Growing Team Member

Growing · Milton Freewater, Oregon
Department Growing
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $15.00

Job Title:  Growing Team Member

Reports To: Growing Coordinator

Position Status: Full Time

Compensation: Hourly, Non-Exempt


General Job Description 

Growing Team Members are responsible for the day to day care of potted plants and plants in trays and liners across the nursery. They are also responsible for the majority of plant “movements” between fields around the nursery. In addition they perform annual maintenance of field areas.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Moving and spacing containerized plants to or between growing areas using hands, handcarts, tractors and wagons. Set out newly potted plants in growing areas in neat and organized patterns.
  • Prune and trim plants.
  • Water, irrigate or mist plants.
  • Weed plants in containers by hand.
  • Sort and dump dead, inferior or surplus plants.
  • Sort and consolidate plants in plugs and containers.
  • Group and cover plant for over-wintering.
  • Conduct ground maintenance, weeding in landscapes and cleanup.
  • Help in constructing drip irrigation systems.
  • Assists with Inventory
  • Assist in general maintenance activities (repairing weed-mat)
  • Other duties as assigned



Skills and Abilities

  • Assume responsibility for learning the names of the plants grown by WWNC including both Latin and cultivar names.
  • Must be energetic and be able to work long shifts with very little sitting.
  • Must be able to work in a standing position for 95% of a daily shift. 
  • Must be able to bend and lift, using both arms repeatedly.
  • Must be able to grip, pinch and carry/transport multiple potted plants
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs.
  • Must be able to push/pull up to 800lb. wheeled racks
  • Must be able to perform tasks with arms raised above shoulder level.
  • Must be able to perform tasks on low ladders.
  • Must be able to work in adverse and uncomfortable weather and temperatures. This includes temperatures below freezing and temperatures above 100*F.
  • Must be able to walk across uneven terrain


Direct Reports


General Notice


This job description is intended to cover as many elements of the job as possible. However, there may be additional tasks, duties or responsibilities that are asked of the employee in order for continued successful operations of the company.


Job duties and responsibilities may change at any time without notice, if a permanent change occurs this will be reflected in an updated job description.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Walla Walla Nursery Co. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


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    Milton Freewater, Oregon
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