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Careers

Thank you for your interest in employment with Hortech, LiveRoof, and LiveWall.  Hortech is a wholesale production/propagation nursery started in 1983.  We grow a broad and interesting line of ground covers, ornamental grasses, climbing vines, and ferns.  LiveRoof specializes in a pre-vegetated modular green roof system.  LiveWall specializes in a proven vertical green wall system that works very well.  We pride ourselves on providing clients with premium, earth-friendly, quality products with steadfast service with emphasis on superior customer service.  We offer both seasonal and non-seasonal positions of varying responsibilities and strive to hire diligent, highly motivated individuals.

We’re located 30 minutes West of Grand Rapids and 15 minutes South of Muskegon.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (616) 842-1392.

Here are some reasons why you might want to work here:

Continual GrowthCultureCompetitive Compensation
  • Detailed training programs
  • Effective Management/System of continual improvement
  • Interesting work/lots of variety
  • Job Matching (we do our best to pair you with the appropriate position)
  • Market Leader: We’re usefully innovative to the industries we serve
  • Regular performance reviews
  • Environmental Focus
  • Friendly Staff
  • Pride – We have a good product (plants) that enhances the environment and lifestyle for people
  • Casual dress
  • Professionalism – expected in all positions
  • Team Atmosphere & group participation
  • We innovate rapidly
  • Performance based pay
  • Benefits may be included
  • 401(k) w/Match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Priority Health Medical Insurance with HSA
  • Delta Dental Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term DI
  • Employee Assistance Center
  • Referral bonus for finding great new employees (not for management staff)
  • Thorough job description (for all positions), no surprises!

Benefits depend on position and employment status

Continual Growth
  • Detailed training programs
  • Effective Management/System of continual improvement
  • Interesting work/lots of variety
  • Job Matching (we do our best to pair you with the appropriate position)
  • Market Leader: We’re usefully innovative to the industries we serve
  • Regular performance reviews
Culture
  • Environmental Focus
  • Friendly Staff
  • Pride – We have a good product (plants) that enhances the environment and lifestyle for people
  • Casual dress
  • Professionalism – expected in all positions
  • Team Atmosphere & group participation
  • We innovate rapidly
Competitive Compensation
  • Performance based pay
  • Benefits may be included
  • 401(k) w/Match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Priority Health Medical Insurance with HSA
  • Delta Dental Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term DI
  • Employee Assistance Center
  • Referral bonus for finding great new employees (not for management staff)
  • Thorough job description (for all positions), no surprises!

Benefits depend on position and employment status

NOW HIRING

Positions

We also have other career opportunities that you might be interested in now or in the future. Career opportunities exist in the following areas:

Our sales teams focus on fulfilling customer needs. We have sales departments for each product line/company (Hortech, LiveRoof, and LiveWall). If you love plants, enjoy people, and you’re uncommonly service minded then you might consider a career in sales.

Career opportunities include: Hortech Sales, LiveRoof Sales, LiveWall Sales, and Customer Service.

There are currently no open Sales positions, but we are happy to accept your resume or application in consideration for future openings.

Our Managers have a high degree of responsibility and accountability. They need to have a winning attitude, positive influence, flawless execution, a leadership mentality, and a strategic approach to their work. You also can’t be afraid to get your hands dirty and pitch in when and wherever you’re needed.

Career opportunities include: shipping/logistics, horticulture, production, business development, human resources, information technology, accounting, facility/maintenance, general management, and sales.

There are currently no open Management positions, but we are happy to accept your resume or application in consideration for future openings.

Our shipping and logistics company works at a fast-pace. They focus on delivering product on time and with steadfast service. You need to be quick, accurate, and cost efficient when you work in our shipping department. And, like sales, you have to be uncommonly service minded.

Career opportunities include: managers, truck drivers, supervisors (team leaders), and teammates.

Open positions:

Driver

In the earlier years, our industry referred to these positions as night watchmen (and night watchwomen). These terms were used to describe grower positions because the only way to guarantee plant quality was through keeping guard on the plant’s needs overnight. Thankfully plant care technology has advanced and we now have automatic irrigation, sensors, and more.

Our growers are dedicated horticulture professionals who love plants. Their joy comes from cultivating a quality plant, plus it’s hard not to love all the colors and textures of plants! They supervise a small team of cultural teammates and spend nearly 90% of their time on the nursery caring for our plants.

Open positions:

Grower Teammate (Compañero de Cultivador)

People are at the center of our HR department. Our most important assets are our employees, customers, and community. We work hard to connect with all of them to strengthen our company’s ability to deliver products and services to our customers and industry. Daily we’re building an enjoyable workplace through training teammates, reviewing processes, and executing precise tasks that include payroll, time and attendance, safety initiatives, and training.

Career opportunities include management and assistant to management.

There are currently no open Human Resources positions, but we are happy to accept your resume or application in consideration for future openings.

Our computer hardware and software, and programming serve as a backbone to our operation. It’s our smallest department, with an IT Manager running it all. Much of the time is spent programming and optimizing user’s efficiencies.

There are currently no open Information Technology positions, but we are happy to accept your resume or application in consideration for future openings.

Our designers and estimators support our sales staff with their product expertise, excellent customer service, and quick project management. They must have an eye for detail, and they must catch flaws or potential issues before they happen. They primarily work with our green roof and green wall products.

There are currently no open Designer/Estimator positions, but we are happy to accept your resume or application in consideration for future openings.

With multiple businesses, our accounting department is busy, to say the least. They’re in charge of our accounts payable, accounts receivable, cost accounting, and overall budget. A strategic approach to reading and interpreting numbers, reports, and results are keys to success. We’re ethical, direct, and responsible individuals when it comes to our accounting principles.

Career opportunities include management and assistant to management.

There are currently no open Accounting positions, but we are happy to accept your resume or application in consideration for future openings.

Our Maintenance department stays active at all times, as mechanically inclined individuals work in teams and individually to solve some of the most challenging problems and exciting innovations.

Career opportunities include management, and preventative maintenance; we also hire one or two summer-seasonal positions as teammates to help out.

Open positions:

Preventative Maintenance Technician

Most positions have a balance of indoor and outdoor work, but our office positions spend the majority of time indoors working on daily tasks and areas of expertise. But, we always encourage teammates to get out on the nursery to continually improve their knowledge of products, people, and customers.

Career opportunities exist in marketing, inventory, accounting, customer service, and website administration.

There are currently no open Administrative Office positions, but we are happy to accept your resume or application in consideration for future openings.

Our shipping and production departments have supervisors, known as Team Leaders. Our Growers act as supervisors for our Cultural teams. In addition to working in the green houses and in the field, our team leaders demonstrate leadership through training, encouraging, and leading teammates to complete daily tasks related to plant care, propagation, and logistics.

Open Positions:

Production Team Leader (Mayordomo de Producción)

We have many opportunities and lots of variety in our work. Starting as a teammate in any given department is often where people find their passion for plants, people, and work.

Career opportunities include cultural, production, shipping, and grower teammates (field work). Additionally, opportunities exist in material handling – driving fork trucks and tractors.

Open Positions:

Production Teammate (Compañero de Producción)

Multiple summertime positions are perfect fits for students or other people seeking a summer-seasonal position.

Please note: Our application process began when you expressed your interest in receiving an application.  Now, should you still have an interest in becoming a member of our staff, please scroll down and fill out the application below and read carefully before submitting.  Or dial (800) 875-1392 for other options.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Interns talk about their summer experience at Hortech

Application

We are always looking for motivated people to come grow with us. If you are highly interested in joining our team and making a positive impact in our world please completely fill out the below application and our human resources department will contact you soon. Or you can download an editable PDF version of our application.

Hint: we prefer that you complete all applicable fields on the application. If not applicable we prefer “N/A” versus leaving a blank space.  For example, if you do not have a telephone number, please enter N/A and provide a way for us to contact you in the notes section at the bottom of the application.

Once you submit your application three steps will take place:

  1. You should receive an email that confirms receipt of your application
  2. A real person reviews your application (we don’t use robots)
  3. Depending on your qualifications we decide what career path might fit you the best.

We may not always have an available position you’re seeking at the time you apply, but we file your application under positions that seem like a good match or that are listed on your resume/application.  This way when a position does come available we search our database for people that match our search. However, we don’t use search engines or optimized key word search software.  We believe that it’s best to review each candidate’s qualifications by reading your application/resume.  The people that tend to get interviews are the ones that follow up.  The people we want as part of our team are serious about our mission and focus: We aspire to be usefully innovative leaders in the industries that we serve. We love plants, enjoy the outdoors, maintain positivity, and give an honest day’s work.