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Horticultural Workers

Bracy's Nursery, LLC

Amite, LA

$11.88 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
susie@bracys.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
97
Job Duties:
Perform manual labor to plant, cultivate and harvest trees, shrubs or plants including ornamentals, perennials and fruits using hand garden tools and equipment. Spray, weed, fertilize, water, prune, shape, count and check plants, shrubs and trees. Transplant or pot, space, label and tag plants. Space and prepare planting areas, greenhouses and fields. Scout to detect the presence of insects or disease. Operate tractors and other machinery and equipment to fertilize, harvest, load materials and spray fields and plants. Inspect plants to assess quality. Cut and transplant seedlings, cuttings, trees and shrubs. Move containerized shrubs, plants and trees using tractors. Clean work areas and maintain grounds and landscaping. Handle mulch, haul and spread soil, fertilizer and other materials to condition soil using carts, shovels, wheelbarrows and tractors. Record information about plants and plant growth. Regulate, maintain and repair greenhouse conditions and indoor and outdoor irrigation systems. Maintain inventory ordering material as required. Trap and destroy pests. Propagate plants from cuttings. Apply bamboo to ensure quality of plants. Clean and maintain equipment and facilities. Select and prepare plants for shipping. Assist and load plant orders and landscape materials for customers. Workers are also responsible for nursery sanitation duties including cleaning work areas, picking up trash and sweeping floors. Workers who have a valid driver's license and doctor's certificate may drive vehicles to transport workers and may be offered additional hours. Assist with Good Agricultural Practices policies. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker’s ability to perform the job. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason. Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a worker’s Sabbath or federal holidays. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start time. Workers should expect occasional periods of little or no work because of weather, crop or other conditions beyond the employer's control. These periods can occur anytime throughout the season. Workers may be assigned a variety of duties in any given day and different tasks on different days. TERMINATION. All workers will be subject to a two day introductory period, during which the employer will evaluate workers' performance of required tasks. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker at the conclusion of the introductory period if the worker’s performance fails to satisfy the employer’s reasonable expectations, or is otherwise unacceptable. Employer may terminate a worker for lawful job-related reasons, including but not limited to situations in which the worker: (1) Is repeatedly absent or tardy; (2) malingers or otherwise refuses, without cause, to perform the work as directed; (3) commits act(s) of misconduct or repeatedly violates the Work Rules; and/or (4) fails, after completing the two day introductory period, to perform work in a competent and skillful manner, consistent with the employer's reasonable expectations. Non-U.S. workers may be displaced as a result of one or more U.S. workers becoming available for the job during the employer’s recruitment period. Job abandonment will be deemed to occur after five consecutive workdays of unexcused absences.
Job Classification:
45-2092.01 - Nursery Workers

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
1
Special Requirements:
One month verifiable wholesale nursery experience required. Most job duties require work in extremely hot, cold and/or wet weather. Work requires climbing 8 ft. ladders when pruning tall trees and performing prolonged walking, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, and lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs. Employer is a drug-free work place. Drug testing is conducted post hire at the employer's expense and is not part of the interview process. Negative results are required before beginning work.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Bracy's Nursery, LLC
Location:
Amite, LA 70422
Telephone Number:
+19857484716

Worksite

Address:
64624 Dummy Line Rd., Amite, LA 70422

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-21306-681232
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
11/10/2021

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