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Nursery Worker

Overlook Harvesting Michigan, LLC - IA

Council Bluffs, IA

$16.19 per hour


Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:

Job Description

Full Time:
Number of Workers Requested:
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: nursery stock. Greenhouse: The worker will work in greenhouse facility planting, cultivating, harvesting, transplanting plants, spraying, weeding, fertilizing, trimming, and watering plants, using and tools and gardening tools. Other activities include but not limited to shoveling, hoeing, ground preparation, lifting, carrying, loading/unloading plants supplies and other manual tasks. Clear debris from field and clean/maintain greenhouse buildings, structures, equipment, and work areas. Assist with greenhouse maintenance and repairs. Prepare soil for planting. Plant, cultivate, and maintain nursery stock and/or bedding plants in condition for shipping and sale to customers. Harvest, pack, label, tag, transplant, pot, dig, store and pull/ select plants by variety. Take cuttings according to specifications. Stick cuttings and transplant liners by hand or mechanical planter. Make flats by placing inserts or pots into trays and placing soil into machinery. Stick plant cutting into medium. Run a plant fixer removing dead/immature plants. Perform cleaning and sanitation in production areas as required. Load/unload carts with plants and move to designated locations. Perform general plant maintenance. Prune, trim, space, transplant, and cull plants to ensure availability of marketable products. Irrigate and apply fertilizer. Move and install irrigation pipes and equipment. Dig, count, grade, and inventory plants. Prepare plants for digging by tying or wrapping as necessary. Dig plants. The worker must understand greenhouse quality control standards and have working knowledge of production procedures. Must harvest crops according to specific standards. Plants must be handled carefully to prevent/avoid damage. Pick, move, and lay down plants for orders. Lift carry and pack orders or product. Load and unload plants and supplies from trucks. Remove and apply shade tarps to greenhouses. Operate tractors, plant fixer machine and other machinery and equipment to fertilize, cultivate, harvest, de-leaf and spray plants. Greenhouse workers will be required to pull flats from the greenhouses for customer orders or to throw away. This would include locating the flats in the greenhouse, picking them up, setting them onto a rack and relocating them to the appropriate area. Workers will also be required to assemble racks for plants to be shipped on. Racks are custom built for each individual order and may vary in size. Workers may use powered tools in the assembly process. Greenhouse workers will also assist in preparing the ground by leveling and removing old ground cover cloth and replacing with new cloth to place plants. Remove and apply shade tarps or plastic to greenhouses. Cover and uncover plants with Frost/Freeze protection fabrics. Worker will be exposed and not limited to standing, bending, stooping and kneeling for long periods of time. In addition, worker will be exposed to but not limited to moderate to loud noises and outdoor weather conditions in all seasons, including variable temperatures; wet, hum and heat. Also work requires repetitive movements, extensive walking, standing, bending and kneeling. Workers may assist in handling product weighing up to 50 pounds. Worker will use hand tools and power equipment. Worker will use hand tools and power equipment. The tools/ equipment will include but not limited to hoes, shovels, shears, clippers, loppers, saws such asplanters, plows, sprayers, cultivators, power shears, chain saws, forklifts, leaf blowers, and cart movers. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by employer while this job order is in effect.
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:
Months of Experience Required:
Special Requirements:
This job requires a minimum of 3 months of agricultural experience handling both manual and mechanized tasks. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer-paid pre-employment and post-hire drug testing required. Criminal background check required.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Overlook Harvesting Michigan, LLC - IA
Winter Haven, FL 33884
Telephone Number:


2802 Twin City Drive, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Job Order Details

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