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Nursery Workers

Schichtel's Nursery Inc.

SPRINGVILLE, NY

$15.66 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+17167252061
Email address to Apply:
mds@schichtels.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
12
Job Duties:
See attachments for full list of job duties. General Duties: Duties performed will include propagating plants from cuttings, grafting plants, preparing soil, planting, pruning, cutting, deadheading, pinching, trimming to shape, spacing plants, potting, fertilizing with granular or liquid fertilizer, cleaning work areas, transporting plant materials in the nursery and greenhouse areas, loading and unloading plants and all other duties associated with ornamental plant and tree production. Between harvesting, workers will be required to perform duties to prepare crops for marketing. Workers will unload and restock for storage. Duties include winter protection activities including moving, covering, and uncovering plants and applying or removing plastic from shelters. Clean and maintain equipment and facilities. Workers will assist supervisors in communicating information regarding work duties and requirements and instructing other workers in planting, cultivating, harvesting techniques, grading, labeling, packing, and loading activities. Workers will serve as the lead worker in small crews. Workers will work on their feet in bent, stooped and crouched positions and on ladders up to ten (10) feet in height for long periods of time. Employees must be able to lift and carry plant material or equipment ranging in weight from 50 to 80 pounds frequently throughout the work day. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals, etc. may affect workers' ability to perform the job. Workers are expected to work outside in all weather conditions including cold, snow, rain, and heat. Temperatures may range from 10 to 100 F. Workers may be required to work during rain and snow conditions that are not severe enough to stop field operations. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Work on Saturdays is required. Workers are expected to be at work on time every day work is available and to work the full work day as specified in this job order. Employer reserves the right after employment to ask any employee to take a blood or urine test to determine whether he/she is under the influence of controlled substances, illegal drugs or alcohol at the employers expense. Employer will provide transportation between living quarters and the work site every day for workers who must be provided housing under the applicable regulations.
Job Classification:
45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

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:
3
Special Requirements:
This job requires a minimum of three (3) months of verifiable prior experience working in a commercial nursery, handling both manual and machine tasks associated with nursery production and harvest activities, including experience with balled and burlap (B&B) tree and shrub production, grafting of plants and propagation. All applicants must pass criminal background checks or the Department of States visa security clearance at employer expense. Criminal background checks or Department of Sates security clearances, at the prospective employers expense, will be performed on all persons who have been offered conditional employment. A conviction will not automatically disqualify a person from employment. Persons who have convictions will generally be barred from employment only where the offense(s) involve(s) physical violence, or acts of dishonesty (such as theft or embezzlement). See attachment.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 A.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Schichtel's Nursery Inc.
Location:
Springville, NY 14141
Telephone Number:
+17167252061

Worksite

Address:
7420 Peters Rd, SPRINGVILLE, NY 14141-9405

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22201-365630
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Employer may pay overtime compensation at a rate of 1.5 times the employee's regular hourly rate for the employees hours worked over 40 in the workweek for the workweeks ending 10/2/2022 through 11/20/2022.
Date Posted:
7/28/2022

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