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Nursery Associate- Brittmoore

The Ground Up
United States, Texas, Houston
May 04, 2024

Founded in 2010, The Ground Up (TGU) is Houston's fastest growing landscape supply company. We manufacture mulches & soils and carry a large selection of base, gravels, and sand products. TGU also operates three re-wholesale nurseries in the Houston Metro Area.

Job Summary:

The Nursery Associate assists customers with all questions related to our Nursery products, while working in a fast-paced environment, independently or as part of a team. The ideal candidate must be reliable, flexible, organized, detail oriented and a positive team player.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist customers with floral, nursery, garden, plant and landscape purchases
  • Load customer vehicles with plants and bulk material including gravel, bases, and stones
  • Operate a skid steer, forklift, and loader (optional: operator duties for selected candidates)
  • Operate company trucks with attached utility trailer and mini dump (driving duties for selected candidates)
  • Sweep, rake, shovel, care for plants (prune, deadhead, hand-water, control weeds)
  • Load and unload delivery trucks, trailers, and semis
  • Maintain neat and safe nursery areas
  • Assist with deliveries as needed
  • Other duties as needed or requested

Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 year of experience working outdoors
  • Able to read and write legibly
  • Must possess basic mathematical skills; a strong eye for detail; and good verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work required shift hours/days, including Monday to Friday and Saturdays
  • Must have reliable transportation to get to and from work, and a valid State issued driver's license

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Wholesale experience in a garden center, nursery, or farming
  • Experience or education in the horticulture, agriculture or related field

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include color vision and depth perception.

May vary from site to site and in some cases be greater or lesser than indicated here.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

The Ground Up - Ceres Environmental is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.

E-Verify: We comply with Federal law by verifying employment eligibility.

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