Job Title: Maintenance Associate   Locations: Orange County / Los Angeles County / San Diego County / Marin County / Alameda County Status: Full Time or Part Time / Hourly, Non-Exempt Reporting Relationships:  Retail Manager / Manager on Duty Work Schedule:  8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Hours may vary.  Five-day, standard work week 40 hours; overtime and weekends as required.   “Gardening without Guesswork” Armstrong Garden Centers has been serving California residents for over 125 years. Armstrong is recognized as a leader in the Garden Center Industry for its commitment to providing the best selection, quality, service and horticultural expertise. Armstrong’s sister brand, Pike Nurseries, in the Southeast, make it the largest independent garden center company in the U.S. with career opportunities and growth from coast to coast. Are you driven? Passionate? Willing to Serve? Our comprehensive program includes management and operational training including a horticultural educational program which provides you the seeds of knowledge to be successful with us.   Summary Duties and Responsibilities:  This position is a key part of the overall success of the nursery and helps maintain plants quality and store cleanliness. This person will be working 5 days a week. Weekends are a must.   Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide exceptional customer service
  • General nursery clean-up:  sweeping, dusting, washing windows, restroom clean-up
  • Watering and fertilizing all sections of nursery
  • Price and stock inventory
  • Register functions
  • Assist in customer carry-outs
  • Read and learn about product lines carried in the Garden Center
  • Follow safe work practices and report any unsafe working conditions to management
  • Perform other related duties and assignments as requested
  Education, Prior Work Experience and Specialized Skills and Knowledge: Personable, outgoing individual, willing to learn nursery person skills; enthusiastic, self-motivated individual.   Compensation – We have great benefits! (Benefits available to full-time associates)
  • Medical, dental, life insurance after 90 days
  • Paid holidays and paid vacation after 90 days
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • 401K
  • Salary will commensurate with experience
  Physical Environment/Working Conditions- Safety First! Requires extensive use of back, legs, knees, arms, feet and hands for lifting, stooping, squatting, bending, twisting, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching overhead, and walking.  Unassisted lifting limits between 30 and 50 lbs.  Individuals may be required to do any or all of these situations throughout the work day, with an emphasis on walking and standing for a major portion of the day.  The outside environment will comprise most of the day with some inside building activity.   To Apply: Click Here to apply online.
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