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Greenhouse Maintenance Technician

Location

388 North Creek Road, Landenberg, PA

About Us

Our team-centric wholesale propagation nursery provides top quality starter plugs of perennials, ornamental grasses, ferns, and sedges to the industry. North Creek strives to promote sustainable outdoor environments while producing plants that stand the test of time. Our extensive plant palette has a strong emphasis on Eastern US native species, encompasses new ornamental varieties, tried-and-true favorites, and our treasured natives. North Creek offers exceptional customer service, real-time availability, and sustainable growing initiatives which help growers succeed and ecological designs thrive. Discover the North Creek difference—Where Horticulture Meets Ecology™.

Position Summary

The Greenhouse Maintenance Technician assists the Maintenance team in the day-to-day general maintenance of facilities and grounds on each farm.  The Greenhouse Maintenance Technician will perform various operational functions to ensure the effective function of the various departments by ensuring that prescribed schedules, policies and procedures are followed. Fax your resume to (610) 255-4762 or email Tim McGinty, General Manager at tim@northcreeknurseries.com.

North Creek Nurseries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

Troubleshoot greenhouse computer-controlled operating systems, including irrigation, boiler, heaters
Be on-call if necessary for any after-hours emergencies
Hang poly on greenhouses
Assist snow and ice removal
Maintain all aspects of the physical plant and grounds
Maintain proper inventory levels of materials and supplies used day to day, including purchasing when needed
Handle work orders in a timely and efficient manner
Perform additional duties as required

Experience

Greenhouse maintenance experience desired, but not required

Knowledge / Skills Required

General repair maintenance
Knowledge of proper use and maintenance of tools (e.g., chain saw, trimmers, forklift, back hoe) or desire to learn
Ability to lift 50 lbs.
Is a highly motivated, service-oriented individual with demonstrated ability to manage multiple operational matters efficiently and with accuracy
Must have effective listening and communication skills
Is able to work in all weather conditions at tasks that are sometimes physically demanding

Desired Skills

Ability to follow directions and carry out tasks assigned and at times performing those tasks satisfactorily without supervision, as well as ability to make knowledgeable decisions in a timely manner
Is able to produce results in a sometimes-chaotic situation; stays calm in difficult situations
Is a good communicator; can organize thoughts well and express them in a clear manner; ability to express thoughts in a manner that is well taken
Invest the time and effort to do a good job; take pride in accomplishments
Exercise initiative, showing excitement and enthusiasm about North Creek
Keep Manager informed
Is a team player
Maintain a clean working area ("starts clean, works clean, finishes clean")
Must report to work on time and follow the timekeeping process
Work in a safe manner, reporting any unsafe conditions or acts
Follow and sustain LEAN or Working Smarter program in day-to-day tasks
Attention to detail
Ability to problem solve
Ability to work weekends or after hours when required
Has a positive "can-do / will do" outlook
Follow Systems Approach to Nursery Certification (SANC) practices in day-to-day tasks and strive for continual improvement of our facility practices and internal procedures

Travel: Travel between Landenberg and Oxford farms is required as part of the position.