Employment Opportunities


Walters Gardens Inc., located in Zeeland, MI, is a leading grower of perennial plants since 1946. We take great pride in the superior quality of our young plants and field grown products, diverse product selection, customer-focused staff, our extensive hybridizing program, and the ability to offer the best new introductions from around the world. Check back for new job opportunities which will be posted here.



Assistant Grower

Reporting directly to the Lead Grower, the Assistant Grower’s responsibilities would include:

  • Daily assistance in monitoring crops to determine if it is necessary to irrigate plants based on WG moisture levels.
  • Understand how to manage growing areas to help manage irrigation booms and growing environments.
  • Review fertility test results with supervisor and make adjustments to meet crop needs
  • Assist IPM department by identifying insects, crown gall, diseases, or pathogens
  • Help plant health department with spray applications.
  • Help develop plant growth regulator program in stock product to improve quality of cutting material.
  • Assist with developing and keeping records of stock yields.
  • Offer support for the planning of space, duration and renewal of items.
  • Help manage processes to keep plants free of virus and plants true to name.
  • Assist in researching and developing protocols relating to lighting intensity, LED and photoperiod to improve yields and quality.
  • Develop with staff cutting specifications to balance stock yield with liner yields and customer performance.
  • Participate in grower meetings and educational events when directed by supervisor.
  • Assist with weekend and holiday watering schedules.
  • When time allows, help other employees/departments complete daily tasks.

Knowledge/Skills Required:

  • 2+ years of Greenhouse/Nursery growing experience and
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture preferred
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office
  • Pesticide Applicator License beneficial

Interested candidates may e-mail a resume and cover letter to blo@waltersgardens.com


Electrician

We are currently looking for an Electrician to maintain and support the electrical systems at our Zeeland facilities.

Essential duties include:

  • Maintain the primary and essential power systems at Walters Gardens
  • Monitor electrical loads in the facility to maintain balanced and reliable electricity to the entire facility
  • Monitor and work to improve power factor percentages in the facility
  • Work with other managers in the facility to manage “max demand” to insure we are operating as efficiently as possible
  • Perform assigned electrical / mechanical work
  • Assist with troubleshooting, repairs, and maintenance of electrical / mechanical equipment
  • Respond to and utilize communication devices
  • Assist with the planning and execution of construction projects and facility upgrades
  • Provide technical (mechanical, electrical, pneumatic/hydraulic) expertise to the company to assist in implementing the best solutions to operational challenges

Qualified applicants must have:

  • Current State of Michigan journeyman or masters electrical license and not less than 10 years’ experience managing commercial and industrial applications
  • Knowledge in the proper shutdown of high voltage primary circuits and transformers during periods of utility single phasing, fluctuating voltage, accidental damage, or for safety purposes
  • Familiarity with monitoring secondary loads and managing them for proper balance across phases
  • Strong communication skills
  • Positive initiative and self-motivation
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects independently
  • Ability to be on call and respond to emergencies 24/7

Interested candidates may e-mail a resume and cover letter to blo@waltersgardens.com



Application

Downloadable Employment Application PDF:

English En Español


Please send all completed job applications to Becky Oudshoorn in Human Resources:

Walters Gardens, Inc.

Attn: Becky Oudshoorn

PO Box 137

Zeeland, Michigan 49464-0137

Phone: (616) 772-0728

Fax: (616) 741-0097

E-mail: blo@waltersgardens.com


Walters Gardens is an Equal Opportunity Employer.