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Farmworkers & Laborers, Crops

Tehandon Nursery

Newland, NC

$14.16 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18285925016
Email address to Apply:
tehandon-nursery@hotmail.com
Web address to Apply:
www.ncworks.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
12
Job Duties:
Commercial tree nursery worker: Planting, cultivating and harvesting all types of trees growing in fields. Workers will also spray approved chemicals to control pests, weeds and diseases, pinching, pruning, fertilizing, watering, rooting, weeding, loading, transporting, discarding, rotating, grading, storing, and loading and shipping field grown trees according to supervisor’s instructions. Harvesting includes digging up products, balling and securing delicate dirt and root systems in burlap secured with rope, pins or wire, to be stored until ready for shipment in farm staging area. Grading is done by size, shape, and quality. Products are measured and tied for storage and shipment. Duties performed in the field will be sporadic throughout the contract due to the various duties, i.e., planting, pruning, etc. Workers will be required to spray pesticides and herbicides based on training and instructions. Employer will issue appropriate Personal Protective Equipment as appropriate. Worker must be able to carry a loaded 50 lbs. backpack sprayer throughout the entire work day. Workers will also unload supplies from trucks or wagons into fields for transplanting, fertilizing, etc. This work is physically challenging and will be performed in varying weather conditions including, but not limited to, hot, humid, cold, rain, sleet and snow. Perform farm, field and shed sanitation duties. Mow grass and operate trimmer around farm buildings. Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. May supervise other workers. May operate and perform minor maintenance on farm vehicles or equipment. May drive farm truck, bus, tractor, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on the farm. May drive bus or van over the road. Though not a hiring requirement, if a worker drives a company vehicle during the period of employment then at the time of operating the company vehicle the driver must possess a valid driver’s license issued by a U.S. state or foreign equivalent and operate the company vehicle in accordance with the license restrictions and vehicle classifications applicable to that license. Prolonged walking, standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Failure to comply with the request or testing positive may result in immediate termination. All testing will occur post-hire and is not a part of the interview process. Negative result may be required post-hire and before commencing work. Must be able to lift and carry 100 lbs. Must not hinder another worker’s productivity. Use of personal cell phone or other personal electronic device during working hours strictly prohibited except for work-related calls or emergencies and violation may result in immediate termination. Must commit to work the entire anticipated period of employment. Requires one month verifiable experience digging by hand ball and burlap, pruning/shearing field-grown nursery trees and harvesting Christmas trees by hand. Workers will perform heavy manual labor including but not limited to planting, cultivating, pruning, applying herbicides and insecticides, and fertilizing Christmas trees. Cut, bale and stack fresh-cut Christmas trees by hand. Load fresh-cut Christmas trees by hand. Prolonged walking, standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Failure to comply with the request or testing positive may result in immediate termination. All testing will occur post-hire and is not a part of the interview process. Negative result may be required post-hire and before commencing work. Must be able to lift and carry 100 lbs. repetitively throughout the workday. Must not hinder another worker’s productivity. Use of personal cell phone or other
Job Classification:
45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

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:
1
Special Requirements:
Prolonged walking, standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Failure to comply with the request or testing positive may result in immediate termination. All testing will occur post-hire and is not a part of the interview process. Negative result may be required post-hire and before commencing work. Must be able to lift and carry 100 lbs. Must not hinder another workers productivity. Use of personal cell phone or other personal electronic device during working hours strictly prohibited except for work-related calls or emergencies and violation may result in immediate termination. Must commit to work the entire anticipated period of employment. Requires one month verifiable experience digging by hand ball and burlap, pruning/shearing field-grown nursery trees and harvesting Christmas trees by hand.
Number of Hours Per Week:
42
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Tehandon Nursery
Company Name:
Abel Tehandon Pineda
Location:
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Telephone Number:
+18285925016

Worksite

Address:
615 Avery Lane, Newland, NC 28657

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22081-000385
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
4/12/2022

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