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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farm Laborer

Bloomaker USA , Inc.

Waynesboro, VA

$14.16 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15402563115
Web address to Apply:
www.vawc.virginia.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
70
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: Amaryllis,tulips and other crops. Work on vase and bulb production lines. Make waxing bulbs. Measure and pour ingredients. Turn valves to regulate flow of water. Build/prepare dividers and racks, put balloons in bulbs, put wraps around vases, cut bulbs with a knife or machine. Grade, size, sort, and pack product. Bunch/bundle product pursuant to supervisor instructions. Fill bins/trays, racks and other containers with product, level bins, and prepare product for shipment to market or storage. Perform quality control on inbound/outbound loads. Follow quality control standards and production procedures, including reading/interpreting gauges and recording data. Handle product carefully to prevent damage. Lift, carry, and load/unload products, boxes or other supplies. Palletize and stack boxes/containers. Use power equipment including, but not limited to, forklifts, production line machine and electric pallet jacks. Operate equipment safely, with or without direction. Clean/sanitize work station and equipment. Wash crates, glass and stone. Sweep/mop work area and keep clear of debris. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other crop protectants. Mix and apply fertilizers, plant growth chemicals, conditioners, and other plant related treatments at the correct times depending on plant type, growth, climate and crop conditions. Work is done in greenhouse/warehouse for long periods of time. Workers may assist in handling product weighing up to 50 pounds and lifting to a height of 6 feet. Workers must work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Work required when plants are wet with dew. Temperatures in greenhouse/warehouse during working hours can range from 15 to over 100 degrees F. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Must wear assigned personal protective equipment when required. Must report for work daily wearing work clothing and steel-toe shoes/boots and safety glasses. Pants or jeans required: shorts, bathing suits or other casual clothing not permitted. Jewelry of any type is not permitted. Workers wearing clothing inappropriate for work will not be permitted to start work. Cell phones are not allowed on the production floor. Supervisor(s) will provide instructions and directions to workers. Workers must be able to comprehend and follow instructions and communicate effectively to supervisors. Unusual, complex or non-routine activities will be supervised. Workers expected to perform basic duties in a timely and proficient manner without close supervision. 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 termination. Use, possession, transfer, offer, sale or manufacture of marijuana and/or controlled substances strictly prohibited. All work sites are alcohol and drug free work places. Employees must not report for work, enter the employers' property or perform work while under the influence of or having used alcohol, marijuana, illegal controlled substances, or any other substance that may in any way adversely affect alertness, coordination, reaction time or safety. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required upon reasonable suspicion of use. Employer requires all newly hired employees to take and pass an employer-paid background check. All background checks are conducted uniformly after an initial job offer has been extended and accepted by the new hire.
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:
Jobs offered are working in a commercial flower farm handling both manual and mechanized tasks. Workers must be able to perform manual and mechanized tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 50 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required upon reasonable suspicion of use. Criminal background check required.
Number of Hours Per Week:
42
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Bloomaker USA , Inc.
Location:
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Telephone Number:
+15409466529

Worksite

Address:
566 Kindig Road, Waynesboro, VA 22980

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22119-122474
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
5/18/2022

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