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Nursery Stock - plants and trees.
This job requires a minimum of three months of employment experience in out-of-doors manual labor jobs, preferably on a nursery or landscaping. Workers will be expected to perform manual jobs as well as equipment operation with accuracy and efficiency beginning with planting through harvest. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Plants, cultivates, maintains and harvests nursery stock. Workers will perform work including but not limited to planting, digging, mulching, transplanting, mowing, watering in nurseries and seasonal holding houses. Fertilize, prune, spray, space, water, tag and perform other plant maintenance. Count and inventory plants. Propagate plants from cuttings. Load/unload wagons and trucks. Remove plastic from seasonal holding houses in spring and cover seasonal holding houses with plastic in fall. Assist with building seasonal holding houses. Plant and dig field grown plants, burlap roots, perform general maintenance of field grown plants. Fill, lift and carry various size pots with soil and plants weighing as much as 60 pounds. Plants must be handled carefully so that minimal leaves, limbs and roots are broken. Performs any other duties involved in the maintenance of plant materials and nursery stock. Workers will require minimal supervision.
Workers must have an understanding of nursery quality control standards and a working knowledge of nursery production procedures. Workers must be able to harvest crops according to predetermined, customer specific standards. Must select and harvest crops which are suitable for various clients.
A clean driving record (no major moving violations such as but not limited to Driving While Intoxicated or Reckless Driving) is required to drive company vehicles.
Work is to be done for long periods of time. Workers are expected to perform duties including boxing, weighing and loading of product. Workers will assist in loading trucks with packaged product weighing up to and including 60 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet for long periods of time. Workers should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals, etc. may affect workers' ability to perform the job. Workers are exposed to wet weather early in the morning through the heat of the day, working in fields. Temperatures may range from 10 to 100 F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Saturday work required. Employer-paid post-hire random, upon suspicion, and post-accident drug testing required.
In addition, workers may be required to perform variable tasks relating to nursery production such as the following: irrigation, ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, weeding and other related tasks.
Work may also include mechanized field work using power equipment. By way of example and not limitation power equipment may include tractors, planters, sprayers, cultivators and other equipment. Workers will be expected to be able to operate agricultural equipment with or without direction.
Employer assures that workers will be provided transportation from living quarters to work site every day (for workers who must be provided housing under the applicable regulations.)
Persons seeking employment as experienced Nursery Worker must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Successful applicants will be subject to a trial period of up to five days during which their performance of required tasks will be evaluated.
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- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse