- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- The farm work position includes duties associated with the planting, cultivation, and harvesting of commercial sod and grass seed; farm, field and shed maintenance, sanitation, and post-harvest cleanup. It also includes duties associated with poultry production; farm, field and shed maintenance, sanitation, and post-harvest cleanup as well as duties related to the deployment and maintenance of in-field irrigation.
This work can require standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 50 pounds for long periods of time outdoors in all weather conditions. This work requires adherence to important safety and quality standard operating procedures and the ability to work quickly and consistently alongside fellow workers with a positive, professional, team-based attitude and a consideration for the safety and health of fellow workers
Sod: The worker will be expected to perform the various activities associated with growing grass and sod on a commercial turfgrass operation. Workers must use care when performing their farm work duties and exercise consciousness in the quality of work being completed. Workers will be required to aid in soil preparation by manual and mechanical means for sprigging and seeding, mowing, rolling, cutting, aerating, and stacking of grass on pallets. That includes painting equipment and sheds, cleaning fields of rock, roots, limbs, stumps, trees, and debris. Workers will be expected to weed, hoe, propagate, water, fertilize, spray, monitor, trim, cut, roll, stack, load, transport, and discard sod. Workers will be required to load and unload pallets by hand, bag certified grass seed, use both center pivot and traveling gun irrigation systems, operate diesel and electric irrigation pumps, bag sand with shovels, and clean debris from dams and suction lines. Workers will use hammers, saws, hoes, rakes, shovels, wrenches, tractors, sod cutters, rakes, sprays carts, mower spriggers, and net setters. Workers will be operating weedeaters, chainsaws, riding mowers, and push mowers. Vehicle operation may include tractors, gators, forklifts, bobcats, discmowers, vans, and pick-up trucks. Workers will use tractors to drag, tow, and lift sod specific equipment through fields. Workers may use forklifts and bobcats to load and unload rolls of harvested sod in the field or shed. Workers will be instructed how to safely operate any of the mentioned vehicles or equipment prior to use. Workers must adhere to all safety rules as instructed by their supervisors and all farm work operations must meet the standards and specifications given by the employer.
Poultry: The worker will be expected to perform the various activities associated with the general care and maintenance chickens. These duties will include, but are not limited, to: remove chicks from shipping cartons and place them in brooder houses; cleans and fills feeders and water containers; sprays poultry houses with disinfectants and vaccines; inspects poultry for diseases and removes weak, ill, and dead poultry from flock; selects, weighs, and crates fryers and pullets; and records totals packed or crated on shipping or storage document; maintains feeding and breeding reports; monitors feed, water, illumination, and ventilation systems; and cleans, adjusts, lubricates, and replaces systems parts, using hand tools; may cut off tips of beak. Workers must adhere to all safety rules as instructed by their supervisors and all farm work operations must meet the standards and specifications given by the employer.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop