- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of garlic, hazelnut, grass seed, wheat, clover, nursery stock, and hemp. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to general farm work/irrigation/crop production.
General Farm Work will include the following responsibilities:
maintain, drive, attach and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize, and harvest crops; make minor mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery; may mix and/or spray chemicals (according to appropriate restrictive use laws, when/if applicable); drive, load/unload trucks; operate vehicle, motor bike or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties; prepare fields; plant, spray, weed, and irrigate crops/plants/trees; sow seed and plant cuttings; mix planting soil; propagate plants; plant trees/vines/plants in containers; walk behind equipment to ensure plant placement; plant transplants with machine or by hand; observe general condition and inspect crops/plants/trees for signs of disease/insect manifestations/worms/rot and apply appropriate care; remove dead plants and replace with seeds or live plants; read/interpret meters used to regulate/control environmental conditions; maintain/repair hydroponic/environmental control systems; pollinate/prune/transplant/pinch plants/trees and cull appropriately to ensure development of product; use tools to dig holes to plant young hazelnut trees; care for trees during growing process including weeding, hoeing, trunk painting, and hand fertilizing; prune trees using a variety of pruning equipment including pruning knife, hand shears, hand loppers, hand saws, and 12-foot ladders; prune and thin from the ground or a ladder up to 12 feet in height or from a motorized platform; hand thin trees to ensure proper load on tree; identify and remove stubs or broken branches, downward-growing branches, branches which rub against each other, shaded interior branches, dead wood and shoots/suckers with hand pruning saws and clippers and mechanized equipment; snip stems; stake and tie plants/trees; train trees to trellis, including clipping and tying limbs and shoots to wire; train and position tree limbs; collect fallen nuts into piles using rake; rake hazelnuts away from trees toward center of the rows for harvest; dig/wrap roots of plants/vines/trees; sweep hazelnut dryer floor; bag hazelnuts; dig with a shovel or machine; shape root balls with a shovel; tie plants up before digging; pre-wrap burlaps on plants; kneel to pin burlap on root ball; crimp wire baskets on root balls; put ball and burlap dug plants into containers and fill containers with potting material; lift plants onto pallets;
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse