RETAIL GARDEN CENTER JOBS (8005 E. SPEEDWAY BLVD TUCSON AZ)

RETAIL GARDEN CENTER JOBS (8005 E. SPEEDWAY BLVD TUCSON AZ)

02 Apr 2019

RETAIL GARDEN CENTER JOBS (8005 E. SPEEDWAY BLVD TUCSON AZ)

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LOCATION / WORK SCHEDULE

Mesquite Valley Growers Nursery 8005 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85710

Monday-Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Five-day, standard work week 40 hours. Retail positions will require weekend work. (Days off are during the week) Please do not apply if you can not work weekends. Thank you!

We thank you for your interest in a career opportunity with Mesquite Valley Growers Nursery.

We are seeking individuals who have a positive attitude, possess a strong work ethic, and dependable to join our successful team. Mesquite Valley Growers Nursery is proud to be an employee-owned company (ESOP). We offer medical insurance to full-time associates.

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— Sales Advisors

— Data Entry Clerk

— Plant Caretakers - Flower House

— Carryout Associates

— Cashier Associates

— Nursery Laborers, General

PLEASE READ JOB DESCRIPTIONS BELOW

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— SALES ADVISORS - Job Type: Full-time

Monday-Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Five-day, standard work week 40 hours. Retail positions will require weekend work. (Days off are during the week)

We are currently looking for talented individuals with a genuine passion for plants, articulate in communicating a love of plants and gardening to customers, experienced and novice gardeners alike.

The Sales Advisors at Mesquite Valley Growers Nursery are teachers as well as sales personnel. If we educate our customers and seek to understand their need, it is easy for a customer to make a decision about what plants they want to take home for their personal environment. This is a job that requires a high degree of knowledge about the plants that are used in Tucson landscapes, both native and adaptable plants as well as non-natives that can thrive with proper care.

We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service, demonstrating exceptional product, horticultural knowledge, and building strong customer relationships.

Previous Green Industry work experience is a must. This is a highly sought after position that must be tested into. You must be able to pass a written test with at least a 70% correct answers. Employees in these positions work solely with customers but there is some degree of lifting, loading and other physical work required for completing a transaction with a customer. If you have a positive attitude and a love for learning, you may be interested in joining our team.

PRIMARY DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

—Excellent customer service skills teamed with exceptional product/horticultural knowledge.

—Determine customer needs

—Match products with needs and educate customers about choices.

—Teach customer basic skills of soil preparation, planting and watering for success.

—Follow through with delivery or pick up for the customer as needed.

—Participate in staff training sessions and product knowledge classes.

—Assist in the maintenance and display of plant materials when customer duties finished.

—Schedule deliveries

—Perform other related tasks as needed.

While most people in the industry form their own opinions about desirable plants, planting methods and watering practices, at Mesquite Valley, Horticultural Advisers must be able to set aside their personal preferences to address the specific needs of each customer and to express the methods as put forth by the management of the nursery.

SKILLS / REQUIREMENTS:

— Minimum Two-year horticulture degree or 2 years experience in the nursery industry

— Knowledgeable in plants, plant materials, and other associated supplies

— Punctual and reliable attendance

— Retain a clean, well-groomed professional appearance

— Represent the company in a friendly, courteous and professional manner

— Good interpersonal communication skills to interact with both coworkers and customers in a polite

and professional manner

— Capable of basic computer functions

— Candidate must be in good physical condition and have the ability to work primarily outdoors in our diverse Arizona weather

— Confident in working with little supervision and with the utmost integrity

— Must have verifiable credentials and/or references

— Must be able to pass a written test with at least a 70% correct answers

— Abide by the policies and practices of the Company Employee Handbook

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT / WORKING CONDITIONS:

Requires use of back, legs, knees, arms, feet, and hands for lifting, stooping, squatting, kneeling, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, reaching overhead, and walking. May require lifting between 20 and 40 lbs. Individuals may be required to do any or all of these situations throughout the workday, with an emphasis on walking and standing for a major portion of the day. The outside environment will comprise most of the workday with some inside building activity.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

NO PHONE CALLS Come to the nursery and ask for an application at the Front Information Counter. Fill out our application completely. List your most recent employment first. Print all information clearly and legibly. (Remember to select the "SALES ADVISOR" on the job application) All Applicants will be required to provide employment history and work-related references on the back of the application. If you have a résumé, you may bring it along and staple it to the back of your application. However, a résumé will not be accepted in lieu of a completed job application.

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— DATA ENTRY CLERK, Green Goods Department - Job Type: Full-time

Monday-Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Five-day, standard work week 40 hours. Retail positions will require weekend work. (Days off are during the week)

Data Entry Clerk / Summary

To be successful in this role, you should be a great communicator who works well with others. Meet all goals and deadlines with the ability to multi-task, and calmly manage a shift of project priorities. You will need to love working with data, as you will spend upwards of half of your day working in your office on a computer. You will need to have a keen eye for detail in your work and take pride in accuracy. The position requires the ability to touch-type alphanumeric data. This job has a nice combination of desk work and standing-up work, all performed here at our beautiful nursery surroundings. You will work with our POS and Gardenware software to process incoming requests for price tags and signage and help keep accurate office file records. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, computer literate, understanding, and compliance with company policies and procedures. Regular and punctual attendance is an essential job duty.

DATA ENTRY CLERK JOB DUTIES

— Enter and maintain alphanumeric information into databases with a high degree

of accuracy.

— Establish entry priories; process price tags and signage meeting all deadlines

— Collaborate with multiple departments to maintain timely processing from start

to finish

— Maintain an organized and clean office environment

—Ability to multi-task, and calmly manage shifting of project priorities.

— Serves the Flower House (Greenhouse) team as backing-up with price tagging

pots, signage, and watering

— Good interpersonal communication skills to interact with both coworkers and

customers in a polite and professional manner

— Responsible for weekly monitoring of all Flower House Signage, and price tags

— Maintains office supplies and tagging materials by checking stock to determine

inventory levels; anticipating requirements and placing orders when needed

— Maintain filing systems on a weekly basis.

— Create Excel work forms for nursery requests

— Responsible for creating, installing and maintaining all plant signage within the

retail portion of our nursery, and including the select front perimeter of the property

— Positive attitude and willingness to assist beyond basic duties when needed

QUALIFICATIONS

High school Diploma, 1-2 years current data entry experience in the workplace, Alpha-Numeric Touch-Typing, Organization, Proficient data entry skills, comfortable with computers, and ability to learn new systems. Strong Attention to Detail, Thoroughness, Analyzing Information, Results Driven, Self-motivated, Interpersonal Skills: Approachable; easy to talk to, is a good listener. Microsoft: Excel, Word, Outlook, POS skills. Knowledge of basic office equipment; Copiers, Scanners. Strong verbal/written communication skills are essential. The ability to work independently or with a team using strong critical thinking skills. Follow through, Multi-Tasking: Manages time effectively and efficiently, concentrates efforts on high priorities meeting all deadlines. Communicates clearly with supervisor and management. Regular and punctual attendance is an essential job duty.

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT / WORKING CONDITIONS

Duties for this position are performed inside/outside of an office environment: Inside working on a desktop computer using a keyboard and mouse; employ repetitive arm and wrist motions; bend, stoop, twist, reach and lift files or material boxes of up to 25 pounds. Outside requires greenhouse and outside duties assisting the plant caretaking team with installing, and maintaining all plant signage, plant price tags, and watering of plants. Also responsible for creating, installing, collecting, and maintaining all plant signage within the retail portion of our nursery including the select front perimeter of the property.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

NO PHONE CALLS Come to the nursery and ask for an application at the Front Information Counter. Fill out our application completely. List your most recent employment first. Print all information clearly and legibly. (Remember to select the "DATA ENTRY CLERK - GREEN GOODS" on the job application) All Applicants will be required to provide employment history and work-related references on the back of the application. If you have a résumé, you may bring it along and staple it to the back of your application. However, a résumé will not be accepted in lieu of a completed job application. We look forward to meeting you!

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— PLANT CARETAKER - FLOWER GREENHOUSE - Job Type: Full-time

Work Schedule: - Job Type: Full-time

Monday-Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Five-day, standard work week 40 hours. Retail positions will require weekend work. (Days off are during the week)

We are currently looking for hardworking people with a positive attitude who loves to work with a team and is excited to grow professionally. You'll need to have had some plant and garden experience, and a passion for gaining more. Do you have a sunny disposition? Are you self-motivated and possess a genuine love for learning? Not afraid of physical work or getting dirty? This position offers you the opportunity to work with many types of plants, flowers, vegetables, and tropical foliage in our beautiful Flower Greenhouse environment. You must be dependable, punctual, a good listener and have the competence to follow thru with instructions.

JOB OVERVIEW

For our plants to look their best at all times, we need Individuals who have a genuine passion, and understanding for plant care. The Plant Caretakers are responsible for a variety of daily duties throughout the Flower Greenhouse. This position involves working with a team with similar daily goals. As a Plant Caretaker, your primary focus is watering flowers, vegetables and other plants and being responsible for their daily upkeep for your assigned table/s. That means knowing when and how to water them properly. Other tasks will include assisting customers with plant questions, visual merchandising, unloading plants onto dollies or handcarts. Detailed training is provided for optimal plant care.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

— Demonstrate dependability and punctual attendance

— Quick learner, able to grasp training and tasks, take directions and confer with crew leader to clarify work

procedures

— Examines plants and soil to determine moisture level and waters plants according to the requirement of species

— Deadheading, pruning, shaping using hand tools

— Cleanliness; sweep or rake up the debris around flower tables

— Water plants using a nursery watering hose, wand, mister and/or watering can.

— Assist co-workers with unloading plant deliveries from trucks onto carriers, run trolleys, handcarts

— Provide excellent customer service

— Ability to implement Company merchandising standards for assigned table/s

— Review assigned table/s for adequate signage, correct pricing of plants and signage as required by Company

merchandising standards

— Re-merchandise create appealing, and seasonally appropriate product displays as needed

— Abide by the policies and practices of the Company Employee Handbook

— Positive attitude and willingness to assist beyond basic duties when needed

QUALIFICATIONS

— High school diploma or GED

— Genuine interest in plant care

—Candidate must be in good physical condition and have the ability to work primarily in a Greenhouse

environment

—Self-starter can independently maintain progress toward completion of assigned tasks, and multi-task in a

physically demanding environment.

— Good interpersonal communication skills to interact with both co-workers and customers in a polite

and professional manner

— Maintain a clean, well-groomed appearance to represent the business favorably

—Ability to tolerate exposure to greenhouse elements such as heat, cold, water, insects and dirt.

—Ability to efficiently work with hand tools; water wands, misters, hand carts, push broom, rakes.

—Candidates must be able to thrive in a busy and fast-moving environment.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

NO PHONE CALLS Come to the nursery and ask for an application at the Front Information Counter. Fill out our application completely. List your most recent employment first. Print all information clearly and legibly. (Remember to select the "PLANT CARETAKER - FLOWER GREENHOUSE" on the job application) All Applicants will be required to provide employment history and work-related references on the back of the application. If you have a résumé, you may bring it along and staple it to the back of your application. However, a résumé will not be accepted in lieu of a completed job application.

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— CASHIER /CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSOCIATES - Job Type: Full-time

Work Schedule: Monday-Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Five-day, standard work week 40 hours. Retail positions will require weekend work. (Days off are during the week)

We are currently seeking friendly, self-motivated, dependable individuals to provide efficient cashiering and outstanding customer service by demonstrating sincerity, patience, and respect in all customer interactions and by thanking our customers for their business. Acknowledge every waiting customer as soon as they arrive in your lane to let them know you'll be right with them. Greet every customer with eye contact and a smile in your own authentic way. Our Cashier Associates are responsible for performing all job duties with honesty, integrity and in compliance with Company policies and procedures.

QUALIFICATIONS / RESPONSIBILITIES

— High school diploma or GED

— 1-2 years recent cashier experience

— Consistent and reliable attendance

— Ability to acquire knowledge quickly and accurately — Ability to work successfully as part of a team

— Computer literacy

— Ability to multi-task, working in a fast paced environment

— Exceptional customer service and listening skills

— Complete all transactions into the POS register to ensure purchases are accurately and

efficiently recorded

— Represent the Company in a courteous and professional manner

— Comply with safety procedures and report unsafe conditions to management

— Maintain standards of cleanliness and organization within the front end cashier area

— Establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with management and

co-workers

— Knowledge of POS software would be a Big Plus, but not necessary

— Self-motivated, Positive attitude and willingness to assist beyond basic duties when needed.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES WHEN NOT ASSISTING CUSTOMERS MAY INCLUDE

While performing any additional tasks, cashiers should always be aware of

customers needs and offer assistance.

—Self-motivated, Positive attitude and willingness to assist beyond basic duties when not assisting customers.

—Maintain cleanliness and organized cashier workstation; floors kept free of debris and spills.

—Maintain check out conveyor belt; keep free of debris and spills.

— Other duties as needed.

Physical Environment/Working Conditions

Candidate must be in good physical condition. Requires use of the back, legs, knees, arms, feet, and hands for keyboarding, lifting, stooping, squatting, bending, twisting, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching and walking. May include lifting limits approximately 20 to 35 lbs. Individuals may be required to do any or all of these situations throughout the workday, with an emphasis on walking and standing for a major portion of the day inside.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

NO PHONE CALLS Come to the nursery and ask for an application at the Front Information Counter. Fill out the application completely. List your most recent employment first. Print all information clearly and legibly. (Remember to select the "CASHIER" option on the job application) All Applicants are required to provide employment history and work-related references on the back of the application. If you have a résumé, you may bring it along and staple it to the back of your application. However, a résumé will not be accepted in lieu of a completed job application.

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— CARRYOUT ASSOCIATES - Job Type: Full-time

Work Schedule: Monday-Sunday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Five-day, standard work week 40 hours. Retail positions will require weekend work. (Days off are during the week)

We are looking for a Carryout Associates. Youll be focused on delivering outstanding customer service in a friendly, courteous and accommodating manner to help create the best possible last impression with each customer.

The primary task of the carryout associate is to secure each customers merchandise and load the merchandise into the customers' vehicle so that it can be transported safely and easily between the nursery and the customers' home.

The Carryout Associate is responsible for performing all job duties with honesty and integrity and in compliance with Company policies and procedures. Must be dependable, polite, self-motivated and have qualities of a good team member.

QUALIFICATIONS / RESPONSIBILITIES:

—High school diploma or GED

—Quick learner, able to grasp new tasks and training

—Regular, consistent attendance and punctuality

—Ability to work in a fast paced environment. Mental alertness is necessary to ensure safe completion

of work activities

—Follow established Company workplace policies and procedures from the Employee Handbook.

—Ability to work successfully as part of a team

—Follow safe work practices and report unsafe conditions to the department manager

—Carryout Associates offer and assist customers in taking purchases; plants, potting soils, pottery,

and other related nursery merchandise to their vehicles

—Merchandise needs to be handled with care to preserve the quality and value of each purchase

—Boxes must be thoughtfully chosen for the size, weight, and shape of each purchase. Items may be

wrapped for protection when appropriate

—Good interpersonal communication skills to interact with both customers, co-workers and management in a polite and professional manner

ADDITIONAL DUTIES WHEN NOT ASSISTING CUSTOMERS INCLUDE

While performing any of these additional tasks, carry-out associates should be aware of

customers needs and offer assistance pro actively.

—Keeping the front checkout area clean, organized; sweep floors, entrances, cashier area, and front patio.

—Keep area organize and well stocked with packing supplies; boxes, packing material, bedding boxes.

—Responsible for maintaining the garden centers front exterior including parking lot area and removing any debris from planters, parking lot and sidewalks.

—Retrieving any handcarts, wagons and shopping carts from the parking lot.

—Emptying the register area trash cans as needed.

—Collect recyclables, trash cans, and debris under and around all cashier stations and tables in the mall area.

—Sweep and/or mop any debris or water spills around the cashier area and/or information desk in the mall area.

—Straighten merchandise and keep bedding boxes stocked for each cashier station.

—Positive attitude and willingness to assist beyond basic duties when needed.

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT / WORKING CONDITIONS:

Candidate must be in good physical condition. Requires use of back, legs, knees, arms, feet, and hands for repetitively lifting, stooping, squatting, bending, twisting, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching, and walking; sometimes on the uneven ground. There may be other physical work duties pertaining to your job and those of your crew. Individuals may be required to do any or all of these situations throughout the workday, with an emphasis on walking and standing for a major portion of the day.

Requires exposure to varying weather conditions for performance of outdoor duties. Maneuvering wagons and carts in varying degrees of traction on outdoor surfaces during inclement weather, able to lift up to 40 pounds. Must have good eyesight for detailed work, hand dexterity, and coordination.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

NO PHONE CALLS Read and follow the guidelines carefully below for consideration, thank you!

You will need to come to the nursery, ask for an application at the front Information Counter. Read and fill out our application completely. Select "CARRY OUT ASSOCIATE" on the application where it asks "Position Applying For". PRINT ALL INFORMATION CLEARLY AND LEGIBLE. Include employment history and work-related references with the contact information. All employees working in the retail portion of the nursery must have the availability to work any days Monday-Sunday, (Days off are during the week)

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT / WORKING CONDITIONS

Candidate must be in good physical condition. Requires use of the back, legs, knees, arms, feet, and hands for lifting, stooping, squatting, bending, twisting, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching and walking. May include lifting limits approximately 20 to 40 lbs. Individuals may be required to do any or all of these situations throughout the workday, with an emphasis on walking and standing for a major portion of the day.

Requires exposure to varying weather conditions for performance of outdoor duties. Will be exposed to traffic in the parking lots, maneuvering handcarts, shopping carts, wagons and varying degrees of traction on outdoor and indoor surfaces during inclement weather. Indoor working conditions consist of a temperature controlled environment.

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— NURSERY LABORERS, GENERAL - Full Time

This position performs routine tasks working with hand tools; pruners, rakes, shovels, watering tools, or other tools specific to the nursery industry. Knowledge in pruning and trimming herbaceous and woody landscape plants would be helpful. Must be someone who can demonstrate consistent punctual and reliable attendance and able to work as part of a team.

QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS:

— Landscape experience is a big plus

— Demonstrate consistent punctual and reliable attendance

— Abide by the policies and practices of the Company Employee Handbook

— Bi-lingual or Spanish

— Able to listen, learn and take directions from the department manager

— Must be in good physical condition and have the ability to work outdoors year round

— Pruning, trimming, watering, staking of plants, shrubs, and trees

— Represent the Company in a courteous and professional manner

— Work independently and as part of a team; to do physical work outdoors in diverse Arizona climate

— Positive attitude and willingness to assist beyond basic duties when needed

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT / WORKING CONDITIONS

Working outside in a nursery environment is hard work and you are exposed to varying weather. It is very hot for over half of the year in Tucson. The work is often physical and routine in nature; therefore it's essential that applicants are capable of the required physical and working conditions listed below.

Applicants must be in good physical condition. Mental alertness is necessary to ensure the safe completion of work activities. Requires use of the back, legs, knees, arms, feet, and hands for lifting, stooping, squatting, bending, twisting, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching and walking. Individuals may be required to do any or all of these situations throughout the workday, with an emphasis on walking and standing for a major portion of the day. May require light to heavy lifting. Able to lift 20 to 35 pounds. Requires exposure to varying weather conditions for performance of outdoor duties.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

No Phone calls, please! If you are interested and meet the requirements for this position, please apply in person. Please come to the nursery, ask for an application at the Front Information Counter. Fill out our application completely, front and back. All applicants will be required to provide employment history and work-related references on the back of the application. Print all information clearly and legibly. (Remember to select "NURSERY LABORER - GENERAL" on the application)

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