The Assistant Grower works alongside the Propagation Manager to successfully grow nursery stock (container and B&B) at Johnson’s Nursery. The ideal candidate is a Horticulture graduate or has 3-5 years of plant production experience with northern hardy or Wisconsin native plants. This role is vital to the health and management of new and existing crops at scale.
8-10 hours per day.
Overtime and weekends are expected from March through July.
Work with the Propagation manager day-to-day to accomplish tasks effectively and efficiently leading a small crew.
Duties include but are not limited to;
Propagation tasks such as seed collection, cutting preparation, and liner production
Plant care such as watering, staking, pruning, fertilizing, and pest management
Tracking and prioritizing daily activities
Potting – preparing new crops and crops for upshift
Inventory Management – keeping an accurate count and status on crops as they grow
Degree in Horticulture or similar degree, or equivalent industry experience (3-5 years in plant production)
Knowledge of woody and herbaceous landscape plants in southeastern Wisconsin
Knowledge of plant culture to produce northern hardy nursery plants
Experience operating farm equipment, machines, and tools
Physical and mental toughness required. We all work hard.
Good management skills to maintain an efficient work environment
Insurable driver’s license a must (through our provider)
Reliable transportation and willingness to travel between our properties
Bi-lingual a plus
Ability to continuously move and lift 50 or more pounds
Attention to detail in verbal and written communication
Positive, outgoing attitude with an internal drive to succeed
No remote work
$19.00-$22.00 per hour
Johnson’s Nursery, Inc. offers competitive compensation with the following perks after completion of probationary period for qualified employees:
401k after completion of a probationary period, with discretionary company match
Paid vacation and holidays for qualified employees
Health and dental insurance for qualified employees
Flexible hours, depending on workload and projects
Plant material discounts, company logo apparel allowance
Room for professional development
If you’re interested in applying for this position, please continue on to the application and questionnaire.