Position: Full-time Greenhouse Production Assistant / Transplanter

Duration: April to the end of of June.

Please note: This position requires weekend and evening shifts. Due to the seasonal nature of our business, time off outside of regularly scheduled shifts cannot be considered.

A south Winnipeg garden centre is seeking very energetic greenhouse production staff. The successful applicants will ensure that all live material gets transplanted, priced and labeled in a timely manner. This person will work on a team of transplanter/production staff. This team will report to the production supervisor and/or the garden centre owners. Previous experience in small business is an asset. Previous experience in greenhouse production (or similar task) is an asset.

Term: Now through June 30th. 40 hours per week, with 1/2 unpaid lunch per 8 hour shift.

Job requirements:
• Reliable transportation is a must, as we are 4 km outside of the perimeter highway in an area not serviced by city buses
• Strong attention to details and interest in preventing errors
• Must be hardworking
• Demonstrated excellence time-management skills
• Able to perform multiple tasks efficiently
• Positive and upbeat attitude
• Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment that is subject to numerous schedule and priority changes and short-notice activity
• Demonstrated ability to lift up to 50 lbs. without assistance
• Ability to work in a hot and humid environment
• Ability to stand for extended periods of time

Duties include:
Transplanting live plant material in a timely manner
Accurately labeling and tagging transplanted material
Maintaining a neat and tidy workspace
Grooming plants
Re-organizing the greenhouse buildings to maintain optimum space
Other responsibilities may include watering, restocking retail soil displays, and assisting customer service staff with maintaining plant displays and other garden centre duties as required. 

Other important information:

We do not permit the use of cell phones, personal messaging devices or mp3 players while working. 

Due to the threat of Tobacco Mosaic Virus, smoking is not allowed on site. Tobacco Mosaic Virus may be transferred from smokers to plants and is a threat to our livelihood.

Please complete the following on-line application (required - we do not accept resumes unless submitted as part of this application form):

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