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Greenhouse Worker

Bonnie Plants, LLC

Utica, NY

$14.99 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Cultivate and transplant flower seedlings and cuttings within a seedling line. Plant, spray, fertilize, weed, and water plants, using hand tools and gardening tools. Cut and transplant seedlings and cuttings. Feel plants’ leaves and note coloring to detect presence of insects or disease. Inspect plants to assess quality. Load and unload plant racks. Prepare soil and growth media. Space and prepare growing areas. Prepare cold frames and hot beds for planting. Select, move, load, receive and unload greenhouse grown plants accurately. Inspect plants Apply pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. Push and pull carts. Pot, label and seed plants within a fast assembly line. Work is very fast paced during the busy season. Tag trays. Implement freeze protection measures. Haul and spread fill-sand to maintain greenhouse floors, using wheelbarrows or carts and shovels. Operate tractors, machinery and other nursery equipment. May maintain and repair nursery buildings. Sit down seed flats and get up seed flats for delivery. Fold and staple corrugated forms to make boxes used for packing horticultural products. Maintain and repair irrigation and climate control systems. Clean work areas, sanitize, and maintain grounds, greenhouses, warehouse, and landscaping. Perform nursery sanitation duties including picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms 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. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, plant pollens, honeybees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a workers ability to perform the job. Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a workers 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-reason. 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. 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. In accordance with 8 CFR § 214.2(h)(5)(xi)(A) and 20 CFR § 655.135(j)–(k), employer prohibits the solicitation and payment of recruitment fees by workers. Workers who pay or are solicited to pay such a fee must inform the employer immediately. Employer will investigate all claims of illegal fees and take immediate remedial action as appropriate.
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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Three months of agricultural work experience required. Work in extreme temperatures. Perform extensive repetitive hand and finger movements, pushing, pulling, sitting, walking, standing, stooping, bending, and lifting, carrying and loading of up to 50 lbs. Must be 18 years of age or older. Bonnie Plants is a drug-free workplace. Drug and alcohol testing is not part of the interview process and will be conducted post offer at the employers expense. Workers may be subject to mandatory drug testing if they have been involved in a reportable accident or upon reasonable suspicion that drug use may be impacting job performance. Any drug test will be conducted at the employer's expense. All drug testing will be conducted post-hire.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Bonnie Plants, LLC
Utica, NY 13502
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1113 Herkimer Rd., Utica, NY 13502

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