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Farm Laborer

McCall Sod Farm, Inc.

Southport, FL

$12.41 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18502772230
Email address to Apply:
mcallsodfarm@gmail.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
18
Job Duties:
Workers will perform various activities associated with the growing and harvesting of grass/ sod at a commercial turf grass farm. Work hours are determined by crop and weather conditions. The work day may begin/end earlier or later on any given day and evening, night hours may be required. Workers may be requested to work additional hours, weekends, holidays, and the Sabbath depending on crop conditions and need. These activities will be performed exclusively in an outdoor environment. Workers will aid in soil preparation, will be sodding large areas, sow grass seed, plant sprigs of sod grass, cuts, rolls and stacks sod in accordance with supervisor's instructions. It will be necessary to weed, hoe and propagate. Water, fertilize, spray, monitor, trim, weed, cut, roll & unroll, stack, load, transport, and discard sod. Operate mowing equipment or drive a tractor pulling a trailer through the field or between fields and perform any other activities associated with growing grass for production on a sod farm. Workers will operate trucks, forklifts, and tractors in order to complete various tasks. With the tractors they will drag, disk, till soil, and operate sod specific equipment in the fields. Workers will work with sod planting/seeding equipment, construct and repair pallets for sod, and load and unload empty pallets by hand or with forklift. Prior to seeding fields, and throughout the cultivation and production of sod, they will clean field of rocks, roots, limbs, stumps and trees, along with excessive leaves on edges. Miscellaneous cleaning and debris removal from fields and farm. Workers will be required to use pivot and side roll systems, diesel irrigation pumps. They may also set up and run such irrigation systems, as well as run irrigation lines for long distance use. Cleaning of debris from ditches may be necessary. Fueling of irrigation equipment along with light maintenance. Workers will be responsible for performing general maintenance around the farm. This will include but not limited to mowing, trimming, removing weeds, clearing and maintaining fence lines, and maintaining buildings/ yard in good repair. Workers may be required to operate tractors, bobcats, mowers, field vacs, drags, tillers, rollers. Before any worker is requested to operate any farm equipment, workers will be instructed in the safe operation of the equipment. Licensed workers may be requested to use/drive trucks in and around the farm in supportive rolls to other farming operations and make deliveries of sod to sites on the farm.
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:
1
Special Requirements:
This job requires a minimum of one month of verifiable prior experience with general formwork handling both manual and machine tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Saturday work required. Workers with a clean driving record (no major moving violations such as but not limited to Driving While Intoxicated or Reckless Driving) and able to obtain an insurable driver's license may be required to drive company vehicles. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker if the employer reasonably finds worker's performance during the trial period to be unacceptable. Must be able to lift/carry 70 lbs.
Number of Hours Per Week:
45
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
McCall Sod Farm, Inc.
Location:
Southport, FL 32409
Telephone Number:
+18508199933

Worksite

Address:
2704 Maulden Rd, Southport, FL 32409

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22327-603247
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
12/16/2022

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