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Nursery Workers

Windmill Nursery of Louisiana, LLC

Franklinton, LA

$11.88 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
megan@windmillnurseryllc.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
90
Job Duties:
Perform manual labor to plant, cultivate and harvest woody ornamentals, perennials, trees and ground covers. Operate nursery vehicles and equipment and perform minor maintenance. Prepare and load plants for shipping. Plant, spray, weed, fertilize and water plants, shrubs and trees using hand tools and gardening tools. Workers will pot, space, label and tag plants while keeping up with horticultural equipment within an assembly line; prepare soil and growth media for planting; prune, irrigate, load and unload plants and planting material; dig, cut and transplant seedlings, cuttings, trees and shrubs. Propagate plants from cuttings. Apply fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides. Scout to detect the presence of insects or disease. Operate, clean, repair and maintain nursery vehicles and equipment. Regulate greenhouse conditions and indoor and outdoor irrigation systems and participate in irrigation activities. Prune and shape plants for quality. Inspect plants to assess quality. Move containerized shrubs, plants and trees using tractors. Handle mulch, haul and spread soil, fertilizer and other materials to condition soil using carts, shovels and tractors. Prepare plants for shipping. Assist and load plant orders and landscape materials for customers. Fill nursery orders in accordance with specifications on sales orders. Duties also include reading orders to ascertain sizes, types and quantities of plants, obtaining plants from nursery, completing order receipts, keeping record of orders. Must assure accurate identification and count of plants when pulling orders to load into delivery trucks as well as having the capability to fill out detailed reports accurately. Clean work areas and maintain grounds and landscaping. 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 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:
3
Special Requirements:
Three months of verifiable horticultural experience required. Work in extremely hot, cold and/or wet weather and repeatedly lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Walk, stoop, push and pull for extended periods of time. 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. Must be 18 years or older.
Number of Hours Per Week:
45
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Windmill Nursery of Louisiana, LLC
Location:
Franklinton, LA 70438
Telephone Number:
+19857969655

Worksite

Address:
12398 Highway 25, Franklinton, LA 70438

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-21312-692364
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
11/16/2021

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