Employment

At Pizzo Native Plant Nursery we believe our most valuable asset is our staff.  Our team is comprised of both full time and part time seasonal staff. If you are interested in joining our team, but do not see an opening available please submit a resume. We will keep it on file should a position become available.

Current Employment Opportunities:

Internship Position

Job Description:

Help grow and maintain native plants from seedlings to finished liners primarily under the direction of the Production Coordinator, as well as other department coordinators including, Shipping, Propagation, or Growing depending on student’s desired emphasis.

Also, continually strive to increase productivity and efficiency while maintaining a high-quality product.  Help PNPN continue to grow rapidly and achieve a higher standard in regards to facility appearance and quality control. Strive for professionalism and efficient communication.

 

 

Nursery Operations

  • Assist with the maintenance of seedlings in propagation house and greenhouse

  • Assist with maintenance of crops such as pruning and weeding

  • Assist with seed harvest

  • Transplanting

  • Seeding

  • Pulling and preparing orders

  • Learn shipping procedures 

  • Consolidation of crops

               

Nursery Maintenance

  • Weed management

  • Laying and repairing ground cloth

  • Irrigation system maintenance

  • Mowing between seed beds and seed bed maintenance

  • Assist in construction projects to expand nursery operations

 

Research & Development

  • Develop special project with Nursery Manager

  • Learn native plant species and their characteristics

  • Learn more in the nursery department of your choice

 

Requirements:

  • 1-2 years experience in horticulture trade or college level education

  • A valid driver’s license

  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn is the most important requirement

 

Our team works together Respectfully & Cooperatively with Enthusiasm & Integrity.

To apply or for more information contact: Kyle Banas (815-826-0495) kyleb@pizzonursery.com

Nursery Technician (Seasonal)

Job Description: 

Help grow and maintain native plants from seedlings to finished liners under the direction of the Production Coordinator. Help monitor crop inputs for efficient and quality production. Work as member of the PNPN team to help achieve the highest standards in regards to facility appearance and quality control.  Strive for an exceptional level of professionalism and efficient communication when interacting with other members of the PNPN team.  

 

 

Plant production tasks:

  • Transplanting

  • Filling flats

  • Moving plants around within the nursery

  • Weed management

  • Crop consolidation

  • Keep production tools and areas clean and organized

  • Learn native plant species and their characteristics

 

 

Other General Nursery Tasks (as needed):

  • Seeding

  • Seed harvesting and cleaning

  • Bare root harvesting

  • Order pulling

  • Communicate with Inventory Control in regards to plant losses, consolidations, and recounts         

  • Communicate with the Grower in regards to pest and watering observations

  • Watering

  • Laying and repairing ground cloth

  • Over-wintering preparation

  • General facility cleaning

  • Nursery improvements and expansion

 

Requirements:

  • A positive attitude and willingness to learn are the most important requirement

 

Our team works together respectfully & cooperatively with enthusiasm & integrity.

To apply please contact Kyle Banas – Nursery Manager at kyleb@pizzonursery.com

Pizzo Native Plant Nursery

​MAILING ADDRESS:

10729 Pine Road

Leland, IL 60531

sales@pizzonursery.com

Office: (815) 981-8000

Fax: (815) 327-4157

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