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.



Plant Growth Media Tech

About the Opportunity:

The plant growth media technician will be directly responsible for creating finely-tuned nutrient media for our tissue culture plants. This position involves collaboration regarding R&D endeavors and working alone with minimal supervision. We are seeking a highly motivated individual willing to apply a mindset of both research and production to this new position.

Reporting directly to our Tissue Culture Lab Director, the Media Tech’s responsibilities would include:

  • Accurately mix media ingredients according to strict protocols
  • Oversee autoclaving of media and dishes
  • Prepare, decant and organize media for plant tissue culture
  • Optimize media preparation and storage process
  • Advise on and execute opportunities for improvement in areas including media ingredient storage, mixing, aliquoting, transportation and prepared storage
  • Maintain clean and up to date inventory and SDS documentation on lab chemicals
  • Execute and record experiments and results involving media and autoclave optimization.
  • Maintain a clean work environment
  • Knowledge of and adherence to best practices for safety and lab sterility
  • Report results of trials to the lab team

Successful candidates will possess:

  • 2+ years of applicable experience or degree
  • An analytical mindset that seeks to understand the cause and effect relationship of different media mixes and applications
  • Computer skills in Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational and technical skills
  • A desire to work collaboratively with other TC Lab team members

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

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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.