranty work.
  • Create elaborate landscape design solutions via hand drawn designs and CAD (we use Dynascape).
  • Create construction proposals based on job estimating systems
  • Source materials to execute construction phase of project

Job Skills/ Requirements:

  • At least 2 – 3 yrs. experience in a Landscape Design and Sales role.
  • Certification/Education as Landscape Designer and Landscape Design program and curriculum.
  • At least 1 yr. experience with CAD for purpose of Landscape Design – We use Dynascape.
  • Strong interpersonal skills combined with an intuitive emotional intelligence.
  • Love of working with clients – no matter the project size.
  • Strong horticultural knowledge of trees, shrubs, and perennials
  • Knowledge of natural stone & interlocking concrete pavers
  • Knowledge of job estimating & proposal writing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel (required)

 

NURSERY PRODUCTION AND CULTURAL CARE – Seasonal

Type of Position: Spring Seasonal, Part-time; non-exempt, hourly pay

Reports to: Nursery Manager                                     

What will you be doing?

  • Enthusiastically and eagerly produce, maintain and display the highest quality plant material available in any retail nursery, including woody ornamentals, roses, and landscaped areas
  • Keep displays and presentation of plant material fresh, neat and appealing
  • Work across various areas of the organization including sales yard, growing area, parking lot, landscaped areas, Greenhouse, large and small poly-houses
  • Keep grounds clean, neat and free of debris
  • Spring potting; receiving, storing, pruning and potting plants
  • Maintenance of plants including careful and thoughtful watering, fertilizing, and spacing
  • Monitoring and reporting insect or disease problems
  • Weeding potted plants and planted areas on grounds
  • Maintain irrigation drip lines
  • Receive, unload, unpack, stock, price, and display merchandise, including nursery stock, annuals, seasonal items, trees and shrubs
  • Other duties requested by manager

REQUIREMENTS:

(In addition to the Work Requirements and Physical Requirements listed above for all 2021 Spring Seasonal Positions)

  • Familiarity and experience with nursery stock watering procedures and fertilizing according to Gewa operation procedures
  • Must have ability to lift 50 lbs., or more, multiple times throughout the day.
  • Availability from April 1st through July 1st, 1-2+ days per week and either Saturday or Sunday.
  • Bilingual – Spanish, a plus.
  • Must be able to work for any employer in the United States without any type of sponsorship.

     NURSERY CARRY-OUT AND LOADING – CARPENTERSVILLE, IL

     Type of Position: Spring Seasonal, Part-time; non-exempt, hourly pay

    Reports to: Nursery Manager                                     

    What will you be doing?

    • Enthusiastically and eagerly assist customers with loading all types of purchased merchandise into their vehicles.
    • Receive, unload, unpack, price, and display merchandise, including trees and shrubs, as needed
    • Other duties requested by manager

    REQUIREMENTS:

    (In addition to the Work Requirements and Physical Requirements listed above for all 2021 Spring Seasonal Positions)

    • Must have ability to lift 50 lbs., or more, multiple times throughout the day.
    • Availability from April 1st through July 1st, 1-2+ days per week and either Saturday or Sunday.
    • Must be able to work for any employer in the United States without any type of sponsorship.

     

     

     

     

      Platt Hill Nursery is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

     

     

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