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Evergreen Field Worker

Central Wisconsin Evergreens, Inc.

Merrill, WI

$15.37 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
referrals@maslabor.com
Web address to Apply:
www.jobcenterofwisconsin.com/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
2
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: Evergreen Trees. This job requires a minimum of three months prior experience working in out-of-doors manual labor jobs, preferably on a tree farm. Workers must be proficient in and familiar with all cultural practices, tools and techniques used in daily operations and must be able to perform all duties of entry level workers, as well as perform additional mechanized activities with accuracy and efficiency. Workers will perform heavy manual field work including but not limited to planting, watering, spraying, cultivating, harvesting/cutting and baling trees on a tree farm. Selects and tags trees for cutting according to markings or size, species and grade and fells trees using hand tools. Drags cut trees from cutting area, runs trees through tree baler and loads trees onto trucks for transport, or wrap trees with twine. May drive trucks or tractors to transport trees from the field to central loading area. Remove cull stock, brush, ferns, vines, stumps, rocks, debris and other growth from planting area using tractor, mattocks and brush hooks and axes. Plant seedlings or ‘liners' by hand using mattock or dibble (including riding and inserting liners in a mechanical planter). Load, unload or transplant bare-root nursery stock. Straighten, tie, prune and shear tops and limb tips from trees, as specified by supervisor, to control growth, increase limb density and improve shape. Cut, pull or remove and mow weeds or grass; move irrigation equipment; apply agricultural chemicals: herbicides and insecticides, and apply fertilizer. Workers must be able to accurately identify different tree species. Workers will take inventory, tag, and/or grade trees; prepare trees for digging by tying or wrapping as necessary; wrap burlap or other covering around root balls and secure with twine and/or staples; crimp wire baskets; lift, carry and load trees and equipment onto trucks for transport; and unload, move or load supplies, including wire baskets. Hand dig trees (with shovel). Shovel dirt and fill in holes after digging is complete. Work will also include heavy mechanized field work using power equipment. By way of example and not limitation power equipment may include tractors, nursery mowers, power shears, trimmers, chainsaws, forklifts and skid loaders. Workers must be able to perform all duties of entry level workers as well as perform additional mechanized activities with accuracy and efficiency. Workers with appropriate licenses may operate general purpose vehicles to transport workers, equipment and product from one field location or facility to another. Workers may be required to do any other manual tasks involved in the harvesting of trees and the maintenance of tree nurseries, fields and other production areas. Work is performed as a member of a crew under close supervision of a field supervisor. Instructions and general supervision will be provided by a designated lead worker or company supervisor. Field workers will be expected to perform their general duties in a timely and proficient manner without close supervision. Assemble wreaths and garland using fresh conifer boughs from our fields. Cuts conifer boughs to length using pruning shears, sort boughs by lenth and shade of color. Ties boughs to garland cord or wreath ring with wire or machine, with proper spacing of boughs to attain a uniform appearance. Workers must work outdoors in all weather in temperatures ranging from 10 degrees to 100 degrees Fahrenheit. This is considered heavy manual labor; to perform the job adequately workers must be able to lift 50-100 lb. trees over the course of a normal work day. Workers will be expected to work in light snow or rain showers. Workers should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals, etc.
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 months prior experience working in out-of-doors manual labor jobs, preferably on a tree farm. Workers must be proficient in and familiar with all cultural practices, tools and techniques used in daily operations and must be able to perform all duties of entry level workers, as well as perform additional mechanized activities with accuracy and efficiency. Saturday work required. Must be able lift/carry 100 lbs.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Central Wisconsin Evergreens, Inc.
Location:
Merrill, WI 54452
Telephone Number:
+17155363800

Worksite

Address:
N 2160 Highway 17, Merrill, WI 54452

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22222-407850
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
8/15/2022

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