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Nursery Worker

Overlook Harvesting Michigan, LLC

Smithville, TN

$12.96 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
ecampuzano@overlookharvesting.com
Web address to Apply:
jobs4tn.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
28
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: trees. Perform manual and mechanized tasks associated with the outdoor production of horticultural products. Plant, cultivate, and maintain nursery stock, trees, shrubs, bedding plants, plugs, liners, and other horticultural varieties. Prepare fields/soil for planting. Remove cull stock, debris, tree stumps, brush, ferns, vines and other growth from planting area using hand tools or mechanized equipment (rakes, shovels, hoes, tractors, mattocks, brush hooks and/or axes). Plant/pot seedlings or ‘liners’ by hand or mechanical planter. Propagate plants from cuttings. Prepare trees for digging by tying or wrapping as necessary. Hand dig trees and other plants with shovel or tree spade. Perform general plant maintenance. Irrigate and apply fertilizer or other chemicals. Train, prune, trim, shear, space, transplant and cull trees and/or plants to ensure availability of marketable products. Shear trees with proper taper and bud cut angle for quality. Tie/position trees and plants by tying or wrapping as necessary. Count, inventory, and grade trees. Select trees for cutting according to grade. Cut trees using axe or chainsaw. Drag cut trees from cutting area. Bale trees using tree baler. Wrap burlap or other covering around root balls and secure with twice and/or stapes. Pack, label, tag, pull, sort, and store plants by variety and/or pursuant to supervisor instructions. Fill bins/trays and other containers with product, level bins, and prepare product for shipment to market or storage. Perform quality control on inbound/outbound loads. Follow quality control standards and production procedures. Handle product carefully to prevent damage. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Palletize and stack boxes/containers. Move product to storage areas and/or loading areas to prepare for shipping. Keep material and product records accurately. Assist with regular maintenance on equipment. Clean/sanitize work station and equipment. Install/maintain irrigation systems and water lines. Move and install irrigation pipes and equipment. Dig and maintain ditches. Install and remove levee gates. Apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other crop protectants. Apply fertilizers, plant growth chemicals, conditioners, and other plant related treatments at the correct times depending on plant type, growth, climate and crop conditions. Workers must operate all equipment properly and in a manner that protects operator, others, the employer’s products and property. Failure to comply with safety requirements and operating instructions may result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination. Canning Laborer Job Duties: Operate Equipment according to safety guidelines. (Tractor & Forklift) • Keep all equipment, tools, and supplies clean and in good working order. • Communicate with team and other departments. • Work efficiently. • Team work environment. • Maintain equipment to make sure it is in excellent working order at all times. • Stage pots on canning machine for sizes needed. • Unload plants from liner prep wagons to canning machine. • Unload finished potted plants from conveyor to wagons. • Maintain steady work flow from start to finish on canning machine. • Clean up entire area at the end of every day. Set Down Laborer Job Duties: Operate Equipment according to safety guidelines. (Tractor & Forklift) • Keep all equipment, tools, and supplies clean and in good working order. • Communicate with team and other departments. • Work efficiently. • Team work environment. • Maintain equipment to make sure it is in excellent working order at all times. • Bring plants from potting barn to designated field location. • Set down plants according to need. (pot tight or spaced) • Document all plants that are set down per day. (variety, location, size) • Label plants until permanent crop stakes are applied.
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:
This job requires a minimum of 3 months of agricultural field work experience handling both manual and mechanized tasks. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 75 lbs. Employer-paid pre-employment and post-hire drug testing required. Criminal background check required.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 1:45 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Overlook Harvesting Michigan, LLC
Location:
Winter Haven, FL 33884
Telephone Number:
+18633244654

Worksite

Address:
1380 Vaughn Lane, Smithville, TN 37166

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-21322-712695
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
12/2/2021

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