- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Nursery Worker. Perform a variety of complex tasks related to growing, harvesting and winter protection of field and container-grown plants, trees, shrubbery and other vegetation. Perform heavy manual labor including but not limited to planting, cultivating, pruning, shearing, applying fertilizer, herbicides and insecticides, loading and unloading plant material. Duties include potting, mixing soil, unload plants during potting, pick orders in sales, tag plants for sales, identify and tag plant material, recognize and control plant diseases, tie, bunch and wrap roots, pack plant material to fill orders, and load/unload plant stocks as needed. Prolonged walking, standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Failure to comply with the request or testing positive may result in immediate termination. All testing will occur post-hire and is not a part of the interview process. Negative result may be required post-hire and before commencing work. Must be able to lift and carry 75 lbs. repetitively throughout the workday. Must not hinder another workers productivity. Use of personal cell phone or other personal electronic device during working hours strictly prohibited except for work-related calls or emergencies and violation may result in immediate termination. Must commit to entire anticipated period of employment. The job offered is for a skilled nursery worker and requires 3 months verifiable nursery work experience (Horticultural Worker I).
Duties performed in the field will be sporadic all through the contract, including but not limited to, preparing the soil, planting, digging, raking, spraying, weeding, irrigating, and fertilizing all types of plants, shrubs, and small trees. Hauls and spreads topsoil, additives, etc. to condition the land. Workers will transfer plants by truck or wagon into fields for transplanting. Trucks containing, but not limited to, products such as plants, soil, additives, fertilizer, multiple size pots and other miscellaneous equipment, must be loaded/unloaded several times daily. Workers will be required to operate farm equipment such as weed eaters, hedge trimmers, back pack sprayers, etc. Must use shovel, hoe, pruning shears, and other small tools needed to perform job activities. Workers will be required to keep stock and work areas clean and free of weeds, unwanted grass, and debris. Workers must maintain buildings, work sites, housing sites and other areas as instructed by the employer or supervisor. Must clean work area and surroundings daily. Workers may dig out ditches or repair and clear fence rows. Between harvesting, workers will prepare crops for market as described above.
Workers may be required to perform work that is incidental to farming the crops listed in the application. All other duties, if any assigned, will be those duties of Farm Worker, Diversified Crops, DOT code 407.687-010 (SOC (ONET/OES) code 45-2092.02). This is a very demanding and competitive business in which quality specifications must be rigorously adhered to. Sloppy work cannot and will not be tolerated.
The worker understands that if he abandons his employment or is terminated for cause prior to the end of the anticipated period of employment, the worker will forfeit the guarantee and reimbursement of certain transportation costs. Excessive absences and/or tardiness cannot be tolerated and may result in termination.
Daily individual work assignments, crew assignments, and location of work will be made by and at the sole discretion of the employer and/or workers supervisor. Workers may be assigned a variety of duties in any given day and/or different tasks on different days. Workers will be expected to perform any of the listed duties and work on any crop as assigned by the employer and/or workers supervisor.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse