Plant Nursery Worker

Chesapeake Nurseries, Inc. - Salisbury, MD

Full-time$11 an hour




Chesapeake Nurseries is seeking hard-working individuals who enjoy working outdoors and being rewarded for high productivity and work ethic. Nursery worker positions involve plant handling, digging, weeding, pruning, planting, truck loading, and many other duties and responsibilities that are involved in growing our quality plants.

Chesapeake Nurseries provides:

  • Competitive Wages
  • Generous Bonus Pay-structures and Overtime
  • Piecework- pay Opportunities
  • Medical Insurance and Prescription
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation Plans
  • 401K with Company Match
  • Attendance Incentives
  • Employee Clothing Discounts

Classification Hourly

Salary Base pay starts at $10.50 with piece-work hourly potentials that can reach $22.00 or more per hour, depending on the job. Chesapeake offers many opportunities to grow and advance your career in Nursery Management.

Reports to Crew Leader/Supervisor

Essential Functions

  • Plant handling, digging, weeding, pruning, spacing and moving plants, watering, applications, potting, fertilizing, loading, and shipping.
  • General duties around the nursery as they relate to the upkeep of the nursery.


  • Communication Proficiency, bilingual in Spanish a plus
  • Time Management.
  • Thoroughness and attention to detail.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment

The employee will be expected to work outside in all kinds of weather and must have suitable clothing and footwear.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee must have the ability to lift at least 50 pounds and be able to bend and move in and between greenhouses. The employee must also be able to repeatedly carry 15-20 pounds the length of a greenhouse.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work This is a full-time position. Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during off seasons, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 during the peak seasons and some Saturdays during peak seasons as well.


No extensive travel is expected with this position.

Required Education and Experience

Basic math skills

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Prior nursery experience.
  • Bilingual in Spanish.
  • Forklift operation.
  • Tractor operation.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Ability to work effectively and in a cohesive team atmosphere with all areas.
  • Must be able to work in a safety aware environment.

Work Authorization

Must legally eligible to work in the United States

AAP/EEO Statement

Chesapeake Nurseries, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Forklift: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Plant Nursery: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Bilingual: 1 year (Preferred)
  • tractor: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver's License (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Other types of insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Gym memberships or discounts
  • Employee discounts