- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Cultivate and transplant vegetable, flower and herb seedlings and cuttings within a potting line. Load and unload racks. Prepare soil and growth media. Plant, spray, 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 and bud ties to assess quality. Move, load and unload greenhouse grown plants. Apply pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. All workers will be properly trained by an individual holding a valid Private Applicator License who will also be available to ensure that workers understand all chemical label, safety and application instructions pursuant to North Carolina State Department of Agriculture
Push and pull carts. Work within an assembly line. Work is very fast paced during the busy season. Tag trays. Work on potting line. Haul and spread fill-sand to maintain greenhouse floors, using wheelbarrows or carts and shovels. Operate tractors and machinery to fertilize, cultivate or spray. May maintain and repair nursery buildings. Sit down seed flats and get up seed flats for delivery. 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. Drug and alcohol testing may be conducted post-hire at the employer's expense and is not part of the interview process. 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.
Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a workers ability to perform the job. 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.
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, crop or other conditions beyond the employer's control. 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.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.01 - Nursery Workers