- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of greens, cabbage, sweet potatoes, strawberries, pecans, sweet corn, cantaloupe, watermelon, squash, cucumbers, southern peas, pinto beans, onions, potatoes, ornamentals, green beans, peaches, figs, blackberries, elderberries, muscadines, apples, and pears. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to general farm work and crop production.
Duties related to general farm work may include the following: 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; report mechanical problems to farm mechanic and/or supervisor; mix and/or spray chemicals such as herbicides, fungicides, and pesticides (according to appropriate restrictive use laws, when/if applicable) by hand or machine; use mechanized or hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning tools, shears, knives, saws, ladders, etc.; carry and position work aids such as ladders, canvas drop-cloths, buckets, harnesses, and bags; climb in and out of tall trucks and various truck beds and/or trailers; lift items such as rolls of plastic, bundles of wire, and rolls of drip tape overhead; build/replace/repair fencing; clean/paint/repair/maintain/refurbish/rebuild farm structures/greenhouses/grounds; remove undesirable and excess growth such as weeds and grass from crops or farm grounds; cut/stack fire wood to heat greenhouse; perform general clean-up of farm areas and worksites; clear property; cut down trees; clear and burn roots and brush; prepare fields, seed beds, containers, plastic growing beds, etc.; form bed with plastic and or drip tape installed; build/install/maintain trellises; establish, maintain, plant, transplant, propagate, and grow crops in field and greenhouse with machine or by hand; move/lift containerized plants/vines/trees; start fans that circulate air or light smudge pots or torches; walk behind equipment to ensure plant placement (unclog planter if necessary); haul/spread soil/products/fertilizer/composted material to condition land; mix planting soil; dig/rake and screen soil and fill cold frames/hot beds; observe/inspect general condition of crops/plants/vines/trees and apply the appropriate care; remove dead plants and replace with seeds or live plants; identify/remove/cull product that is misshapen, damaged, unwanted, or inferior; identify and remove stubs or broken branches, downward-growing branches, branches which rub against each other, shaded interior branches, dead wood and shoots/suckers; prune/thin plants/vines/trees from ground, ladder, or motorized platform using a variety of hand and/or mechanized pruning equipment; stake, train, position, prop, clip, and tie plants/vines/trees/limbs; dig/wrap/shape roots of plants/vines/trees; 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; tie plants up before digging; sow grass seed and/or plant plugs of sod; remove plastic stakes/strings/wires from fields, trellises or other structures; perform any other labor considered necessary for the efficient structure of properties and growth of crops.
Drip Irrigation duties may include the following: move and lay irrigation equipment in fields; maintain and repair irrigation system; flush irrigation lines; place/remove plastic mulch and drip tape; place/remove trunk and header lines; observe revolving sprinklers and adjust to ensure proper operation and uniform distribution of water; remove irrigation equipment and layflat from fields prior to harvest; disassemble, service and store irrigation equipment after irrigation season.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse