Employment Opportunities at Patuxent Nursery

Patuxent Nursery is looking to hire talented, enthusiastic and customer-service minded people to join our team! Did you enjoy biology class?  Do you like spending time outdoors with your hands in the dirt? Patuxent Nursery is a busy garden center and plant nursery serving MD, DC and Northern Virginia, and we are looking for new faces to join our team.

Below are our current job openings:

 

Class A CDL Truck Driver with Air Brake Endorsement

Overview

We are seeking a dependable Class A Truck driver who consistently ensures safe and accurate deliveries. Must be detail-oriented, efficient, and have a clean driving record.

Responsibilities

  • Fully understand how to operate and safely drive the assigned delivery vehicle
  • Drive trucks with a Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) over 26,000 lbs.
  • Pull a towed weight exceeding 10,000 lbs.
  • Transport goods from place of origin to assigned destination to ensure timely delivery
  • Pick-up loads and organize goods in an ordered, logical manner
  • Ensure contents are properly secured to prevent breakage or damage
  • Safely and efficiently handle and unload goods at selected destinations
  • Obtain signatures to confirm and complete deliveries with customers
  • Confirm the contents of each load matches the manifest document
  • Perform inspections of your vehicle prior to and following each trip
  • Maintain and service vehicle as needed (refuel, change oil, tire pressure, repairs, etc.)
  • Notify managers of any major maintenance or delivery issues encountered
  • Maintain detailed driving and delivery logs
  • Track and report working hours
  • Obey all applicable traffic laws and drive according to the weather/road conditions
  • Comply with ICC and DOT regulations
  • Make safety a priority at all times

Requirements and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent preferred
  • Valid Class A Class A with Air Brake Endorsementdriver’s license required
  • 3+ years proven experience
  • Clean driving record with no moving violations
  • Must pass a background check and drug test
  • Skilled at driving large vehicles
  • Ability to drive manual transmission trucks
  • Comfortable maneuvering and parking a tractor-trailer
  • Ability to lift up to 75 lbs. at a time
  • Ability to operate an articulating wheel loader and truck mounted forklift
  • Able to operate electric lift, hand trucks, pallet jacks, etc.
  • Proficient using GPS and other routing systems
  • Disciplined, dependable, and resourceful
  • Alert, focused, and detail-oriented
  • High level of composure and good stress management

Patuxent Nursery is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other category as protected by law.

Job Type: Full-time

For immediate consideration, please email resume to hr@patuxentnursery.com

Contractor Sales Associate

Overview

Patuxent Nursery is looking for a motivated and customer-focused person to join our wholesale team. Our wholesale team Located in Bowie, MD is responsible for servicing contractors with the purchase of wholesale material from the nursery. This is more than just a job, it’s a place to build a career and thrive.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and grow the contactor customer base by increasing sales and memberships
  • Ability to assist contractors in all areas of the nursery
  • Draft and send customer correspondence
  • Organize and pull orders for delivery and/or pickup.
  • Provide cost/material estimates
  • Recommend materials for projects
  • Operate the point-of-sale system
  • Loading of trucks

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of customer service experience
  • Basic knowledge of landscape plants required
  • Green goods experience preferred
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds and occasionally 50 pounds

*Onsite training will be provided for our POS system and products in all departments.

Patuxent Nursery is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other category as protected by law.

Job Type: Full-time

For immediate consideration, please email resume to hr@patuxentnursery.com

Retail Assistant Manager

Overview

Patuxent Nursery is seeking a Retail Assistant Manager to help oversee the efficiency of our sales floor. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing retail operations, including inventory, purchasing, and visual merchandising.

Responsibilities

  • Purchases inventory by researching emerging products; anticipating buyer interest; negotiating volume price breaks; placing and expediting orders; verifying receipt.
  • Attracts customers by originating display ideas; following display suggestions or schedules; constructing or assembling prefabricated display properties; producing merchandise displays in windows and showcases, and on the sales floor.
  • Promotes sales by demonstrating merchandise and products to customers.
  • Evaluates competition by visiting competing stores; gathering information such as style, quality, and prices of competitive merchandise.
  • Handles special orders for materials
  • Assures proper maintenance and care for all live goods in assigned areas
  • Responsible for inventory control including receiving, tagging/labeling, recording price changes, markdowns, and write-offs
  • Coordinates with production manager on selection, timing, and quantities of material produced at Patuxent
  • Recommends and implements approved advertising, merchandising and marketing plans
  • Supervise seasonal and year-round labor and/or sales staff as required to accomplish projects and tasks as assigned
  • Coordinates labor needs with General Manager

Qualifications

  • 2+ years’ experience in retail operations
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to maintain a customer-focused environment
  • Basic math skills
  • Able to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Willing to work 5 days a week with a flexible schedule of days, evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Green goods experience preferred

Patuxent Nursery is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other category as protected by law.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to consistently push, pull, lift, and carry cartons, merchandise, and display fixtures up to 30 pounds throughout the workday and up to 50 pounds on occasion.
  • Able to stoop, squat, walk and stand throughout your workday.
  • Able to climb stairs and ladders.

This is a physically demanding job that can require a high level of energy and a sense of urgency.

For immediate consideration, please email resume to hr@patuxentnursery.com

 

Cashier

Title: Cashier
Reports to:  Customer Service Manager, Manager on Duty
Responsible for: 

  • Providing a high level of customer service and accuracy in sales transactions                                   
  • Greeting customers and handles all aspects of cash, charge, check, and invoice sales transactions
  • Maintaining a high level of accuracy in data entry, mathematical, and financial transactions
  • Maintaining proper levels of supplies and change to enable sales transactions
  • Assist in loading of customer purchases into their vehicles as appropriate
  • Printing closing reports and settles the cash drawer at the end of the day
  • Answering phone according to established company policy
  • Assisting in all phases of customer service as needed
  • Performing other tasks as required and at the direction of the Customer Service Manager or Manager on Duty

Basic Work Schedule:

  • Part-time (15-30 hours per week)
  • Full time (30-40+ hours per week)
  • Up to 40 hours during non-peak periods
  • As needed during peak season

*Hours are dictated based on employee availability. Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends is highly desirable

Compensation:
Hourly position. Benefits as per Company Policies & Procedures

 

Customer Service Representative

Title:  Customer Service Representative
Reports to:  Customer Service Manager, Manager On Duty
Responsibilities:                             

  • Ensure that customer needs are fulfilled and that they experience a satisfying shopping experience
  • Greet customers and handle all aspects of cash, charge, check, and invoice sales transactions
  • Handle all return transactions and Planting Service sales
  • Maintain a high level of accuracy in data entry, mathematical, and financial transactions
  • Maintain proper levels of supplies and change to enable sales transactions
  • Assist in loading of customer purchases into their vehicles as appropriate
  • Print closing reports and settle the cash drawer at the end of the day
  • Answer phones according to established company policy
  • Assist in all phases of customer service as needed
  • Perform other tasks as required and at the direction of the Customer Service Manager or Manager on Duty
  • Perform data entry on new customers, as well as other clerical tasks as needed
  • Follow up on customer inquiries via email and voicemail
  • Resolve customer issues in such a way that the customer is satisfied and retained

Basic Work Schedule:

  • Part-time (15-30 hours per week)
  • Full time (30-40+ hours per week)
  • Up to 40 hours during non-peak periods
  • As needed during peak season*Hours are dictated based on employee availability. Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends is highly desirable

Compensation:
Hourly position. Benefits as per company policies & procedures

 

Salesperson

Title:  Salesperson
Reports to:  Manager of department, Manager on Duty
Responsible for:  Customer service to all customers shopping at Patuxent Nursery

  • Greeting and assisting all customers in assigned sales area
  • Answering questions customers have about their purchases
  • Coordinating loading of material for customers into their vehicles
  • Writing sales tickets or communicating customer purchases directly to a cashier
  • Maintaining appearance of assigned sales area by restocking or reblocking material as needed
  • Unloading trucks of new material as needed and directed by an area manager
  • Must be able to work outside in varying types of weather
  • Some departments may require heavy lifting up to 50 pounds

Basic Work Schedule:

  • Part time (15-30 hours per week)
  • Full time (30-40+ hours per week)
  • Up to 40 hours during non-peak periods
  • As needed during peak season*Hours are dictated based on employee availability. Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends is highly desirable

Compensation:
Hourly position. Benefits as per Company Policies & Procedures

 

If you are interested in applying for a job, there are two ways to submit your application:

1. Click here for our job application. Fill it out online and print it out. Turn in the completed application at Patuxent Nursery.

2. Stop by and pick up an application. Fill it out completely and turn it in at Patuxent Nursery.

If your qualifications match our needs, we will be in touch with you. Thank you for your interest in Patuxent Nursery!