Employment

Now taking applications for the following positions

Warehouse Manager Assistant for 2022 Fulfillment Season

$20.00 to $25.00 per hour based on experience 

Each year, Chief River Nursery hires on 1-2 people to be direct assistants to our well trained warehouse managers. Work runs between February 1st and June 1st.

Duties include:

  • Pre-organizing and staging our warehouses for fulfillment production work, before fulfillment season begins
  • Receiving, storing and stocking incoming shipments of plant material into cold storage, and receiving other supply shipments, using an electric lift or a pallet jack
  • Restocking bins inside the cold storage product picking cooler
  • Loading outgoing shipments on to trucks at our dock, using our lift equipment 
  • Locating and pulling correct nursery stock for large orders from our cold storage facilities and delivering it to the packing crew 

Requirements:

  • Able to commit to working our entire fulfillment season
  • No previous experience is required, you will work alongside our well trained warehouse managers
  • Positive and friendly attitude is a must, with the ability to take direction on tasks from our warehouse managers
  • Reliable, punctual and willing to put in a full day's work

This position will be 40 hours per week and will be a direct report to our warehouse managers. If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete an application and return by email to cschreiner@chiefrivernursery.com, by fax to 866-226-5204 or by mail to Chief River Nursery, 976 Ulao Road, Grafton, WI 53024.

Be sure to print or save your application once you are completed:

Spring Employment PDF

Spring Employment Word Doc

 

2022 Spring Packaging & Shipping Crew

Yearly Positions With Work Available Between March 1st and late May

$17.50 to $20.00 per hour, based on number of hours worked

Each year, Chief River Nursery hires on 40-45 people to help us pick, pack and ship orders of seedlings to our customers. Some previous employees come back to help again and the rest we add to our crew.

This year, our shipping season will kick off in mid March. After the nursery stock is unloaded from refrigerated semis, it is organized into our cold storage warehouses. Over the course of 8 to 12 weeks, we pick, pack and ship a high volume of seedlings to our customers. These customers range from homeowners needing a handful of trees, to U.S. Forest Service ranger districts purchasing 20,000+ seedlings. Many of our shipments go out by FedEx, but some orders are shipped by freight as well as our own courier service.

The work atmosphere at our nursery is easy going, friendly and we can be flexible with your schedule. We have weekday work available between 8 AM and 5 PM, and will open up weekend or evening shifts if needed. Additional information on the positions and shifts available can be found throughout the application. If you are interested in applying for this position, please complete an application and return by email to cschreiner@chiefrivernursery.com, by fax to 866-226-5204 or by mail to Chief River Nursery, 976 Ulao Road, Grafton, WI 53024.

Be sure to print or save your application once you are completed:

Spring Employment PDF

Spring Employment Word Doc


Once completed, the application can be returned to us in one of the following ways:

Email: cschreiner@chiefrivernursery.com

Fax: 866-226-5204

U.S. Mail: Chief River Nursery, 976 Ulao Road, Grafton, WI 53024

In person: Bring the completed application to the above mailing address. If after normal business hours, please place your application into the square black mailbox on the street marked 976 Ulao Road First Floor. Please be sure it drops down into the mail holding compartment. A follow up email to cschreiner@chiefrivernursery.com or phone call to 262-421-5852, letting us know you have dropped off an application, is always appreciated.

Thank you for your interest in working for Chief River Nursery. We look forward to receiving your application!