Yard Associate

Nelson Staffing
Pleasanton, CA 94588
United States

Job Start Date
Job End Date
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Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $17.00 To $20.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule
No Travel

Job Description

Well-established wholesale nursery is in need of 5-10 associates to help with their seasonal push.
In this role, one will assist with the loading/offloading of plant material inventory from transfer trucks or outside vendors.  The Receiving Department offloads plant material inventory from our transfer trucks or outside vendors. They inspect plant material received, prepare it for stocking, and in most cases assist with stocking the plant material to the correct location in the nursery.

Essential Functions:
  • General care for the nursery grounds, keeping the nursery clean, organized, and safe for employees, customers and vendors.
  • General care for nursery stock (plants), ensures plants are watered, handled with care, and are placed in the appropriate location.
  • Offloads plant material in various and all sizes at the receiving dock. Uses Team lift techniques to ensure safety.
  • Check plant material received per the purchase order and marks items not received on the bill of lading or on Latitude handheld device.
  • Works with the Quality Control lead to ensure the health of the plant material is adequate. Notifies the purchasing department of poor quality so it can be sent back to the vendor.
  • Prepares plant material for stocking (watering, setting aside for quarantine, etc.)
  • Stocks plants to correct location in the nursery.

Job Specifications:
  1. Constantly works in outdoor weather conditions on uneven ground surfaces. Must be able to remain in a stationary position (standing) more than 50-90% of the time. When stocking plants, bending at the waist, twisting, turning, and squatting are required.
  2. Lifting requirements: Up to 20 lbs. 75 percent of the time. Up to 40 lbs. 25 percent of the time (team lift required).
  3. Hand movement: Gross grasping for moving plant material.
Job Requirements
General Labor skills. Motivated and assertive soft skills. Can-do attitude, team player mentality. Previous Shipping & Receiving and Warehouse experience is preferred but not required.
Topher Hollinger

Pleasanton CA 94588
United States
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