- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
Duties to include, but not limited to: Tasks to be in relations to greenhouse and nursery activities such as mowing and trimming equipment, chopping weeds around plantings, staking, trimming and prepare plants for planting, and moving plant items from field to loading area.
Workers may be required to work as operators of potting machine. Workers may be required to work on their feet potting and bagging trees.
When pruning, it is vital to prune the unwanted branch while protecting the stem or trunk wood of the tree. While pruning trees, workers will receive proper tools for the particular job, i.e., saw, prunes and hand snips. These tools will be returned at the end of the task. The cost of tools destroyed maliciously or lost carelessly will be deducted from workers wages. The supervisor will set a standard or pattern for each orchard and will demonstrate and communicate this to the workers. Workers will be assigned rows of trees rendered from performing pruning tasks. When pruning is complete on each tree, each worker is required to rake and scatter the resulting brush in the center of the tractor/equipment rows.
Bare root tree Productions:
Workers may be required to work as operators of skid steers with bare root blade attachments. Workers may be required to work on the ground tying braches with twine or hauling trees through the field and loading them onto trucks by hand. Workers will be responsible for identifying, budding and grafting bare root trees and seedlings. Workers will also hoe, weed and grade bare root trees.
Loading & Undloading:
Workers may be required to load and unload truck/trailers in various weather conditions.
Farm Equipment Operation:
Workers will drive tractors, mowers and may use other greenhouse equipment including flat filler. Workers will be instructed in the safety and operation of the tractor and other equipment before driving tractor or using other greenhouse equipment. Tractors should be driven in a manner to protect operator, other workers, products, trees, crops and equipment. Repeated failure to obey safety requirements and operating instructions may result in termination.
Duties performed in the field will be sporadic all through the contract due to the various duties, i.e., preparing soil, planting, pruning, cutting, deadheading, pinching, trimming to shape, spacing plants, potting, fertilizing with granular or liquid fertilizer, cleaning work areas, transporting plant materials in the nursery/greenhouse areas, loading and unloading plants and all other duties associated with ornamental plant production.
Between harvesting, workers will be required to perform duties to prepare crops for marketing. Workers will also unload pallets from trucks or wagons into fields for transplanting. Worker may unload restock for storage.
General farm maintenance and other duties as required in the farming operation maintenance. Includes, but not limited to, preparing barns, draining fields, preparing land for planting, maintenance of tools and equipment and other work as directly related to the crop activities for which the worker is hired. Also includes fixing, clearing and painting of fences/barns. Such work will be offered when climate or crop conditions preclude working in the primary activities listed above.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop