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Nursery Person/Equipment Operator

Company: Bachman's Inc.
Location: Lakeville
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

- - - - - -Nursery Person/Equipment Operator - -Full Time Position: (First Shift M-F) - - - - - - - - Starting Union Wage: -$22.66 -Bachman's is committed to creating a caring environment while inspiring a passion for bringing beauty to life. Bachman's Nursery Production has an opening for an experienced nursery person/equipment operator who can safely operate heavy equipment, communicate problems and incorporate fertilizer and shred soil for planting.Are you looking for steady, full-time, employment with great benefits? Do you want to work for a company that cares about its employees? Are you looking for a positive work environment and a team atmosphere? Don't wait, apply now!POSITION DUTIES:

  • Accurately mix, incorporate fertilizer and shred soil for planting, heeling and greenhouse needs according to established formulas
  • Load and haul soil, rock and other materials on trucks as needed and directed.
  • Assist in loading and unloading B&B and container nursery stock as directed
  • Communicate problems, concerns or other pertinent information to supervisor or other personnel as necessary
  • Grade nursery roads as directed
  • Operate the following equipment in a safe, efficient and effective manner: skid loaders, soil shredder, semi-tractor/trailer trucks, fork lift, front end loaders, flattops, road grader, pesticide sprayers, fertilizer implements, farm tractors and others
  • Perform routine light maintenance on equipment on a daily or other scheduled basis as directed. - Maintain equipment in safe working order. - Communicate maintenance needs to shop personnel
  • Accurately mix and apply chemical pesticides and fertilizers as directed
  • Perform field maintenance duties including filling tree spade holes, grubbing and hauling trees and others as directed
  • Operate dump truck over the road to haul various materials as directed
  • Perform other duties in the nursery and wholesale departments as needed and directed. - Duties may include leading work crews in various nursery related functions
  • Perform all duties in a safe, effective, thorough and efficient manner
  • Assist in other areas as directedQUALIFICATIONS:
    • High school diploma plus two-year certificate in horticulture, equipment operation, or related field and two years nursery/landscape production experience including one year in a leadership role
    • Two years' experience in operation of nursery/farm machinery and equipment possibly including farm tractor, skid loader, forklift, front-end loader, tree spade, semi-tractor/trailer, or others is required
    • Requires a valid Class D Minnesota driver's license or equivalent. CDL license is recommended
    • May be required to obtain a chemical pesticide applicator's license
    • Requires a strong working knowledge of landscape plant materials commonly found in Minnesota landscapes
    • Conversational Spanish speaking ability preferred
    • MNLA Nursery Professional Certification preferred
    • Must be accepted as insurable with Bachman's Insurance carrier considering a Motor Vehicle Report and Bachman's Safe Driver Standards.BENEFITS:
      Medical InsuranceHealth Savings Account/PPODental InsuranceVisionLife and AD&DDisability, Accident, Critical Illness Insurance401(K)ID WatchdogPet InsuranceWellnessEmployee Assistance Program (EAP)PTOPaid Holidays (6/year) -Don't settle, come grow with us! -Bachman's is an Equal Opportunity EmployerPowered by JazzHR

Keywords: Bachman's Inc., Lakeville , Nursery Person/Equipment Operator, Other , Lakeville, Minnesota

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