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Christmas Tree Worker

Cartner Brothers LLC

Newland, NC

$14.16 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18287331641

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
6
Job Duties:
Perform heavy manual field work including but not limited to planting, cultivating, harvesting/cutting and baling evergreen Christmas trees on a tree farm. Selects trees for cutting according to size and grade and harvest trees using axe or chain saw. Drags cut trees from cutting area, runs trees through tree baler and loads trees onto trucks to storage area. May drive trucks or tractors to transport trees from the field to central loading area. Remove brush, ferns, vines and other growth from planting area using tractor, mattocks and brush hooks and axes. Plant seedlings using mattock or dibble. Shear tops and limb tips from evergreen Christmas trees, as specified by supervisor, to control growth, increase limb density and improve shape. Make wreaths and roping from cut greenery produced on the farm. Clean fields after harvest by cutting stumps to the ground. Remove any brush or greenery left in fields. Prepare fields for planting seedlings in the spring. Workers will take inventory and grade and tag the trees for harvest by size and quality. Products must be handled carefully to prevent damage. Prepare fields for planting by clearing cull stock, brush and debris; plant seedlings or ‘liners’ by hand (including riding and inserting liners in a mechanical planter); load, unload or transplant bare-root nursery stock; straighten, tie, prune and shear trees and shrubs; cut, pull or remove and mow weeds or grass; apply agricultural chemicals: herbicides and insecticides, and apply fertilizer. Work will also include heavy mechanized field work using power equipment. By way of example and not limitation power equipment may include power shears, trimmers, chain saws, and tractors. Workers must be able to perform all duties of entry level workers as well as perform additional mechanized activities with accuracy and efficiency. Exposure to extreme temp, repetitive movements, extensive pushing, pulling walking and frequent stooping Must be able to lift and carry 100 lbs frequently Transportation provided to jobsite from central location
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:
Experience as Christmas Tree Worker
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Cartner Brothers LLC
Location:
Newland, NC 28657
Telephone Number:
+18287331641

Worksite

Address:
1721 Spanish Oak Rd, Newland, NC 28657

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22109-082659
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Raises and/or bonuses may be offered based on work performance, skill or tenure.
Date Posted:
5/2/2022

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