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January 2018

Rainbow Lawncare is creating extraordinary breakthroughs in the green industry and the management of commercial properties. A fundamental premise of Rainbow is the integrity of our people, products and services. For more than 40 years, Rainbow has been dedicated to scientifically proven-methods and we believe in continuous education, research and discovery as we support and grow as leaders in our industry. Our landscape products and services are guaranteed to give complete customer satisfaction while delivering unprecedented service, performance, quality and value.

As a Lawn Care and Holiday Design Sales Consultant, you will be responsible for meeting and exceeding sales goals and objectives in the Turf/Lawn and Holiday Design market, while developing customer business relationships that create long term value for Rainbow Lawncare and Holiday Design, as well as our customers. You will also be responsible for implementation and execution of field tactical activities that maintain and grow our product portfolio. In addition, you will function as the face of Rainbow Lawncare and Holiday Design for both our residential and commercial relationships.

Responsibilities and Duties
Sales Responsibilities and Client Management:

+ Sell Rainbow Lawncare and Holiday Design’s services and products as appropriate to meet sales goals.
+ Build and cultivate strong business relationships with key end users and maintain a working profile of opportunities with each end user
+ Advise clients on all aspects of the health of their lawn, including fertility, weed control, cultural practices, disease, or insect issues.
+ Handle technical inquiries from clients and deal with problems or concerns in regard to service issues in conjunction with management
+ Take responsibility for building sales within a designated territory.
+ Represent the company at trade shows, provide demonstrations, give presentations, etc.
+ Develop a professional and personal skill set that will impact business strategy and growth

Qualifications and Skills:
+ BS in Horticulture/Turfgrass Management (Preferred but not required)
+ 2+ years of agronomic industry experience (ex: Lawn Care & Maintenance and/or Turf & Ornamentals and/or Agricultural Products and/or Related Disciplines)
+ 2+ year(s) of direct sales experience (Turf Superintendent, Lawncare and/or Turf & Ornamental experience will be considered in lieu of direct sales experience)
+ Sales/Marketing experience in Turf/Lawn Management Turf & Ornamentals and/or related markets
+ Formal sales training courses
+ Demonstrated influencing abilities with high levels of performance
+ Account/Territory Management/Planning Experience

Compensation and Benefits:
+ Competitive salary (to be determined based on experience and other factors)
+ Comprehensive employee health and retirement benefit offerings to include Medical, Dental, 401K

Call or email Jason Agar at Jagar@treecarescience.com or 651.239.1318 to setup an appointment.




Employment Opportunity – City of Crystal

POSITION: Maintenance I
DEPARTMENT: Public Works Parks Department
STARTING HOURLY RANGE: Hourly pay range $22.25 - $27.81  DOQ/Union Contract
HOURS: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Must be able to work on call; some weekends and as emergency or need arises.
CONTACT: Visit our website at www.crystalmn.gov

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 18, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Position Objective:  To perform manual and semi-skilled maintenance work in the operation of light or medium weight trucks and other equipment and performs labor related tasks as required to maintain the city’s parks, facilities and streets.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Performs general maintenance to city facilities, playground equipment, bleachers, fences, backstops and ice rinks such as painting, cleaning, minor repairs.  Operates and maintains such equipment as (but not limited to) front end loaders, tractors, and self-propelled mowers and sweepers, dump trucks, litter picker, push mowers, weed whips, tree spade, snow plows and push-type rototillers.  Performs landscape functions such as hand digging, planting, tree trimming, sodding, fertilizing, spraying, and mowing turf areas.  Maintenance and installation of irrigation systems.  Removal of litter and trash in city parks and facilities.  Grooming, layout and striping of athletic fields.  Tree and shrub pruning and removal.  Sets up and takes down hockey rink boards.  Performs minor plumbing, carpentry, welding, concrete masonry, and electrical work.  Performs snowplowing and shoveling.  Works as member of team to provide safe and efficient operation of all park facilities.  May assist with City forestry-related projects, resident inquiries and programs.  Performs preventative maintenance and service work on equipment.    Perform pre-trip vehicle inspection as per CDL requirements.  Contacts vendors or purchase needed supplies or equipment as requested by supervisor.  Performs work within OSHA regulations, city safety procedures and Employee Right-to-Know law regulations.  Keeps accurate records as needed.  Uses common hand tools such as chain saws, handsaws, etc. with reasonable degree of skill and operates a variety of city equipment with proficiency.  Performs duties on weekends, holidays and evenings as assigned.  Available to work on call as emergency or need arises.  Works in cooperation with and assists other departments as needed.  Performs other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Requirements:  High school degree or equivalent. Valid MN Commercial Vehicle Driver’s License. Must obtain tanker endorsement and no air brake restriction within 6 months of hire.  Ability to lift 50 pounds and to perform all of the physical requirements of the position.

Desirable Training and Experience:  Two years of experience in related municipal work, including park and horticulture. Two years of experience in dump truck operation.  Two years of experience in light equipment operation.  Experience in building trades (carpentry, HVAV, electrical, plumbing).  Experience in irrigation installation, maintenance and repairs.  Experience in turf management and athletic field maintenance.  Completion of a technical school program for landscaping, ground maintenance, carpentry, electrical or mechanics.

Note: Employment is subject to pre-employment physical examination and work screen/drug testing and CDL driver’s license check.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  To apply, please visit Employment Opportunities under the Employment & Volunteering section of the City of Crystal website: www.crystalmn.gov.  All applications must be received no later than February 18, 2018 by 11:59 p.m.

The City of Crystal will not discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or status with regard to public assistance.

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Assistant Manager Opening
THE GREENER BLADE

The Greener Blade is a full service lawn-care company specializing in the application of granular fertilizer and liquid herbicide products.
Our office and shop is located in Eden Prairie. The Greener Blade is a rapidly growing company currently servicing over a 1500 residential
properties in and around the West metro-Lake Minnetonka community. We provide full service lawn care maintenance to residents ranging
from 10+ Acre estates, to small single family homes. Application of  Fertilizer and herbicide products are the primary focus of this company.

Minimum 2 years of experience in the application of fertilizer and herbicide products is required.

Salary: $40K full-time

Benefits: cell phone, uniforms,

after 1 year employment receive eligibility to Company Life insurance, 401K, and Personal Vehicle (New Ford Pickup)

Hours: Summer hours: Monday-Friday 40+ hrs/week (some Saturday work during Spring and Fall months) Winter hours are very flexible.

Application Deadline:  Feb 28, 2018

Please email your resume and references to:  
Nate Studer (owner)

Nate@greenerblade.com

Phone: 612.281.8868

 

 

 

 

 

Job description: Territory Sales Rep, Inside/Outside Turf Sales

Gertens Wholesale and Professional Turf, the leading supplier to golf course superintendents, sports turf managers, park supervisors, lawn care operators and arborists is looking for a Landscape Turf Inside Sales Representative to grow and expand the business. This ideal candidate will have a background in commercial turf and landscape sales.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build positive relationships with customers providing excellent customer service through greeting, reporting, and follow-up, regularly.
  • Process inside sales transactions, enter orders, and process paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Develop and communicate customer quotes.
  • Process outgoing and incoming shipments.
  • Operate forklift.
  • Stock product.
  • Maintain a clean store environment.
  • Utilize systems to maintain merchandise and inventory control
  • Provide support to Gertens’ sales staff.
  • Perform daily store opening and closing procedures.
  • Maintain a high level of punctuality and regular attendance.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Specifically; Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Must be able to perform basic math functions and read/comprehend written procedures.
  • Knowledge of turfgrass fertilizers, chemicals, grass seed, and plant health care
  • Must possess strong organization skills and ability to prioritize effectively.
  • Customer service experience, desired.
  • Ability to lift 50-60 lbs., regularly.
  • Ability to become fork lift certified.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive hourly wage (to be determined based on experience and other factors)
  • Comprehensive employee health and retirement benefit offerings to include Medical, Dental, 401K

Gertens Wholesale and Professional Turf is headquartered in Eagan MN. Specializing in custom blended Turfgrass seed, fertilizers, chemicals, and plant health care products for arborists. We have a complete lineup of erosion control products including hydroseeding supplies, strawblankets, enviroblankets, wattles, and silt fence. Along with seasonal tools and ice melt products. Working at Gertens will change your life!

Call or email Andy Vick at avick@gertens.com or 651.239.1318 to setup an appointment.

  

Gertens Wholesale Manager



 

Warehouse Manager/ Sales

Superior Turf Services Inc. is looking for a Warehouse manager/ Sales person.  We are a local distributor of goods in the golf course, sports turf, and lawn care industries. For 19 years, we strive for optimal customer service and support, and demonstrated our commitment to the industry.  In order to grow and take our business to the next level we are looking for a Warehouse manager/ sales person.  This person will play a key role in managing the warehouse, deliveries and when time an opportunity for sales.  Room for advancement within the company.

Job qualifications and Duties:

-Prefer 2-4 yr degree in golf, sports, or landscape related and or knowledge of turf related products.
-Clean driving record
-Basic use of computers and basic software programs
-Able to lift 50lbs+
-Able to operate a forklift
-Manage and record Inventory
-Setup deliveries with LTL
-Carry out deliveries throughout the metro and beyond when needed
-Opportunity for sales and duties that are involved with sales

Starting Salary:
$15-$20/hr DOE, Benefits are negotiable
Dues for MGCSA

Contact and send resumes to:
Larry Thornton
17525 Lorence Way
Eden Prairie, MN 55346

Phone: 612-804-1692

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MISSION STATEMENT

The Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association serves the entire Minnesota Park and Sports Turf industry.
The mission of the MPSTMA is to encourage the collection and dissemination of scientific, educational and applied
knowledge through association with those persons engaged in, and who are concerned with, the construction,
maintenance and use of park and sports turf areas for high quality and safe playing conditions.


Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association
P. O. Box 617, Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-473-3722

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