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Horticultural / Plant Technician

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Chicago, IL

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Rapidly growing horticultural company is hiring qualified candidates for interior plantscape and urban patio landscape installations and maintenance of both throughout the City of Chicago. Experience and/or interest in florals is a plus. The ideal candidate will have a passion for horticulture and be self-motivated to learn.



Qualifications:



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Strong knowledge and experience working with plants commonly used in interior settings as well as exterior patio and garden landscapes



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Ability to keep plants thriving in less-than-ideal conditions



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Understanding of horticultural principles such as proper watering levels, nutrient needs, shade vs. sun, signs of plant disease and stress and proper treatment including Integrated Pest Management



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An eye for design and ability to balance plant health with aesthetics; strong attention to detail



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Developed organizational, time management and communication skills; ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines



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Ability to execute projects with little and/or remote guidance, proven resourcefulness and ability to think on your feet/perform under pressure



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Proven ability to establish good internal and external working relationships



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Familiarity with using technology such as time tracking systems, email and online databases



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Ability to perform strenuous manual labor and work in all weather conditions and seasons



Responsibilities:



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Install and maintain plants in interior and exterior settings in high-end restaurants, hotels and private residences



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Develop and maintain working knowledge of plant identification, including annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs



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Collaborate in keeping studio clean and organized



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Track and report plant health, client needs and expenditures



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Update assigned company profiles in database



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Take and share photos for reporting and social media purposes



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Assist in special projects as assigned, including floral arrangement and delivery; installations utilizing preserved elements and small tools; holiday installations



Essential and other important responsibilities and duties require frequent pushing, pulling, bending, kneeling, carrying, reaching, and stooping; good physical fitness is essential; frequently required to lift up to 75 lbs and carry items up and down ladders ranging from 6’ – 16’. Experience with the logistics of the city and customer service skills necessary. Must have valid drivers license and clean driving record. Some nights and weekends required, as well as long days during busy Spring and Holiday seasons.

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