Nursery Assistant

Hiring Organization: MSU IPF
Employment type: Seasonal
Job Location: East Lansing, MI
Application Deadline: April 7, 2017

Student Job for Spring/Summer/Fall 2017 

Position Description: 

The MSU Beaumont Nursery at Michigan State University is seeking a hardworking student employee to assist with a variety of labor tasks during summer 2017. Position is available at the nursery for general labor. 

Schedule and Hours: 

* Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Occasional Saturday and Sunday hours 

* We may be able to accommodate your summer class schedule (if applicable) 

Position Requirements: 

Candidate must be currently enrolled in college, but does not have to be a horticulture major. The ideal candidate will be able to accomplish a variety of tasks, work in all weather conditions, and work well as a team. Prior horticulture or gardening experience is not necessary, but a positive attitude is! 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

* Moving, loading, and unloading of supplies and equipment. 

* Mowing lawn areas within the nursery. 

* Planting, cultivating, and harvesting plant material. 

* Haul, spread, and grade topsoil using appropriate implements. 

* Clean and maintain work areas, equipment, and tools according to prescribed sanitary standards. 

* Dispose of diseased and unwanted plant and soil materials in accordance with departmental, University, and OSHA safety guidelines. 

* Transports supplies, materials, tools, and equipment to work site using a University vehicle. 

* Caring for and maintaining nursery stock. 

* Operation and maintenance of vehicle including truck/trailer combinations for transporting heavy equipment, implements, materials and supplies. 

* Assist with routine maintenance on nursery equipment such as irrigation systems, mist propagation systems, Reverse Osmosis water filtration systems, nursery structures and spray equipment. 

* Assist with operation and routine maintenance on tractors, articulated loaders, tree spades, skid steers, and trucks. 

Wages: $10.00/hr 

Interested? Contact: 

Steven Wallace

Operations Supervisor,

4080 Beaumont Rd.

Lansing, MI 48910

(517) 884-4881  

Accepting Applicants until Friday April 7th, 2017