- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Perform manual tasks associated with the outdoor production of field grown horticultural products. Plant, cultivate, and maintain shrubs, trees and conifers. Prepare fields/soil for planting. Remove cull stock, debris, tree stumps, brush, ferns, vines and other growth from planting area. Prepare trees for digging by tying or wrapping as necessary. Harvest trees and other plants with shovel or tree spade. Perform general plant maintenance. Set up, operate, repair and maintain irrigation parts and equipment. Irrigate and apply fertilizers. Apply pesticides including herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. Spread lime. Train, stake, tie, prune, trim, shear, space, transplant and cull trees and/or plants to ensure availability of marketable products. Shear trees with proper taper and bud cut angle for quality. Count, inventory, and grade trees. Wrap burlap or other covering around root balls and secure with twine and/or staples. Pack, label, tag, pull, sort, and store plants by variety. Clean/maintain equipment and work area. Dig and maintain ditches. Apply fertilizers, plant growth chemicals, conditioners, and other plant related treatments at the correct times depending on plant type, growth, climate and crop conditions. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and post season cleanup activities. Load/unload product, materials and supplies. Move products to designated areas as instructed by supervisor. Perform winterization activities. Operate tractors, equipment, various implements and nursery vehicles including, but not limited to skid steer, bush hog, UTV, sprayer, hog ring air gun, tree spade, trencher, auger, hedge trimmer, weed eater and chain saw. Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs. Build/repair fences. Workers with a valid driver's licenses may transport workers and may be offered additional hours. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason.
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. 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.
Workers should expect occasional periods of little or no work because of weather, crop or other conditions beyond the employer's control. These periods can occur anytime throughout the season. Workers may be assigned a variety of duties in any given day and different tasks on different days.
TERMINATION. All workers will be subject to a two day introductory 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 introductory 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 two day introductory period, to perform work in a competent and skillful manner, consistent with the employer's reasonable expectations.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse