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Phillip Rucks Citrus Nursery

Frostproof, FL

$12.41 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
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Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Duties may vary from time to time. Applicants must be 18 years or older. Following the Supervisors instructions, the workers will • Plant rooted citrus cuttings and step up in 1 gallon pots • Grading citrus liners to graft • Grade budlings. • Loading trees to ship • Pruning nursery citrus trees • Disposing of plant debris • Clean and Sanitize nursery benches • Maintaining irrigation • Hand water plants in dry areas • Assembling tree racks to ship trees • Pruning budwood mother trees General Nursery Labor: Clean work areas, sweep dust, and maintain grounds and landscaping. Plant trees around the nursery, cut grass (hand mower or riding mower). Load and unload trucks with pallets, etc. Maintain and repair irrigation and climate control systems. Spray pesticide and fertilizer. Disinfect crates, wash pots, and tubes. General nursery housekeeping and maintenance (indoor/exterior cleaning, housekeeping, some painting). Other Requirements: Workers seeking employment under this job order must be available for entire period requested by the employer. The employer retains the right to discharge any obviously unqualified worker, malingerer, or recalcitrant worker who is physically able to complete the work, but does not demonstrate a willingness to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason. Sanitation Requirements: For food and general safety purposes, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly critical when working in agricultural crops for human consumption. Employees are required to cleanse their hands by washing them thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom and before entering the fields. All workers must report all injuries and illnesses to their employer. As well any communicable diseases such as but, not limited to diarrhea, or any other infectious disease or illness. Workers shall report immediately any cuts or abrasions that cause open bleeding. No tobacco, food, gum, candy, drink (other than water) or medication is allowed while working in the field. No jewelry, watches or fingernails longer than 1/8" are allowed. No open toe shoes or sandals are permitted. Glass bottles, drinking glasses, or any item made from glass are prohibited in the field. Improper hygiene will not be tolerated. Throw the used bathroom tissue into the toilet every time, then flush the toilet. Keep the restrooms, rest areas and portable facilities in the field clean for others. The employer will provide the tools necessary to perform the described job duties without charge to the worker. The employer will charge the worker for reasonable costs related to the worker’s refusal or negligent failure to return the tools or due to such worker’s willful damage or destruction of the tools. Non-workers will not be permitted at the work sites or on company property without permission from the employer. Importantly, no non-working minor children under the age of 18 shall be present at the work site, or left unattended in vehicles at the worksite during the day. Workers arriving at the worksite with non-working minor children or other non-workers will be sent home.
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

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The employer may conduct a background check or drug test post employment at the employer's expense. Application must have three (3) months of experience in nursery work. Successful applicants will be subject to a trial period of 3 to 5 days during which their required task performance will be evaluated. If the performance during the trial period is not acceptable to the employer the worker will be terminated.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Phillip Rucks Citrus Nursery
Frostproof, FL 33843
Telephone Number:


1697 Rucks Dairy Rd., Frostproof, FL 33843

Job Order Details

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