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Nursery/greenhouse Worker

Jackson Citrus, Inc.

Kalamazoo, MI

$14.72 per hour

INACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18636753119
Web address to Apply:
https://www.michiganworks.org/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
36
Job Duties:
Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Duties may vary from time to time. Applicants must be 18 years or older. Following the Supervisors instructions, the workers will perform field maintenance, greenhouse work, nursey work, and crop harvesting/maintenance. Workers will perform any of the following duties: pulling weeds, picking up stones and roots, removal of reflective tarps that are in the rows, cleaning equipment, removal of strings and wire from trellises, and other hand tasks. Workers may be required to engage in tasks involved with care for young non-producing fruit trees, such as weeding, tree trunk painting, and hand clipping. Instructions and overall supervision and direction of the workers will be provided by a company supervisor. All workers hired pursuant to this Labor Certification must be able to comprehend and follow the instructions of a company supervisor and communicate effectively to supervisors. Unusual, complex, or non-routine activities will be supervised. The employer retains full discretion to make work assignments, taking into account unforeseen circumstances such as weather or other unscheduled/unexpected interruptions in regular work. All workers must perform the work assigned by the foreman or crew boss. Without specific authorization by the foreman or crew boss, workers may not perform duties that are not provided for in this Job Order, or work in areas not assigned. Workers will be expected to perform any of the listed duties as assigned by his/her supervisor. Workers may not leave their job assignment area unless authorized. Leaving a job area or farm without permission will be considered a voluntary resignation. Prior to beginning work on or after the date of need, workers will be required to attend an orientation on workplace rules, policies, and safety information. Workers should be able to perform repetitive movements, engage in extensive walking, and work on their feet while in bent positions for extended periods of time. Allergies to items such as ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, and related chemicals, may affect workers ability to perform this job. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodation. Work is to be done for long periods of time. Temperatures may range from below freezing to 105 F. Workers may be required to work outside when trees or other agricultural products are wet with dew/rain and should have suitable clothing for variable weather conditions. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Saturday work is required of all workers. All workers must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. throughout the day. Transplanting/Production Duties: • Transplanting - the planting of small plants into the container that they will be grown in. • Labeling- placing labels in the planted container with the plant information tag as it comes down the production line, or label pulled products for the sorters. • Transplant line loader- loads product onto production carts. • Production unloaders- take the product from the production line to the greenhouse area to be grown.
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:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
The employer may conduct a drug test post-hire at the employers expense upon reasonable suspicion after a worker has been involved in an accident while working. Workers must have three (3) months of experience in nursery work. Applicants must be able to furnish job references establishing acceptable prior experience or a notarized statement describing specific prior experience. Successful applicants will be subject to a trial period of 3 to 5 days during which their performance of required task will be evaluated. If the performance during the trial period is not acceptable to the employer the workers employment will be terminated.
Number of Hours Per Week:
39
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Jackson Citrus, Inc.
Location:
Labelle, FL 33935
Telephone Number:
+18636753119

Worksite

Address:
Nash Greenhouses, LLC 5148 Market Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-21320-708087
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
12/2/2021

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