Greenhouse Associate- Tewksbury

Tewksbury, Massachusetts, United States Full-time

 

Summary/Objective

The business of Mahoney's Garden Centers is distinctly influenced by seasons of the year. The major peak is spring (March-June). In all cases, each store location has its own unique needs relative to these seasons. To meet these needs, the company hires seasonal staff. The job description duties of seasonal staff are uniquely tailored to be highly flexible and available upon demand and shifts can be added, reduced or modified with little or no notice. The preferred candidate should have a basic understanding or quickly become familiarized of product categories and services offered through basic training, and has the ability to share this knowledge with our clients by suggesting products and merchandise that will meet the client’s needs. The primary function of this position is to welcome clients with a cheerful attitude, process sales transactions and assist them in determining and choosing their products when required.

This position will perform a variety of duties working primarily within a perennial greenhouse,  including answering the telephone, pricing and displaying of products and plant material and maintaining the product by watering, pruning and maintaining plant material.

Essential Functions 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Seasonal Greenhouse position is generally intended to pro-actively engage and assist customers and support inventory maintenance.

  • Be knowledgeable about product and its location on the property.
  • Be aware of price changes, special sales.
  • Seek opportunities to [up]sell merchandise or services.
  • Accept any assignment on the general floor (any location or department.)
  • Move, replace and improve the presentation of inventory.
  • Load product onto carts or into vehicle.
  • Water, deadhead and maintain live inventory.
  • General maintenance (sweep, shovel, dust, clean- includes bathrooms.)
  • Unload and load delivery trucks; promptly and carefully.

Competencies

  • Prior experience working with perennials in a garden center environment
  • Direct experience and knowledge of proper procedures for loading and unloading products
  • Able to interact pleasantly and courteously with customers
  • Willing to promote sales at any opportunity by assisting customers with plant and design suggestions
  • Requires frequent and consistent, moderate to heavy lifting
  • Willing and able to serve in any weather condition, out of doors
  • Self starter who can work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Flexible as to shift, hours or employment duration

Work Environment

This job operates in an indoor and outdoor retail business environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers and phones. You must be willing and able to serve in any weather condition, out of doors. No travel required.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing repetitively throughout the entire shift. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items that weigh up to 50 pounds+. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a seasonal full time position working in the greenhouse. Days and hours of work vary by schedule. Holidays, evenings and weekend work is required. 

AAP/EEO Statement

At Mahoney’s Garden Center we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all team members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. Mahoney’s Garden Center hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the position to be filled.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.