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Greenhouse Laborers

Bonnie Plants, LLC

Rhoadesville, VA

$13.15 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
chuck.roten@bonnieplants.com
Web address to Apply:
www.vawc.virginia.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
25
Job Duties:
Perform manual labor to plant, transplant, propagate, and cultivate vegetables, herbs and flowers. Operate equipment and machinery. Load and unload material. Prepare soil and growth media. Cut and transplant seedlings and cuttings. Move, load and unload greenhouse grown plants. May assemble and repair nursery buildings. Push and pull carts. Tag trays. Work on seedling line. Sit down seed flats and get up seed flats for delivery. Work within an assembly line. Work is very fast paced during the busy season. Clean work areas, sanitize, and maintain grounds, greenhouses, warehouse, and landscaping. Perform nursery sanitation duties including picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms and sweeping floors. Plant, spray, weed, and water plants, using hand tools and gardening tools. Inspect plants and bud ties to assess quality. Maintain and repair sprinkler system in and outside of greenhouses. Operate tractors and machinery to fertilize, cultivate or spray. Fold and staple corrugated forms to make boxes used for packing horticultural products. Feel plant’s leaves and note coloring to detect presence of insects or disease. Organize farm supplies. Install and remove green house tops. Cut grass and weed eat. Work on general nursery projects. Workers who have a valid driver's license and doctor's certificate may drive transportation vehicles to transport workers and may be offered additional hours. Work is very fast paced during busy season. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker’s 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 worker’s 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. TERMINATION. All workers will be subject to a two day introductory period, during which the employer will evaluate workers' performance of required tasks. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker at the conclusion of the introductory period if the worker’s performance fails to satisfy the employer’s reasonable expectations, or is otherwise unacceptable. Employer may terminate a worker for lawful job-related reasons, including but not limited to situations in which the worker: (1) Is repeatedly absent or tardy; (2) malingers or otherwise refuses, without cause, to perform the work as directed; (3) commits act(s) of misconduct or repeatedly violates the Work Rules; and/or (4) fails, after completing the two day introductory period, to perform work in a competent and skillful manner, consistent with the employer's reasonable expectations. Non-U.S. workers may be displaced as a result of one or more U.S. workers becoming available for the job during the employer’s recruitment period. Job abandonment will be deemed to occur after five consecutive workdays of unexcused absences. Workers may not report for work under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Possession or use of illegal drugs or alcohol on company premises is prohibited and will be cause for immediate termination.
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:
No
Special Requirements:
Bend and reach, walk, sit, stand on concrete or other surfaces, stoop and crouch for long periods of time. Pushing and pulling. Use of repetitive hand and finger movements. Work in inclement weather including hot, cold, wet, and/or humid conditions for extensive periods of time. Lift, carry, and load up to 60 lbs. Must be 18 years of age or older. Employer is a drug-free workplace. Drug and alcohol testing is conducted post-hire at the employer's expense and is not part of the interview process.
Number of Hours Per Week:
45
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Bonnie Plants, LLC
Location:
Union Springs, AL 36089
Telephone Number:
+13342013138

Worksite

Address:
8115 Black Walnut Run Rd., Rhoadesville, VA 22542

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-21323-716749
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
11/29/2021

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