- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Perform manual labor to cultivate and trim field-grown and containerized trees and garden plants. Select, harvest, prepare and load plants for shipping. Operate, repair and maintain nursery equipment, machinery, and hand tools, including but not limited to hoes, shovels, shears, clippers, loppers, and saws. Space and prepare planting areas, greenhouses and fields. Insert stakes and string for spacing. Transplant or pot, space, label and tag plants. Workers must keep pace while transplanting within an assembly line on a conveyor belt. Propagate plants by cutting, budding, and grafting. Select, prepare and load shrubs and trees for shipping. Weed, fertilize, prune and shape plants and trees by hand; trim roots. Operate tractors and other machinery and equipment to fertilize, load and move materials and containerized plants. Continuously move container and field-grown plants using hand garden tools and equipment. Place and space plants in growing areas, greenhouses, pads and fields. Plants will be located, identified, selected and loaded into wagons, racks and trucks. Maintain inventory ordering material as required. Operate, repair, manage, maintain and perform improvements to the farm property and the structures, irrigation, equipment, vehicles, machinery and hand tools on the farm. Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs. Build/repair fences.
Apply bamboo and metal rods to ensure quality of plants. Using order forms or according to supervisor's instructions workers will select, harvest, prepare and load plants for shipping and maintain inventory records. Must assure accurate identification and count of plants when pulling orders to load onto trucks. Make boxes and box product. Handle mulch, haul and spread soil, fertilizer and other materials to condition soil using carts, shovels, wheelbarrows and tractors. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies, including bushes, trees, tools, and materials. Clean and maintain containers, materials, supplies, and grounds.
Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. Bending, stooping and kneeling required. Install/maintain irrigation systems and water lines. Move and install irrigation pipes and equipment. Dig and maintain ditches. Install and remove levee gates. Apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other crop protectants. Apply fertilizers, plant growth chemicals, conditioners, and other plant related treatments at the correct times depending on plant type, growth, climate and crop conditions.
Workers will be required to work in a safe manner and participate in safety training and practices. 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. Must wear assigned personal protective equipment when required. Must report for work daily wearing work clothing and boots or other durable foot wear. Workers wearing clothing inappropriate for work will not be permitted to start work. Workers who have a valid driver's license and doctor's certificate may drive vehicles to transport workers and may be offered additional hours.
Supervisor(s) will provide instructions and directions to workers. Workers must be able to comprehend and follow instructions and communicate effectively to supervisors. Unusual, complex or non-routine activities will be supervised. Workers expected to perform basic duties in a proficient manner without close supervision.
Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse