seasonal positions at breckendale flower farm

We grow thousands of annuals each year at Breckendale to supply our primary retail location, Tonkadale Greenhouse, located in Minnetonka, MN. We are looking for your help in a seasonal position to help us grow amazing plants!

Greenhouse Production Assistant

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Objective: To grow and maintain excellent quality plants and to provide exceptional customer service efficiently and effectively.

Requirements: Positive attitude, strong communication skills, attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to work independently and stay on task. Punctuality and consistency with schedule obligations. Dress code adherence. Flexibility in scheduling and weekend availability required. Hiring both part time and full-time team members.

Starting Salary: $15/hour

Duties and Responsibilities:

Production

  • Participate in all greenhouse duties and cultural practices as directed
  • Work as a TEAM
  • Trim, deadhead, and clean plant material
  • Fill pots, attach hanging wires to hanging baskets
  • Plant cuttings, liners, and seeds
  • Water-in plants
  • Un-pack, receive, and price plants and fresh product
  • Unload plant deliveries using greenhouse bedding carts and trolleys
  • Un-load plant material off trucks
  • Push and pull carts of plants
  • Re-stock and consolidate plants
  • Maintain clean and tidy work areas
  • Put away or return all plastic, tools, cardboard, carts, or other supplies at the end of each shift or when work is complete

Customer Service

  • Guide customers and provide relevant information
  • Assist with cash register

Other

  • Assist in other store duties such as cleaning projects, pricing, painting etc.
  • All other duties as assigned or needed

Position Reports to: General Manager

Knowledge and Skills

This position requires relevant job experience in a greenhouse setting or in a similar or related field OR desirable attributes that support the objective and requirements of this position. Appreciation for plants and gardening. Basic plant knowledge is desirable, but not required. Familiarity with technology and facilities repairs.

Physical Requirements

This is a physical job that requires you to be on your feet for the duration of your shift. Must have the ability to perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as lifting, bending, reaching, walking, pushing, and pulling carts and handling and sorting of materials. Must be able to lift 10-20 lbs. repetitively. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Must be able to tolerate hot and humid conditions in the greenhouse and various weather conditions outside. Must hydrate as needed.

 This Job Description does not necessarily entail all work or responsibilities of this position and will be updated as we adjust to business trends and seek improvements or changes. This document does not guarantee employment in any specific role for any period of time.

 


Driver

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Objective: To drive a van and pull a trailer full of plant material, while adhering to all safety and traffic laws.

Requirements: Positive attitude, strong communication skills, attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to work independently and stay on task. Punctuality and consistency with schedule obligations.

Starting Salary: $16/hour

Duties and Responsibilities:

Leadership

  • Ability to organize, plan, and prioritize work
  • Assist Manager with day-to-day duties as needed
  • Opening/Closing Duties

Driver

  • Adhere to all traffic laws
  • Perform deliveries and pick-ups
  • Maintain current and valid Driver’s License
  • Maintain valid DOT health card
  • Maintain Driver’s Daily Log
  • Re-fuel vehicles
  • Complete 100-mile roundtrip with cargo van and 26-foot cargo trailer

Production

  • Un-pack/un-load plant material off trucks and semis
  • Organize and stack recycle plastic material
  • Run bobcat – complete safety training and follow all safety procedures
  • Unload plant deliveries using greenhouse bedding carts and trolleys
  • Push and pull carts of plants
  • Re-stock and consolidate plants
  • Maintain clean and tidy work areas
  • Put away or return all plastic, tools cardboard carts or other supplies at the end of each shift or when work is complete.

Other

  • Assist in other store duties such as cleaning projects, pricing, painting etc.
  • All other duties as assigned or needed

Position Reports to: General Manager

Knowledge and Skills

This position requires relevant job experience in a greenhouse setting or in a similar or related field OR desirable attributes that support the objective and requirements of this position. Appreciation for plants and gardening. Basic plant knowledge is desirable, but not required. Familiarity with technology and facilities repairs.

Physical Requirements

This is a physical job that requires you to be on your feet for the duration of your shift. Must have the ability to perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as lifting, bending, reaching, walking, pushing, and pulling carts and handling and sorting of materials. Must be able to lift 10-20 lbs. repetitively. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Must be able to tolerate hot and humid conditions in the greenhouse and various weather conditions outside. Must hydrate as needed.

 This Job Description does not necessarily entail all work or responsibilities of this position and will be updated as we adjust to business trends and seek improvements or changes. This document does not guarantee employment in any specific role for any period of time.