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Assistant Grower

Company: Applied Ecological Services
Location: Baldwin City
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Job Description:

Company DescriptionDesign Based in ScienceApplied Ecological Services is one of the leading ecological consulting firms in the world; we are dedicated to bringing the science of ecology to land-use decisions. AES applies scienceto provide practical land-use solutions that strike the most favorable balance between cultural needs, cost efficiencies and ecological sustainability. Our knowledge of ecological systemsprovides a solid foundation for creating balanced ecological designs and solutions that are sustainable, cost-effective and enduring.More than the Sum of the PartsEstablished in 1978, AES consulting and design services offer comprehensive, coordinated expertise in ecological science, sustainable civil engineering, landscape architecture and GIS.Consulting and design services are supported by an experienced contracting division that implements on-the-ground ecological projects, backed by one of the largest, most diverse nativeseed and plant nurseries in the U.S. This unique combination of in-house staff experience - bringing together ecology, engineering, design, data management, contracting and nurseryscience - provides innovation, accountability, flexibility, streamlined project management and most importantly, designs that work.With offices in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York and Kansas, AES conducts projects throughout the U.S., Canada, Central and South America and occasionally inEurope and Asia. Our scientists and designers are familiar with virtually every biome in the Western Hemisphere. Our contracting and nursery employees are highly skilled, long standingteam members fully capable of executing complex projects in challenging situations.Reputation of Excellence & InnovationAES has built its reputation by repeatedly finding creative solutions to complex environmental problems - for a wide variety of clients. By applying an Ecological Systems Approach---with integrated teams made up of our talented staff as well as experts outside the company, AES is able to contribute creative environmental solutions that achieve or exceed client,stakeholder and regulatory objectives.Job DescriptionAssistant GrowerApplied Ecological Services, Inc. is looking for full-time Assistant Grower to begin work immediately. This position will assist the Grower/Greenhouse Supervisor in plant propagation, plant health care and maintenance, order fulfillment, and seed production activities. This position will have supervisory duties. Typical hours are Monday- Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm. Weekend work will be required during busy season.A Well-qualified Candidate Will Have The Following Attributes* Experience in areas involving native plant and seed propagation, production, inventory control, order fulfillment, and quality assurance.* The ability to oversee the horticultural assistants and their plant production related duties.* Valid Driver's License, Federal Medical Card and Forklift Certification are required (training on forklift is offered within the company after hire).* Pesticide Applicators License preferred.* 2-year degree in related field and at least 6 months related experience; or a high school education and at least 2 years related experience or training.* General computer literacy including use of email and data entry programs, proficiency in Microsoft Office software.Some pre-employment screening is required. Candidate must be able to meet physical requirements of the job and, once hired, obtain certain certifications including (but not limited to) DOT/CMV physical for operating commercial vehicles and pre-employment drug screen. A copy of your 3 year driving record is required.Applied Ecological Services is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. AES does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other category protected by law.QualificationsA well-qualified candidate will have the following attributes:* Experience in areas involving native plant and seed propagation, production, inventory control, order fulfillment, and quality assurance.* The ability to oversee the horticultural assistants and their plant production related duties.* Valid Driver's License, Federal Medical Card and Forklift Certification are required (training on forklift is offered within the company after hire).* Pesticide Applicators License preferred.* 2-year degree in related field and at least 6 months related experience; or a high school education and at least 2 years related experience or training.* General computer literacy including use of email and data entry programs, proficiency in Microsoft Office software.Some pre-employment screening is required. Candidate must be able to meet physical requirements of the job and, once hired, obtain certain certifications including (but not limited to) DOT/CMV physical for operating commercial vehicles and pre-employment drug screen. A copy of your 3 year driving record is required.Applied Ecological Services is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. AES does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other category protected by law.Additional InformationPhysical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit and climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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