Horticulture & Nursery Foreman / Technician

Hiring Organization: TruNorth Landscaping
Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Traverse City, MI
Application Deadline: June 30, 2021

Job Description

TruNorth Landscaping, located in Traverse City, Michigan, is seeking responsible, motivated individuals to join our team! TruNorth Landscaping is a fast-paced, hardworking company that seeks to go above the call of duty to provide quality and excellence to our clients. Our services include design and landscape construction and installation (design/build), and full-service grounds maintenance for both residential and commercial clients. Through exceptional Service, Teamwork, Relentlessness, Integrity, Valuing of Relationships (internal and external), and seeking Excellence, the TruNorth Landscaping team STRIVES to enhance the natural beauty of the Northern Michigan landscape. If you are looking for a career with an established landscaping and grounds maintenance company and opportunities for growth, TruNorth Landscaping could be a great fit for you!


Job duties for a horticulture & nursery technician include maintaining on-site inventory of plants, trees, shrubs, etc.; edging around trees, shrubs, ground cover, flowers, sidewalks and buildings; weeding landscape beds; trimming and pruning shrubs and flowers; rake, mulch, and prune grounds; plant perennials and annuals, as needed. Experience is not required, but is preferred. Year-round employment is available for those interested in working on the snow maintenance team during the winter season.

Position Requirements:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • High school graduate preferred, not required
  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to obtain Chauffeur’s license within 90 days of employment
  • Polite, friendly personality as you may be required to greet/speak with clients
  • Willing to provide an exceptional level of service to clients
  • At least three (3) years of horticulture-related experience
  • Proven knowledge of plants and plant care
  • Valid Pesticide Applicators License (through MDARD) or willingness to obtain within 90 days of employment
  • Ability to lift 50+ pounds may be necessary
  • Ability to work in varying outdoor weather conditions
  • Willing to work flexible hours, including some evenings and overtime
  • Willing to establish and maintain professional relationships with supervisory staff, crew members, customers, and community members
  • Travel to jobsites in company-provided vehicles
  • Willingness to learn new skills and abilities

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Proficiency in operating equipment, such as skid steers, tractors, and various other related equipment
  • Valid Chauffeur Driver’s License
  • Valid CDL

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Direct horticulture work for residential and commercial contracts for TruNorth Landscaping, including landscape maintenance and cleanups
  • Responsible for maintaining on-site inventory of plants, trees, shrubs, etc.
  • Trim and edge flower beds
  • Installation of flowers, grass, shrubs, and mulch
  • Trim shrubs, cut back perennial flowers, and pull weeds
  • Rake, mulch and prune grounds, as needed
  • Training crew members in proper plant care techniques
  • Ensure exceptional quality and consistent services are delivered to clients
  • Ensure work vehicles, equipment, and work trailers clean and organized
  • Perform daily equipment safety checks
  • Attend all required trainings and meetings
  • Complete all necessary paperwork and route logs in a timely manner
  • Other duties as assigned

Additional Skills & Requirements:

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Adaptability
  • Problem-Solving
  • Work Ethic
  • Time Management
  • Attention to Detail
  • Punctuality
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Bends, kneels, reaches
  • Works in outdoor weather conditions

Job Type:



$15.00 - $27.00 per hour

To Apply:

Please contact Kaleb Wyma at kaleb@trunorthlandscaping.com