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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Nursery Workers

Baucom's Nursery Company

Midland, NC

$13.15 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+17049902518
Email address to Apply:
cchildress@baucomsnursery.com
Web address to Apply:
ncworks.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
40
Job Duties:
Use garden tools and equipment to transplant and cultivate shrubs, grasses, trees, tropicals, ornamentals, flowering perennials and annuals and fill nursery orders in accordance with specifications provided by the supervisor. Use gardening tools including hammers, trimmers, power shears, pruning shears, shears, ladders, shovels, rakes, staplers and assorted hand tools to perform nursery activities. Transplant or pot, space, label and tag plants. Dig, cut and transplant seedlings, cuttings, trees and shrubs. Propagate plants from cuttings. Plant cuttings into pots and trays. Count and check pots, plants and materials. Workers must keep pace while transplanting within an assembly line on a conveyor belt. Place plants and/or pots onto or take off of moving line. Weed, trim, sheer, water, pinch (add more breaks), prune and shape plants, shrubs and trees. Insert stakes and string for plant quality and/or for tags. Remove dead flowers as instructed. Mix potting soil and fill trays. Handle mulch, haul and spread soil, peat moss, fertilizer and other materials to condition soil using carts, shovels, wheelbarrows and tractors. Move containerized shrubs, plants and trees using tractors. Stack, rack, load and/or unload nursery commodities, tools and materials. Read orders to ascertain sizes, types and quantities of plants. Select, harvest, prepare and load plants for shipping. Must assure accurate identification and count of plants when pulling orders to load onto delivery trucks. Lay ground cover. Apply pesticides and herbicides. Inspect the color and condition of plants and bud ties to assess quality and to detect the presence of insects or disease. Inform supervisors of the presence of insects, disease or quality concerns. Workers must use extreme care while handling plants and only hold plants by container so no harm is caused to the plants. Operate, clean, maintain, repair and install irrigation. Regulate, maintain and repair greenhouse conditions and indoor and outdoor irrigation systems. Assist in construction of nursery buildings and repair nursery facilities. Operate, repair, clean and maintain nursery vehicles and equipment. Workers are also responsible for nursery sanitation duties including cleaning and maintaining work areas, sanitizing greenhouses, picking up trash and sweeping floors. May trap and destroy pests. Using the employer's vehicles, licensed drivers may transport workers to the worksite from housing units and/or to town and be offered additional hours. 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.
Job Classification:
45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

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:
No
Special Requirements:
Work in inclement weather conditions including hot, cold, and/or wet weather; lift, carry and load up to 20 lbs. of potted plants. Walk and stand for extended periods of time. Reach and stoop repetitively. Must be 18 years or older. Employer is a drug and alcohol free workplace.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Baucom's Nursery Company
Location:
Charlotte, NC 28213
Telephone Number:
+17045963220

Worksite

Address:
3200 Flowes Store Rd E, Midland, NC 28107

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-21307-684100
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
11/9/2021

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