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Wholesale Nursery Assistants – Christchurch, Canterbury

With a history spanning 90+ years and seven store locations nationwide, We are a 100% New Zealand privately owned family business spanning six generations that employs over 150 staff nationwide. Our purpose in the wholesale team is to grow great quality plants. We aspire to be a great place to work because everyone matters, and our staff are an extension of our family.

We have multiple opportunities available currently to work in our Wholesale department at our Barrington branch. These positions are fixed term from now, until end of November, with possible opportunities for the right people to be offered on going employment going forward after November 2024.

Previous nursery experience is not necessary as full training will be given and would be ideal for anyone keen on a horticultural career. We encourage budding experts to be able to learn, apply and share within our company and our extensive learning management system.

This is a varied position and will involve medium to heavy lifting, some greenhouse work, loads of outdoor work, watering, weeding, trimming, staking, fertilizing, sweeping, planting, bagging potting mix and dispatch.

The ideal candidate must have a good attitude and be healthy, energetic, fit, strong, and love being active for this very hands-on position, you will need to put your best foot forward.

We require

  • A positive attitude and the willingness to learn new skills
  • The ability to work in fluctuating temperatures
  • The ability to do physical work (lifting up to 10kgs) and a lot of walking
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • WTR endorsements would be a bonus

*Forklift operators F endorsement, bobcat operators, and class 2 truck drivers are potential roles available also

  • A Full driver’s license (preferable, but not compulsory) with reliable transport and the ability to drive a manual would be even better with the possible opportunity to learn to drive a Bobcat.
  • NZ Agrichem certified handler or qualified person would be beneficial but not essential

All candidates need to successfully complete a Pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and an ACC pre-employment check. Applicants for these positions must be a NZ Permanent Resident or hold a valid NZ work visa.

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