- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- The nursery worker position includes duties associated with nursery crops. It includes adherence to instruction given in regard to proper procedures and techniques. This work requires adherence to important food safety and quality standard operating procedures and the ability to work quickly and consistently alongside fellow workers with a positive, professional, team-based attitude and a consideration for the safety and health of fellow workers and the consumers who will purchase and consume the fresh produce grown, harvested, packed and shipped from the farm. Workers will be required to follow all food safety guidelines.
Crops Contained in Request: Annuals, Perennials, Tree/Shrubs, Hops, Field Stock (Bare Root), Corn, Soybeans, Hay, Greens
Workers may perform the following job duties on any of the commodities listed above and various points during the duration of the contract.
Manual tasks related to the growing of nursery stock will include some combination of the following: preparing fields by clearing cull stock, brush, and debris; planting seedlings by hand, digging, loading, unloading, or transplanting bare-root nursery stock, straightening, tying, pruning, and shearing tree and shrubs, cutting, pulling or removing and mowing of weeds and grass. Workers will be involved in planting, tagging, labeling, applying container components such as hangers and handles, placing pots in trays to be filled. Workers will be setting down planted material, weeding all crops, building racks and pallets, and cleaning production area.
Workers will weed the organic corn and soybeans crop by hand as to not introduce any pesticides, herbicides or fungicides to the crop. Workers may weed/clean field stock and field grown crops, cover greenhouses with poly, perform general maintenance on equipment and buildings, load crops.
Hay: Moving and stacking hay. Worker must make sure that the surface of the cut fodder has dried. Using a side-delivery rake, the worker will then turn the windrows over allowing the hay to dry completely. The worker will inspect the hay for no other foliage. Dried hay may be stored in stacks or in bales. A truck or trailer will be driven between the windrows, and will be used to gather the fodder for stacking. The workers will fork the hay onto the trailer. Ropes should be laid on the trailer bed before any hay is loaded, in order to unload the hay quickly.
Greens (Collards, Turnip, Mustard): Workers will be assigned a row or series of rows and required to monitor the crop according to criteria outlined and demonstrated by managers such as size, coloring, and ripeness. They will be responsible for in-field grading and discarding of poor quality, rotting, and/or over-ripened produce. Workers will remove weeds manually either by hand or with a hoe. Workers will be required to stay on their assigned row. Workers must take care not to damage surrounding plants.
When the work noted above is not being performed, workers may clean break-rooms, lunch area, bathrooms, office space, property maintenance with weeding, mowing and trimming.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse