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The Midwest's Premier Wholesale Grower!
Employment Opportunities

Willoway Nurseries, Inc. employs 175 full time employees year-round and has over 500 people in the peak season. The largest part of our staff is dedicated to the production and shipping of plant material. Other opportunities include: equipment repair and fabrication, equipment operation, spray application, building maintenance (including electrical, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, and boiler maintenance), truck drivers, data entry, and more.

Wages are based upon your experience and skill levels. An excellent benefits program is made available to full-time employees (min. 30 hours per week). Paid vacations are earned after 1 year of full-time employment.

Willoway offers many opportunities of education and advancement. If you would like more information, or to schedule an interview, please feel free to contact us (see bottom of this page for contact information).

Qualities we consider for employment:


Current Listings

Posted: 1/23/15
Nursery Grower
Location: Avon, OH

Willoway Nurseries, a progressive, forward thinking company, is seeking a full time Grower to join its Avon, OH facility. As Willoway completes its 60th year of business, we are proactively seeking the next generation of horticulture professionals to join our team. Willoway is on the forefront of the industry with technology, marketing, growing techniques and currently practices open book management throughout the company. We are seeking a Grower who can work alongside our General Managers to positively contribute to the growth of the company with the goal to make this your life long career!

Duties Include

  • Daily oversight of a broad range of woody ornamentals and perennials within the 500 acre farm.
  • Making hands-on decisions for crop maintenance and care.
  • Maintaining irrigation systems and watering schedules.
  • Maintaining plant health and quality to meet Willoway's standards.
  • Become a part of Willoway's proactive succession plan as we develop our next generation of employees.

Requirements

  • Basic horticulture understanding required.
  • 2-4 year horticulture degree or equivalent work experience beneficial.
  • General knowledge of nursery production practices including plant, pest, and disease ID.
  • This position requires outdoor work in all weather conditions on a daily basis.
  • Team player, confident, self starter, thorough, detailed, quick learner.
  • Work is done in a fast-paced environment and applicant must be flexible and reliable.
  • May require Supervision of small crews, and applicant must be able to communicate and work well with other employees.
  • Willing to learn open book management and positively contribute to the financial success and growth of the company.

Posted: 1/16/15
Salesperson/nursery foreman
Location: Avon, OH

Willoway Wholesale Distribution Center –Avon, OH is currently seeking a full time salesperson/nursery foreman. Applicants should be flexible and willing to handle both sales duties and plant maintenance as needed throughout the 20 acre facility. Willoway Wholesale Distribution Center sells high quality, locally grown, plant material to landscape companies; this is not a retail setting.

Job Duties

  • Communicate with customers (landscaping companies) on site to place orders of plant material, soil, mulch, hard goods, etc.
  • Offer plant suggestions and materials as needed
  • Maintain plant material including trimming, staking, weeding, spacing, etc. to meet Willoway's high quality presentation

Requirements

  • Willing to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds and carry up to 15 pounds in each hand
  • Knowledgeable on plant identification
  • Willing to work at a quick steady pace waiting on customers
  • Detail oriented and thorough
  • Good people skills
  • Enjoys working with others or on your own
  • Horticulture degree or commensurate experience in the industry preferred

Posted: 1/12/15
Territory Account Manager
Location: Hilliard, OH

Willoway Distribution Center is a one-stop-shop providing landscape companies with same day pick up or job site deliveries of locally grown nursery stock, hard goods, and landscape supplies. We are currently seeking a qualified sales person to service our Columbus area landscape customers.

Job Duties Include

  • Build relationships with customers
  • Quote jobs and source plants to fulfill the customers' needs
  • Ensure customer satisfaction in day to day transactions
  • May be involved with yard sales at peak times in the spring
  • Act as a resource to help customers in all aspects of the landscape process
  • Travel to local customers' businesses or job sites to determine their need of nursery stock and supplies
  • Offer suggestions of additional products to purchase Increase total sales with current customers
  • Seek new customers

Requirements

  • Background in landscaping OCNT or Landscape Industry Certified a plus
  • Good plant knowledge
  • Ability to relate to landscapers and understand their needs
  • Build relationships with current and new customers
  • Basic computer skills, use of iPad and iPhone required
  • Good communication skills in person, on the phone, and through email
  • Organized
  • Assertive
  • Local travel required – Columbus area

Compensation/Benefits

Compensation negotiable. Base salary plus bonus sales incentive. Company vehicle provided for work use only. Benefit package includes medical/dental insurance, 401k, life insurance, vacation, and holidays.

Posted: 12/1/14
Nursery Grower
Location: Huron, OH

Willoway Nurseries is looking for a full time Grower to join its Huron, Ohio facility. The Grower would be responsible for a section of nursery production within the 500 acre farm.

Duties Include

  • Daily oversight of a broad range of woody ornamentals.
  • Making hands-on decisions for crop maintenance and care.
  • Maintaining irrigation systems and watering schedules.
  • Maintaining plant health and quality to meet Willoway's standards.

Requirements

  • Basic horticulture understanding required. 2-4 year horticulture degree or equivalent work experience beneficial.
  • General knowledge of nursery production practices including plant, pest, and disease ID.
  • This position requires outdoor work in all weather conditions on a daily basis.
  • Team player, confident, self starter, thorough, detailed, quick learner.
  • Work is done in a fast-paced environment and applicant must be flexible and reliable.
  • May require Supervision of small crews, and applicant must be able to communicate and work well with other employees.

Join the Willoway Team!

Send your resume to:

Willoway Nurseries, Inc. 
4534 Center Rd. Avon,
OH 44011
emilys@willowaynurseries.com

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