- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Workers will perform tasks for various employers as listed on their contract.
Crops: Annuals (Baskets, Flats, 4” Potted, 10” Potted, Assorted pots), Vegetables (Flats, 4” Potted), Mums, Poinsettia’s, Boxwood, Perennials (quarts, gallons), Herbs (3 1/2 “pots, quarts, 1 Gallon), Proven Winer Shrubs (3, 5 gallon)
Greenhouse/Nursery: Workers may be required to perform any combination of the following duties (all of which are outside) concerned with preparing soil and growth media, cultivation, and otherwise participating in horticultural activities: haul, spread, dig, rake, and mix media to prepare the growing areas for production; cover and fill cold frames and greenhouses in preparation for planting; haul, plant, spray, weed, water, prune, trim, shape and space products; fertilize with granular or liquid fertilizer; tie, bunch, wrap, and pack trees and shrubs to fill orders and load onto trucks for marketing; work on potting line, in a greenhouse, or in an outdoor production area transplanting seedlings and liners into containers and place in growing area.
Manually plant, cultivate and harvest horticultural specialties. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning, hooks, shears and knives. Duties may include tilling & mixing soil & applying fertilizers, transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops, or cleaning, clearing, grading, sorting loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farms building or participate in irrigation activates.
Planting: workers will be required to plant trees, shrubs and other plants. Workers may do this by hand digging a whole into the ground and placing plant in the hole and covering with dirt or soil. Workers may also work as operators of wheel tractors pulling planters and planting wagons as an incidental activity to planting. Workers may be required to work on the ground planting trees and shrubs that are fed through a tractor pulled planter-using shovels.
General duties: Everything related to plant production & shipping, mixing soil, filling containers with soil, planting, loading, unloading plants, pushing carts, pulling orders, unloading plant material from conveyors, hanging baskets, labeling plant material, cleaning plants, sticking cuttings, pulling/spray for weeds, spacing plants, watering plants, flat & basket assembly, greenhouse maintenance, ground maintenance, loading flats/pots into transplanter, cleaning greenhouses.
Loading and unloading: Workers will be required to count, load and unload plants.
Watering: Workers may be required to water trees by hand using pumps and hoses. Workers will run irrigation pipes and pumps.
Farm Equipment Operation: This includes tractors, loaders, pot filler, flat filler, seeding, potting machines and trucks. Workers will be required to operate tractors and other farm equipment during field operations as an incidental activity for planting, cultivating, harvesting, installing and support jobs of the crops. Operate mowing equipment (rotary and reel types, push and riding) or drive a tractor or forklift. Workers may operate golf carts, gators, or similar vehicles. Workers will operate trucks and tractor on state owned streets. Workers will be required to operate all farm equipment according to instructions and in manner that protects the operator, other workers, crops and equipment. Repeated failure to obey operating and safety instructions may result in termination.
General Maintenance: Workers will perform various duties for up keeping of the nursery, greenhouses, fields, equipment, and buildings. These duties may include painting of nursery buildings, fence repair, mowing, weed eating, and other general building and ground maintenance.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse