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Lead Grower

Amerigo Farms, Inc.

Mount Dora, FL

$13.00 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
referrals@maslabor.com
Web address to Apply:
www.employflorida.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
5
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: Potted Flowering and Tropical Plants. The following duties are a general outline of the Grower position: Perform daily tasks to ensure plants are growing to their capacity. Including watering, fertilization, weed control and pest management. Learn and integrate techniques for quality production for each variety grown. Respond quickly and effectively to crop requirements. Develop a sense of when things are not right and then ask or act. Assist staff in all areas of planting through packing. Communicate effectively with the Operations Manager to ensure quality expectations are met. Keep care of company assets under your control. Be responsible for maintaining an organized, clean and safe environment. Supervise horticultural workers performing indoor and/or outdoor plant production activities. Assign daily work duties, train workers in planting, cultivating, or harvesting techniques. Train workers on safety protocols and safe equipment handling/operation. Perform quality control inspections on products. Observe workers to detect inefficient or unsafe work procedures. Review work to evaluate timeliness and proficiency. Direct or assist with repair of farm equipment or machinery. Prepare reports on production and yield. Supervise chemical application and other associated work activities. Outdoor work required when plants are wet, or during light rain, snow, moderate winds, direct sun, high humidity and extreme temperatures. Temperatures in fields during working hours may vary. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Work is done outdoors for long periods of time and requires prolonged periods of standing and/or walking, repetitive movements, and frequent bending and/or stooping. Workers must be able to handle, lift, and carry heavy or bulky objects (product, containers) in accordance with the specified lifting requirements. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a worker's Sabbath or federal holidays. Workers will have an unpaid lunch break. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start time. TERMINATION. All workers will be subject to a five-day trial period, during which the employer will evaluate workers' performance of required tasks. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker at the conclusion of the trial period if the worker's performance fails to satisfy the employer's reasonable expectations, or is otherwise unacceptable. Employer may terminate a worker for lawful job-related reasons, including but not limited to situations in which the worker: (1) Is repeatedly absent or tardy; (2) malingers or otherwise refuses, without cause, to perform the work as directed; (3) commits act(s) of misconduct or repeatedly violates the Work Rules; and/or (4) fails, after completing the five day trial period, to perform work in a competent and skillful manner, consistent with the employer's reasonable expectations. Non-U.S. workers may be displaced as a result of one or more U.S. workers becoming available for the job during the employer's recruitment period. Job abandonment will be deemed to occur after five consecutive workdays of unexcused absences. 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 immediate termination.
Job Classification:
45-1011.07 - First-Line Supervisors of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers

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:
12
Special Requirements:
This job requires a minimum of 12 months of verifiable experience handling both manual and mechanized tasks as a horticulture grower that oversees the growth and maturity of horticulture plants in the greenhouse and field. Applicants must be able to furnish verifiable job reference(s) or comparable third party documentation from recent employer(s) establishing acceptable prior experience. Workers must be able to perform manual and mechanized tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Saturday and Sunday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs.
Number of Hours Per Week:
52
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Amerigo Farms, Inc.
Location:
Mount Dora, FL 32757
Telephone Number:
+13523853891

Worksite

Address:
6770 Berg Drive, Mount Dora, FL 32757

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22172-299251
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
6/21/2022

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