Employment

Knecht’s Nurseries & Landscaping is hiring for the 2021 season and we’re looking for people who have a passion for plants, gardening, & landscaping!

Who we’re looking for:

  • You love being outside
  • You have an interest in or experience with plants, gardening, and/or landscaping
  • You like to work hard and get dirty
  • You maintain a positive attitude through challenges
  • You like working with all types of people

If this sounds like you, we’d love to meet you!

We have seasonal full-time and part-time positions available in retail, production, and landscape crew. Pay is commensurate with experience. Full-time positions include retirement benefits and vacation time after one year. We offer paid training, a clothing allowance, and an employee discount.

Download our application, fill it out, and bring it in. You can also email your completed application to info@knechts.net or mail it to us at:

Knecht’s Nurseries & Landscaping
P.O. Box 241
Northfield, MN 55057-0241


GARDEN CENTER ASSISTANT/PLANT MAINTENANCE
Full-time and part-time openings

Do you love talking gardening and plants? How about organizing, creating displays, and caring for plants? Our retail staff is responsible for helping customers choose plants, assisting production crew as needed, basic plant care including planting, watering, and weeding, and maintaining a tidy, beautiful retail space both in and out of greenhouses. Retail staff enjoys a nice mix of active labor and customer service.

This position requires:

  • Weekend availability
  • Ability to work with fellow employees to maximize productivity
  • Working outdoors in the elements (rain, heat and cold)
  • The physical ability to safely load customers’ plant purchases and other lifting
  • Previous experience with customers in a retail environment preferred
  • Interest in or experience with plants/gardening or willingness to learn

PRODUCTION CREW/LANDSCAPE LABORER 
Full-time and part-time openings

The production crew is responsible for planting, maintaining, and organizing plant materials and nursery supplies. Duties include watering, weeding, restocking, assisting retail staff with loading customer purchases, assisting with landscape installations as needed, and set-up and take-down of the nursery. Production work at Knecht’s is physically active and rewarding.

This position requires:

  • Weekend availability
  • Ability to work with fellow employees to maximize productivity
  • Working outdoors in the elements (rain, heat, and cold)
  • The physical ability to safely load customers’ plant purchases and other lifting
  • Experience operating a one-ton truck and/or skid loader or willingness to learn

LANDSCAPE FOREMAN
Full-time opening

We are seeking a landscape foreman to lead a crew of 1-3 people in tree and softscape/hardscape landscape installations. Additional duties include set-up and take-down of the nursery, digging B&B trees, field planting, bareroot planting, and deliveries.

This position requires:

  • Leadership qualities, leadership experience preferred
  • Clear, direct communication
  • The ability to plan ahead and tackle unplanned challenges
  • Good driving record and the ability to comfortably operate a one-ton truck with a trailer and skid loader or willingness to learn
  • Must pass or possess DOT medical card
  • The physical ability to safely load customers’ plant purchases and other lifting.
  • Previous experience with landscape installation a plus but not required

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