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- This job requires a minimum of 3 months of prior experience working on a vegetable farm or greenhouse, handling manual tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities and general plant production and maintenance. Workers must be able to perform manual activities with accuracy and efficiency.
Workers will work with bedding plants and containers. Duties for plants include propagating, working on potting line, transplanting and re-potting into large containers. Care of horticultural products includes weeding, pruning, watering and general plant maintenance. Workers will pull products to fill orders and organize on shipping carts.
Workers will perform field and soil maintenance work including rock picking and debris removal; transplant and harvest numerous varieties of vegetables; will use hand tools, such as knives, cutting tools, shovels and rakes; will clean, sort and pack product in the field. Workers may be required to selectively pick only product of a certain color and/or size as instructed by the supervisor; handle produce carefully to avoid bruising or damaging product while packing; load and unload bins by hand.
Work is to be done for long periods of time. Workers are expected to perform duties including boxing, weighing and loading of product. Workers will assist in loading trucks with packaged product weighing up to and including 60 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet for long periods of time. Workers should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Considerable stooping and kneeling is required. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking, as well as extensive pushing and pulling. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals, etc. may affect workers ability to perform the job. Workers are exposed to wet weather early in the morning through the heat of the day, working in fields. Workers are required to work both inside structures and outside in various weather elements. Temperatures may range to 10 to 100F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs.
Employer assures that workers will be provided transportation from living quarters to work site every day (for workers who must be provided housing under the applicable regulations.)
Persons seeking employment as experienced Greenhouse/Farm Worker must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Successful applicants will be subject to a trial period of up to five days during which their performance of required tasks will be evaluated. If the performance during the trial period is not acceptable to the employer the workers employment will be terminated.
Raises and/or bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker employed pursuant to this job order, at the companys sole discretion, based on individual factors including work performance, skill, and tenure.
The employer may discipline the worker, including brief suspension of work activities (time out) for a period determined by the supervisor, suspension from employment for a set period of days or termination of employment as described in the Work Rules and Disciplinary Procedures, provided upon arrival.
Employer retains the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but does not demonstrate the willingness to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason.
All terms and conditions included in the job order will apply equally to all workers, both U.S. workers and H-2A workers, employed in the occupation described in this clearance order.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse