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Farm Workers and Laborers

Ferm & Farm llc

SEBRING, FL

$12.41 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18632122130
Email address to Apply:
samorhernandez@gmail.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
20
Job Duties:
The Specialized Farm Labor position includes the planting, growing, maintenance, and packing of plant material. All workers are required to adhere to important safety, quality and production standards alongside fellow workers with a positive, professional, team-based attitude and a consideration for the safety and health of fellow workers. Primary Responsibilities include: • Accurately and quickly planting young plant material (plugs or liners) while on potting line conveyor • Accurately and quickly pruning plant material to designated specifications • Applying cares tags and bar codes • Assembling, disassembling and/or repairing shipping racks for use or storage • Assembling and/or moving plant material on shipping trays • Applying fertilizer • Unloading trucks and rearranging racks with or without plant material • Pulling, loading, offloading and/or consolidating plant material (plants, plugs or liners) to/from field or production barn as needed and according to job orders and instructions • Repairing and maintaining production and non-production areas such as ground cover repair, grass trimming and weeding at times using mower or gas-powered trimmers • Re-spacing, spreading, consolidating or dumping plant material according to task/job orders • Executing task work orders and documenting quantities and the status of completion • Performing general housekeeping duties such as sweeping, mopping, and picking up trash or debris around the farm • Weeding plant material • Identifying and reporting plant quality issues including removing debris, dirt or poor-quality foliage prior to shipping • Operating or working on production line using soil mixers, flat fillers, conveyors, and potting machines • Replacing plant containers as needed prior to shipping • Placing lot tags in production lots • Pruning or trimming plants as instructed by a grower using pruning shears, scissors, or mechanical trimming equipment • Operating a forklift, farm tractor, golf cart and/or electric tug • Employees are expected to show up to work on all scheduled work days. • Employees are expected to produce a high-quality job/product. This includes, but is not limited to: Participation in company CPS program. Performing tasks to required specification. Maintaining work areas clean and organized. Report all quality issues to their immediate supervisors. Take pride in their work and produce a high-quality job/product. • Employees are expected to show up to work each day ready to give 100% effort in the execution of their tasks. • Employees are also highly encouraged to provide feedback for continuous improvement and to help create a more productive work environment. Additional Responsibilities include: • Monitoring soil moisture levels and evaluating environmental factors in order to create and execute an irrigation plan • Performing basic preventive maintenance or minor repairs of farm equipment such as tractors, golf carts, sanitation and/or irrigation equipment such as hoses, water breakers, fog lines, drip lines, sprinkle heads, and wands • Opening and/or closing of shade/greenhouses according to schedule • Installing and/or removing winter plastic • Maintaining and cleaning farm drainage ditches and roadways • Using and maintaining spray equipment as needed to apply fertilizer or other chemicals as may be required • Placing or stacking pots • Properly mixing, measuring, and applying a wide range of pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides in order to execute work orders for sprays and drenches • Repairing or replacing benches and/or growing structures • Operating a front-end loader or bobcat • Staging production items including coconut coir, hydra fiber (wood fiber) and chemicals • Transporting hard goods (pots, trays, tags, etc.) to correct farm location • Employees are expected to take an active role in creating a safe work environment and culture of safety.
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:
This type of work, involves working conditions that require tremendous stamina, a high level of physical activity in cold or extremely hot conditions in direct sunlight and in adverse weather such as rain. The work requires a high level of physical conditioning. Due to the type of work involved, there is a Probationary Period of five (5) days beginning with the first day of employment, to show possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance to perform this type of work.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Ferm & Farm llc
Company Name:
Ferm & Farm llc
Location:
houston , TX 77433
Telephone Number:
+18322122130

Worksite

Address:
16285 BONEY RD, SEBRING, FL 33870

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22070-970338
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
4/5/2022

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