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Nursery Workers

GreenForest Nursery, Inc.

Perkinston, MS

$11.88 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Perform manual labor to plant, cultivate and harvest flowering and ornamental plants, shrubs and containerized trees and maintain nursery field stock using hand gardening tools (95%). Operate tractors and other machines and equipment (5%). Spray, weed, fertilize, water, transplant, pot and label plants, shrubs and trees. Prune, stake, tie and trim plants, shrubs and trees into forms according to individual varietal needs using hand tools and ladders. Label, tie, drag, lift, stack and load plants onto trailers, vans and trucks. Feel plants’ leaves and note their coloring to detect the presence of insects or disease. Fertilize, cultivate, harvest and spray plants. Inspect plants to assess quality. Cut and transplant seedlings, trees and shrubs. Take, prepare and place cuttings for propagation. Identify proper variety and growth stage of cuttings for propagation. Inspect, adjust and replace micro irrigation tubes and emitters. Move and transport containerized shrubs, plants, trees and plant material using carts, wheelbarrows or tractors with clutches. Clean work areas and maintain grounds and landscaping. Haul and spread topsoil, fertilizer, pine bark media and other materials to condition soil using wheelbarrows or carts, shovels and tractors with clutches. Dig, rake and prepare irrigation ditches. GreenForest Nursery, Inc. is dedicated to providing a positive work environment. We always encourage the opportunity for our employees to suggest improvements and changes in production practices to ensure efficiency and equality. 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. Workers may not report for work under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
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

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One month of verifiable nursery work experience required. Perform prolonged walking, bending, reaching, heavy lifting, carrying and loading up to 50 lbs., pushing and pulling nursery carts weighing up to 200 lbs. and climbing 6 ft. ladders. Most job duties require workers to work in extremely cold, wet and/or hot weather. Must be 18 or older. Employer is a Drug Free Workplace. Drug testing is conducted post hire at the employer's expense and is not part of the interview process. Negative results are required before starting work.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
GreenForest Nursery, Inc.
Perkinston, MS 39573
Telephone Number:


1451 Old Hwy 26, Perkinston, MS 39573

Job Order Details

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