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- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
Work in greenhouse facility to plant, cultivate, harvest, transplant, weed, and trim, using hand tools, gardening tools, and mechanical cutter. Other activities include, but are not limited to, shoveling, hoeing, ground preparation, lifting, carrying, loading/unloading plant supplies and other manual tasks. Clear debris from field and clean/maintain greenhouse buildings, structures, equipment, and work areas. Assist with greenhouse repairs and maintenance, paint, build, frame, cover greenhouses with plastic, secure frame and plastic permanent service, and remove debris and waste from site.
Prepare soil/medium for planting. Install plastic on soil amendments for storage. Plant, cultivate, and maintain nursery stock and/or bedding plants in condition for shipping and sale to customers. Harvest, pack, space, deflower pots or saucers under plants, hang baskets, label, tag, hanger, transplant, pot, dig, store and pull/select plants by variety. Take cutting according to specifications. Stick cuttings by hand and transplant liners by hand or mechanical planter. Clean trays and pots. Make flats by placing inserts or pots into trays or saucers into pots and placing into soil machinery. Put Growcoons or Elle Pots in flats and fill with soil medium. Stick plant cutting and/or seed into medium. Perform cleaning and sanitation in production areas as required. Load/unload carts with plants and move to designated locations. Perform general plant maintenance. Prune, disbud, tie, ring, net, trim, space, sort, straighten, transplant, and cull plants to ensure availability of marketable products. Move and install irrigation pipes and equipment. Dig, count, grade, and inventory plants. Prepare plants for planting by plug popping out of container/flat or trimming. Prepare plants for digging by tying or wrapping as necessary. Dig plants. Clean and dip bulbs.
Load and unloads plants and supplies from trucks. Remove and apply shade tarps to greenhouses. Install and remove fan covers. Operate plant fixer machine and other machinery and equipment to cultivate, harvest, de-leaf, and trim. Pull flats from the greenhouse to move or to throw away. Dump lily boxes. Locate flats in the greenhouse, pick them up, set them onto a rack, and relocate them to the appropriate area. Assemble racks for plants to be shipped on. Maintain racks by greasing, assembling, and putting away for storage and taking apart. Racks are custom built for each individual order and may vary in size. Workers may use powered tools in the assembly and disassembly process.
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. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. Bending, stooping and kneeling required. Use tools including but not limited to hoes, shovels, shears, clippers, loppers, saws, planters, plows, sprayers, cultivators, power shears, leaf blowers, mowers, weed trimmers, and cart movers. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs. Build/repair fences.
Workers must operate all equipment properly and in a manner that protects operator, others, the employer's products and property. Failure to comply with safety requirements and operating instructions may result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination.
Workers 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.
Depending on responsibilities performed, registration certificates and licenses held, workers will be paid on an hourly, piece rate or salary basis.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse