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.



Lead Grower

The Lead Grower's responsibilities would include:

  • After items are moved into your environment, work with Section Grower on establishing irrigation programs to deliver necessary amount of water.
  • Conduct plant growth regulator trials and implement rates that have worked, to minimize budding and prevent stem elongation on material coming into your area.
  • Review environments and make adjustments multiple times a day through our Priva Environmental Control system.
  • Review Greenhouse Processing Reports with Section Grower to determine best methods for working on batches.
  • Ensure items in your area are prepared for the shipping department to cover upcoming orders.
  • On a weekly basis, generate move lists of items to provide necessary space needed for incoming items from Acclimation range.
  • After reviewing soil EC and pH test results from Assistant Grower, make recommendations to Section Grower for adjustments to meet crop needs.
  • Help determine growing times and schedules for various items.
  • Assist in the hiring, training, managing, and motivating of growing staff.
  • Collaborate with Plant Health team on ways to manage insects and diseases.
  • Be an active member of the Greenhouse Leadership team.
  • Participate with weekend and holiday watering rotations.

Job Requirements:

  • 2+ years of Greenhouse/Nursery growing experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture or related field ideal
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office
  • Desire to work in a collaborative environment

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


Greenhouse Scanner

We are currently looking for a Greenhouse Scanner to be responsible for scanning products in our greenhouse production area. This position’s main responsibility is using a handheld scanner to track product through the production process.

Essential duties include:

  • Assist employees working on trays of plants
  • Check product coming off production line for quality and consistency
  • Coordinate with supervisors to keep smooth flow of product
  • Communicate with other staff to coordinate movement of product
  • Clean work area, machines, tools, and equipment.
  • Work on production line as needed planting cuttings and tissue culture material in soil

Qualifications include:

  • Ability to work on your feet all day, to bend, twist and lift up to 15 pounds repeatedly
  • Strong communication skills
  • Success in managing multiple tasks
  • Solid self-motivation and time management skills
  • Ability to accurately record data on the scanner

Work Details:

Normal Schedule: Monday-Thursday 7 AM – 4:30 PM, Friday 7 AM – 11 AM

Work Status: Full-time with benefits available within first three months

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


Greenhouse Utility

We are currently looking for a Greenhouse Utility person to assist in general greenhouse operations. In this position, candidates will perform a variety of tasks throughout their day.

Essential duties include:

  • Transporting product to and from greenhouse ranges and production rooms
  • Trimming the tops of plants off using a mowing machine
  • Using a hand-held scanner to accurately record the movement of product
  • Order pulling and assembling orders for shipping
  • Filling trays of plants with soil

Qualifications include:

  • Ability to work on your feet all day, to bend, twist and lift up to 15 pounds repeatedly
  • Ability to accurately record data on the scanner
  • Solid self-motivation and time management skills
  • Success in managing multiple tasks

Work Details:

Normal Schedule: Monday-Thursday 7 AM – 4:30 PM, Friday 7 AM – 11 AM

Work Status: Full-time with benefits available within first three months

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



Application

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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.