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Employment Opportunities

Come grow with us! Do you enjoy plants, outdoor living, gardens or landscapes? Are you upbeat, energetic and enjoy helping others? Look no further than Gertens! If you are a person who enjoys the changing seasons, come and be a part of our “growing” family of businesses.

We have many positions and opportunities open for you – with our main location being in Inver Grove Heights, and also three landscape supply yards located in Inver Grove Heights, Eagan and Denmark Township.

There are all types of positions available to meet anyone’s needs. We have full-time, part time and seasonal opportunities available.

Some of our benefits may include:

  • Competitive wages

  • Day, evening and weekend schedules

  • Scholarships available

  • Employee discounts

  • Bonus opportunities

  • Health and Dental insurance

  • Profit sharing and 401k plans

  • Manager track training program

  • Employee referral bonus


CURRENT OPENINGS:

Perennials & Shrub Plant Sales:
Immediate openings for plant sales. This job involves getting your hands in the “dirt” and giving great service to our customers. Key responsibilities & requirements include:

  • Assisting customers in planning n estimating and purchasing high quality plant material.
  • Watering and maintaining plants
  • Strong 2-4 years working knowledge of woody and herbaceaus plant material.

Nursery Sales Department: Assistant manager.
Gertens is accepting applications and resumes for a sales-driven individual to assist leading the Nursery (Shrub/Tree/Water Gardening) department in reaching sales goals, employee development and customer experience.

Required Knowledge/Skills:

  • Point of Sale Experience
  • Woody plant identification and culture
  • Ability to train and mentor staff with varied experience levels
  • Proven record of effective team management: Sales/Cashiering
  • Project management: Customer delivery/planting orders
  • Ability to work across business lines
  • Plant maintenance
  • Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

  • Water gardening
  • Plant design
  • Scheduling
  • Workplace Safety
  • All interested applicants, please forward a resume and/or application to hr@gertens.com. Deadline for application: March 15, 2017.

    Garden Center Cashiers:
    Immediate openings for upbeat and energetic cashiers in our Garden Center. Key responsibilities & requirements include:

    • Approachable and friendly demeanor
    • Customer Service
    • Accurately check out customers

    Customer Carry-outs:
    Immediate openings for carry-outs at our Garden Center. If you enjoy being outdoors and physical work, this is the job for you. Key responsibilities & requirements include:

    • Assisting customers with their purchases and loading items into vehicles
    • Directing customers to various locations of the store
    • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects

    Hardscape Project Desk Sales:
    Immediate openings for Hardscape Project Desk Sales. Key responsibilities & requirements include:

    • Assisting customers with planning, estimating and purchasing plants and landscape materials
    • Excellent communication, computer and math skills required.
    • Horticulture, landscape design or architecture area of study preferred.

    Landscape Supply Yard Sales Assistant:
    Immediate opening at our Landscape Supply Yard Office. Key responsibilities & requirements include:

    • Assisting customers with orders and pricing
    • Support staff to Buyers
    • Attention to detail and good math skills preferred

    Landscape Supply Yard Equipment Operator:
    Immediate openings in our Landscape Supply Yard for an Equipment Operator. Key responsibilities & requirements include:

    • Customer service
    • Loading customers’ vehicles with supplies and materials
    • Inspecting incoming / outgoing loads
    • Operating various equipment such as fork lifts, skid steer loaders and front end loaders
    • Good safety record
    • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects

    Plant Order Pullers:
    Immediate openings for Plant Order Pullers at our Commercial Sales department. Key responsibilities & requirements include:

    • Fulfilling customer orders
    • Loading and unloading plant trucks
    • Stocking nursery yard
    • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects

    Gertens Growing Range:
    Position: Lake Elmo or Inver Grove Heights Assistant Grower

    Assistant Grower responsibilities:

    • Lead trimming and spacing teams
    • Apply pesticides
    • Check routinely for watering needs
    • Scout for disease and insect populations
    • Assist in construction projects
    • Operate equipment such as tractors or skid steers
    • Assist in order pulling
    • Other duties may be assigned as needed

    Requirements

    • 2 year Associates degrees in horticulture/related fields OR 2 years' nursery or greenhouse experience
    • Capable of lifting 50 pounds
    • Ability to work on your feet for 8 plus hours
    • Ability and willingness to work overtime (40 plus hours) during peak seasons
    • Ability to safely handle pesticides and related products
    • Must be available evenings and weekends
    • Strong work ethic

    Beneficial skills, but not required:
    Pesticide applicators license
    Farm equipment operations experience
    Computer skills
    Spanish speaking

    Commercial Sales:
    Immediate openings for Sales at our Commercial Sales Building. Key responsibilities include:

  • Strong customer service skills
  • Scheduling deliveries and processing orders in Point of Sale system
  • Merchandising
  • Phone sales and interacting with customers
  • Lawn and Garden Sales:
    Immediate openings for Sales in our Lawn & Garden Department. Key responsibilities include:

    • Strong customer service skills
    • Sales of all chemicals, relating to lawn and plant care
    • Assisting customers with various plant diseases and solutions
    • Merchandising
    • Strong plant background

    Grounds keeper:
    Position duties include the installation and maintenance of our landscaping and grounds for all Gertens locations.

    • Strong working knowledge and cultural knowledge of Annuals, Perennials, Trees and Shrubs, combined with a 2-4 year working knowledge in garden/landscape maintenance is preferred.
    • Applicant must have a valid Minnesota driver's license.
    • Successful applicants should be able to work independently or in a team setting.
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    Commercial Drivers:
    Immediate openings for Commercial Drivers. Key responsibilities & requirements include:

    • Friendly / Good communication skills
    • CDL license required
    • Motivated and energetic
    • Ability to lift and carry heavy objects
    • Safe driving record

    Diesel Mechanic:
    Gertens has an immediate opening for a qualified diesel mechanic. You will be responsible for
    preventative maintenance and repairs. As our mechanic your duties will be to inspect, diagnose,
    and repair trucks, loaders, skids and trailers.

    Benefits, key responsibilities and requirements include:

    • Competitive wages
    • Health insurance
    • 401K
    • Profit sharing
    • Paid time off
    • Full time position
    • Overtime opportunities
    • Must have diesel mechanic experience
    • Familiar with truck engines, equipment engines and hydraulic systems
      knowledge
    • Tool allowance

    Spike's Feed and Seed - Counter Sales Representative
    Delano, Loretto or Elk River locations

    Provides knowledge and assistance to customers regarding Spike's Feed, Seed
    & Pet Supply products and services, with a growing demand to also service
    Gerten's Pro. Turf product sales and services.

    GENERAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    • Operate cash register and maintain knowledge of cashier procedures.
    • Provides customers and sales staff with correct information on products & delivery schedules.
    • Performs shipping and receiving duties.
    • Answer telephone.
    • Basic housekeeping throughout the store.

    Download the 2017 Gertens
    Employee Application here.

    Preferred Customer