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- Frontline Supervisor - Must be able to drive a forklift and farm tractor. Able to communicate in English verbally and in writing. Should be able to lift up to 40 pounds and be up and moving around for up to 9 hours per day. Must be willing to work weekends when required.
Seeding - Ornamental and Vegetable seed sown into trays filled with peat. Will be trained to use our seeding machines. Should be able to supervise a crew of up to 15 employees. Foliage- harvesting cuttings, sticking cuttings in media, placing into a greenhouse. Must have the ability to learn requirements for up to 50 different varieties. Assist in shipping once the crop has grown.
Business to Consumer - Assist in hand seeding 80+ varieties of vegetable and ornamental plants into stabilized media. Learn how to monitor those crops in the germination chambers and when to remove them for placement into the greenhouse.
Maintenance - Able to follow instructions for replacing greenhouse plastic. Must be able to work in hot greenhouses repairing benches (with instructions).
Perform manual and mechanized tasks associated with the production of greenhouse plants and other horticultural products. Plant, cultivate, and maintain nursery stock, trees, shrubs, bedding plants, plugs, liners, hanging baskets, and other horticultural varieties. Propagate plants from cuttings. Plant/pot seedlings, fill and label trays, move product to/from greenhouses and/or loading/unloading areas. Crimp wire baskets. Attach hangers to baskets and hang throughout holding houses. Move containerized plants using rolling/electric carts. Unload/unload trucks and product from conveyor belt. Install/remove plastic coverings. Clean/maintain work area.
Prune, trim, and perform other general plant maintenance. Water or irrigate plants, and apply fertilizer or other chemicals. Maintain irrigation systems. Tie/position plants by tying or wrapping as necessary. Wrap plants with burlap and other coverings as necessary. Count, inventory, and grade plants and trees. Pack, label, tag, pull, sort, and store plants by variety.
Install/maintain irrigation systems and water lines. Move and install irrigation pipes and equipment. Dig and maintain ditches. Install and remove levee gates.
Apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other crop protectants. Apply fertilizers, plant growth chemicals, conditioners, and other plant related treatments at the correct times depending on plant type, growth, climate and crop conditions.
Workers must operate all equipment properly and in a manner that protects operator, others, the employer’s products and property. Failure to comply with safety requirements and operating instructions may result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination. Internal forklift and tractor licenses will be issued by Speedling after training and certification requirements have been completed.
Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. Bending, stooping and kneeling required. Use hand tools including but not limited to hoes, shovels, shears, clippers, loppers, and saws. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs. Build/repair fences.
- Job Classification:
- 45-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers