Assistant Section Grower - Giddings, TX
Altman Plants is a family owned wholesale nursery company recognized for innovation, marketing, high quality products and creative sales programs. We are in partnership with several key retail customers supplying flowering and specialty plants to their garden centers. We are passionate about open communications, customer service, people development and long term growth of the company. We have operations in California, Arizona, Florida, Colorado, and Texas. We provide competitive benefits and compensation.
The ideal candidate for this position is an up beat and enthusiastic individual who is always willing to go the extra mile and think outside the box to move a task along. This is an hourly position.
- Capable of making maintenance decisions such as:
- Watering, pinching, spacing, applying fertilizer & chemicals
- Supervising the crew working in the area and moving them from job to job
- Observant of the work area:
- Checking shade, windows, cool pads, fans, clocks for overhead irrigation, etc.
- Asking questions and bringing light to potential problems
- Assist in scouting for insects and diseases, pH/EC measurements, and sending out samples for testing.
- Gain knowledge on how long specific tasks will take
- Filling out reports:
- Spray, dumps, and movements
- Manage project list
- Work closely with the Section Grower to learn the intricacies of Plant Growth Regulators (PGR)
- Understand the different types of applications:
- Spray, Drench, Sprench
- Good time management and communication skills
- Capability to read, write and perform simple math
- Follow all safety guidelines and aware of surroundings
- Available to work weekends and holidays as need be
- Physically able to lift 50lbs
- Degree in Horticulture or related field OR 1 year experience