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Nursery Worker

Stowe’s Nursery, Inc

Gastonia, NC

$13.15 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+17046782882
Web address to Apply:
https://seasonaljobs.dol.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
10
Job Duties:
Crops: Ornamental Plants in Containers, Azaleas, Hollies, Crape Myrtle, Hydrangea, Tomatoes, Corn, Squash, Okra and Cucumbers. Worker must possess the physical strength and endurance (ability to continue or last) to repeat the harvest process though out the workday, working quickly and skillfully to perform activities assigned during that activity. Workers must work at a sustained (continuing for an extended period of time without interruption), vigorous pace (quick and steady) and make bona fide efforts (made in earnest intent) to work efficiently (performing or functions in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort) and consistently (same way for a long time) that are reasonable under the climatic and other working conditions, Workers may not leave trash, or other discarded items in work areas or vehicles but must dispose of such items in provided receptacles. Workers must wash hands with soap and water after all bathroom and meal breaks. Allergies to varieties of ragweed, goldenrod, insecticides, related agricultural chemicals, etc., may affect worker’s ability to perform the work described herein. Workers may be required to perform any of the following jobs most of which are outside: Nursery: Workers may be required to perform any combination of the following duties (all of which are outside) concerned with preparing soil and growth media, cultivation, and otherwise participating in horticultural activities such as: haul, spread, dig, rake, and mix media to prepare the growing areas for production; cover and fill cold frames and greenhouses in preparation for planting; hauling, planting, spraying, weeding, watering, pruning, trimming, shaping and spacing products. Worker may fertilize with granular or liquid fertilizer; tie, bunch, wrap, and pack trees and/or shrubs to fill orders and load onto trucks for market. Workers may work on the potting line, in a greenhouse, or in an outdoor production area transplanting seedlings and liners into containers and place in designated growing area. Planting: Workers may be required to work as operators of wheel tractors pulling planters and planting wagons as an incidental activity to planting. Workers may be required to work on the ground planting trees and shrubs that are fed through a tractor pulled planter-using shovels. Workers will be required to dig trees and shrubs. Pruning: When pruning, it is vital to prune the unwanted branch while protecting the stem or trunk wood of the tree/shrub. While pruning trees and shrubs, workers will receive proper tools for the particular job, i.e. - saw, prunes and had snips. These tools will be returned to the employer at the end of the task. The cost of the tools destroyed maliciously or lost carelessly will be deducted from the workers’ wages. The supervisor will set a standard or pattern for each orchard and will demonstrate and communicate this to workers. Workers will be assigned rows of trees and must prune each tree according to the predetermined standard, Workers must remove all resulting material from the trees rendered from performing pruning tasks. When pruning is complete on each tree, each worker is required to rake and scatter the resulting brush in the center of the tractor/equipment rows.
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:
All applicants must have at least 3 months experience in a nursery or agricultural field work. Applicants must be able to furnish affirmative job references from recent employers operating comparable operations establishing acceptable previous experience. Must be physically able to meet and perform all job specifications stated in job order. Must be able to work in the hot humid weather for extended periods of time. Workers are subject to random drug testing at no cost to the employee. All drug testing will occur after the worker begins his or her employment and is not a part of the interview process. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Stowe’s Nursery, Inc
Location:
Gastonia, NC 28056
Telephone Number:
+17046782882

Worksite

Address:
1349 Union New Hope Rd, Gastonia , NC 28056

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-21322-714029
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
11/29/2021

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