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Horticultural Assistant/ Delivery Driver

Company: Resource Environmental Solutions
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

RES is the nation's largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 328 stream miles, 58,024 wetland acres, and rehabilitated, preserved, and/or managed over 15,000 acres of special-status species habitats. RES operations include planting over 17,400,000 restorative trees and reducing over 267 tons of polluting nutrients. RES navigates and streamlines the environmental permitting process with solutions that balance economic development and ecological sustainability through the establishment of mitigation/conservation banks, permittee responsible turnkey mitigation, and corporate social responsibility projects.

The Horticultural Assistant Delivery Driver drives truck with capacity under 3 tons to transport materials to and from specified destinations such as residences, offices, or work sites. As needed, this role will assist in a variety of horticultural activities at the direction of a supervisor or team leader. Carrying out all tasks involved with containerized native plant and seed propagation, production, growing and inventory control from start to finish.

Responsibilities

  • Verifies load against shipping papers.
  • Drives truck to destination.
  • Inspects product to be picked up against quality standards and for accurate counts.
  • Obtains signature for goods delivered. Signs for goods obtained.
  • Maintains truck log according to state and federal regulations.
  • Maintains telephone or radio contact with supervisor to receive delivery instructions.
  • Loads and unloads truck.
  • Secures load to prevent damage to goods enroute. Secures empty carts upon return trip.
  • Inspects truck equipment and supplies such as tires, lights, brakes, gas, oil, and water.
  • Performs emergency roadside repairs such as changing tires, installing light bulbs, fuses, tire chains, and spark plugs.
  • Represent the RES-Taylor Creek brand with timely, courteous service, and professional appearance and language.
  • Wear RES-Taylor Creek shirt (provided) or approved logoed wear. Pants shall be khakis, jeans or other approved wear.
  • Assist with a variety of live plant production and care activities in the greenhouse environment and outdoors.
  • Assist with cultivation and harvest activities of outdoor seed production fields.
  • Perform seed processing.
  • Assist with inventory counts and records maintenance.
  • Perform general housekeeping tasks.

    Qualifications

    Required:
    • High School Diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
    • Ability to write and speak fluently in English.
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
    • Ability to read maps and follow driving directions.
    • Valid Driver's License
    • Ability to obtain a Fed Med Card
    • Forklift License, may be required (would be trained here by our corporate trainer).
      Physical Requirements:

      The working conditions and 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.

      Willing and able to perform and comply with the following items:
      • Frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and talk or hear.
      • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
      • Team push / pull up to 500 lbs loads on wheels
      • Occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch.
      • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
      • Frequent exposure to outside weather conditions.
      • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
      • Frequent exposure to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme heat, and vibration.
      • Frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions
      • The employee is expected to be able to conduct field work that may require walking up or down steep grades or on uneven ground, operating in inclement, not dangerous, weather conditions, exposure to direct sun and other weather, agricultural dust, and may be in areas occupied by wild or domestic animals. Exposure to thorny or poisonous plant materials is not uncommon in the field.

        RES is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

        VEVRAA Federal Contractor PI133408255

Keywords: Resource Environmental Solutions, Lawrence , Horticultural Assistant/ Delivery Driver, Professions , Lawrence, Kansas

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