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Nursery Laborer

Company Overview

Teufel Landscape has proudly been providing quality environmental solutions since 1890, when Gustav Teufel began a small gardening business out of his home in the West Hills of Portland, Oregon, shortly after arriving in the Pacific Northwest from his native Germany. Since that humble beginning in a greenhouse next to his home, five generations of the Teufel family has nurtured and added to the legacy of love for the land and growing beautiful plants. Today, Teufel Landscape remains a local, family-owned business passionately committed to continuing the family tradition of excellence and superior quality set by their forefathers over more than one hundred years ago. Teufel prides itself on high-quality work, delivering each project with technical environmental solutions at the forefront of landscape design.

Job Summary

General Laborer performs a variety of tasks, such as weeding, loading and unloading containers, pruning, trimming and general plant maintenance. This position also may assists planting and cultivating nursery stock and constructing new nursery beds and fields.

DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Ability to physically work outside preparing fields or gardens or in the greenhouses, lifting up to 40 pounds, repetitively twisting, digging, bending, reaching, walking at times on uneven ground, pushing, pulling or other physical work pertaining to your job duties.

Must have good eye sight for detailed work, hand dexterity and coordination

Ability to have safety ergonomics throughout the work day and in various kinds of weather

Able to follow instructions and follow through in a timely manner

Assist in maintaining neat and clean facility inside and out. Includes plant cleanup, sweeping, raking, weeding, and trash removal

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manually load and unload nursery stock into and on to trucks and trailers
  • Preform all general nursery work as instructed by Nursery Manager
  • Read and understand essential labels, safety postings and signage or any form of instructions
  • May operate Fork-lift after training
  • Maintain a safe working enviornment and attend any Safety Meetings

Qualifications and Skills

  • Physically able to move nursery stock around nursery and load on and off trucks & trailers
  • Work outdoors in various types of weather conditions
  • Must be able to read & write English
  • Spanish Language skills are a plus!

Benefits and Perks

  • Health & Dental Plans
  • PTO - Personal Time Off
  • Employee Referral Bonus

Ability to pass a Pre-Employment Drug Screen

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