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Employment Opportunities

We are dedicated to providing our customers with only the best in customer service and product offerings. We are retail! Further, we are committed to our staff and to providing a positive work environment wherein our employees can achieve career growth and fulfillment in fast paced, challenging, team based and goal oriented company culture. We believe these two goals are not only compatible, but interdependent. Our full Benefit Package includes:

  • Health and Life insurance
  • 401(k) plan
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Continuing Education
  • Employee Discounts
  • Company Uniforms

 

Requirements for all available positions:

  • • Friendly and service-oriented personality (in person and on the phone)
  • • Ability to work quickly and accurately, even under pressure.
  • • Very detail oriented.
  • • Good multi-tasker with basic math skills
  • • Ability to bend, lift items up to 25 pounds and stand on feet for long periods of time
  • • Ability to work in all kinds of weather and temperatures
  • • Willing and available to work retail hours
  • • Reliable
  • • Coachable – learns quickly and put new knowledge into action

Click on the link below to download our employment applications:

Platt Hill Nursery Employment Application

Employment Chicagoland AreaCurrent Openings

Bloomingdale Location Employment

NURSERY SALES – Part Time

Job Description:

• Greet every customer in a courteous, friendly manner (in person and on the phone)
• Inform customers of weekly specials/sales
• Sell and aid customers in selection of all nursery products
• Knowledge of trees, shrubs, evergreens, soils, mulches, brick pavers and stone
• Direct customers to the proper sales area for products desired
• Provide cultural care advice to customers and answer any questions regarding trees, shrubs, evergreens, soils, mulches and stone
• Encourage tie-in sales (mulch, fertilizer, etc.)
• Maintain, clean and tidy nursery yard and sale areas , assist in cultural care
• Retrieve wagons and carts from parking lot corrals and return to nursery/store areas
• Restocking sales yard
• Unloading trucks
• Other duties requested by Nursery Manager

GREENHOUSE SALES – Part Time

Job Description:

• Receive, unpack, price, and display merchandise
• Greet every customer in a courteous, friendly manner (in person and on the phone)
• Inform customers of weekly specials/sales
• Selling – sell and aid customers in selection of all greenhouse products
• Direct customers to the proper sales area for products desired
• Must have knowledge of tropicals, vines, groundcovers, aquatics, herbs, vegetables and roses
• Provide cultural care and garden design advice to customers
• Encourage tie-in sales (mulch, fertilizer, etc.)
• Maintain sale areas containing tropicals, perennials, vines, groundcovers, aquatics, herbs, vegetables and roses
• Maintain clean and organized sales areas
• Unload product from delivery trucks as necessary
• Other duties requested by Coordinator/Greenhouse Manager

PERENNIAL SALES – Part Time

Job Description:

• Receive, unpack, price, and display merchandise
• Greet every customer in a courteous, friendly manner (in person and on the phone)
• Inform customers of weekly specials/sales
• Selling – sell and aid customers in selection of all greenhouse products
• Direct customers to the proper sales area for products desired
• Must have knowledge of tropicals, perennials, vines, groundcovers, aquatics, herbs, vegetables and roses
• Provide cultural care and garden design advice to customers
• Encourage tie-in sales (mulch, fertilizer, etc.)
• Maintain sale areas containing tropicals, perennials, vines, groundcovers, aquatics, herbs, vegetables and roses
• Maintain clean and organized sales areas
• Unload product from delivery trucks as necessary
• Other duties requested by Coordinator/Greenhouse Manager

CASHIER – Part Time

Job Description:

• Operate cash register – POS
• Greet every customer in a courteous, friendly manner (in person and on the phone)
• Answer and properly route calls• Receive, unpack, price and display merchandise
• Selling – sell and aid customers in selection of all store products
• Maintain a clean and neat storeAnswer customer inquiries to the best of your knowledge or direct the customer to the proper personnel
• Direct customer to the proper sales area for products desired
• Work 1 weekend day/evening
• Other duties requested by Store Manager

 

 

Carpentersville Location Employment

PERENNIAL SALES – Part Time

Job Description:

• Receive, unpack, price, and display merchandise
• Greet every customer in a courteous, friendly manner (in person and on the phone)
• Inform customers of weekly specials/sales
• Selling – sell and aid customers in selection of all greenhouse products
• Direct customers to the proper sales area for products desired
• Must have knowledge of tropicals, perennials, vines, groundcovers, aquatics, herbs, vegetables and roses
• Provide cultural care and garden design advice to customers
• Encourage tie-in sales (mulch, fertilizer, etc.)
• Maintain sale areas containing tropicals, perennials, vines, groundcovers, aquatics, herbs, vegetables and roses
• Maintain clean and organized sales areas
• Unload product from delivery trucks as necessary
• Other duties requested by Coordinator/Greenhouse Manager

GREENHOUSE SALES/STOCKER – Part Time

Job Description:

• Receive, unpack, price, and display merchandise
• Greet every customer in a courteous, friendly manner (in person and on the phone)
• Inform customers of weekly specials/sales
• Selling – sell and aid customers in selection of all greenhouse products
• Direct customers to the proper sales area for products desired
• Must have knowledge of tropicals, perennials, vines, groundcovers, aquatics, herbs, vegetables and roses
• Provide cultural care and garden design advice to customers
• Encourage tie-in sales (mulch, fertilizer, etc.)
• Maintain sale areas containing tropicals, perennials, vines, groundcovers, aquatics, herbs, vegetables and roses
• Maintain clean and organized sales areas
• Unload product from delivery trucks as necessary
• Other duties requested by Coordinator/Greenhouse Manager

GREENHOUSE/PERENNIAL STOCKER – Part Time

Job Description:

• Receive, unpack, price, and display green goods
• Maintain a clean and neat greenhouse/perennial area
• Greet and answer customer inquiries to the best of your knowledge or direct the customer to the proper personnel
• Assist customers loading merchandise
• Other duties requested by greenhouse manager

LANDSCAPE DESIGNER – Part Time

Provide tour of nursery sales yard and describe materials used in landscape design
Job Description:

• Receive, unpack, price, and display merchandise
• Provide cultural care advice to customers and answer any questions regarding trees, shrubs, evergreens, soils, mulches and stone
• Home consultations with clients to perform site analysis, listen to customer wish list, discuss budget etc.
• Ability to create landscape designs by hand, or with software
• Perform take offs from designs to create a bid using Platt Hill Nursery formulas
• Source material both hard goods and green goods
• Basic understanding of construction details to help the landscape foreman with troubleshooting
• Knowledge of perennials, trees, shrubs, evergreens, soils, mulches, brick pavers and stone
• Other duties requested by Manager
• Work a minimum of 1 weekend day

Please email/mail your resume to our Carpentersville location to danrepholz@platthillnursery.com  –  No phone calls, please.

LANDSCAPE FOREMAN – Seasonal Full Time

Job Description:

• Greet every customer in a courteous, friendly manner (in person and on the phone)
• Ensure planting crew has correct design, materials, tools and equipment necessary for completing each project accurately.
• Plan and supervise all work processes to maximize productivity.
• Knowledge of extensive planting and landscaping procedures, including placement, fertilizing and mulching of product(s).
• Knowledge of J.U.L.I.E. criteria for careful installations and plantings.
• Knowledge of hardscapes-pavers, flagstone, retaining walls.

LANDSCAPE LABORER – Seasonal Full Time

Job Description:

• Ability to work in outdoor conditions for extended period time
• Ability to lift 50 pounds throughout the day
• Able to work as part of a team to achieve productivity goals.

PLANT CARE PROFESSIONAL – Seasonal Part Time

Job Description:

The focus and responsibility of this seasonal position is for the potting and production of our homegrown trees and shrubs. Primary duties include (but are not limited to) potting and care of plants, irrigation, fertilization, pruning and pest control.

Experience preferred, but not necessary. Platt Hill Nursery will be willing to train if applicant is:
• Reliable, and able to work in a fast paced environment
• Conversational English and/or Spanish
• Willingness to work outside in all weather
• Must be in good physical health, able to lift 50-100 lbs.

CARRY OUT – Seasonal Part Time

Job Description:

• Greet and answer customer inquiries to the best of your knowledge or direct customers to the proper personnel
• Aid customers with their nursery stock and hard good products
• Assist customers loading merchandise
• Maintain a clean work area
• Other duties requested by Nursery Manager

DELIVERY DRIVER – Seasonal Part Time

Who we are looking for:
We’re looking for someone who is reliable and driven to be efficient.

Responsibilities:
• Load materials from delivery sheet either by hand or with equipment
• Operate large vehicles, some with a GVWR exceeding 16,000 lbs
• Route vehicle for the day
• Report to production manager when all deliveries are finished for the day to help with manual labor

Job Skills/Requirements:
• CDL license
• Ability to read English
• Ability to operate GPS app