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Christmas Tree Farmworker 45-2092.00

Maple Row Farm LLC

Easton, CT

$16.95 per hour

INACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+12032619577
Email address to Apply:
info@mrfarm.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
8
Job Duties:
Christmas Trees: Workers will perform various duties on a Christmas tree farm which may include planting, cultivation and harvesting Christmas evergreen trees on a Christmas-tree farm. Removes brush, ferns, and other growth from planting area using hand tools such as mattock, brush hook, hoe, axe sling blade. Will hand plant seedlings, using mattock or dibble. May scatter fertilizer pellets over planted area by hand. May spray herbicides or pesticides. Shears tops and limb tips from trees, as specified by supervisor to control growth, increase limb density, and improve shape. Work is physically challenging and will be performed in steep mountainous terrain in varying weather that includes, but is not limited to cold, rain, snow, and sleet. Farm Equipment Operation: Workers may be required to operate tractors, skid loader and other farm equipment during daily operations, as an incidental activity. Before any worker is required to operate any farm equipment, workers will be instructed in the safety and operation of the tractor before driving the tractor. Tractors should be driven in a manner to protect operator, other workers, products, trees, crops, and equipment. Repeated failure to obey safety requirements and operating instructions may result in termination. During certain duties, workers may be required to work in teams to accomplish a certain task. When engage in team work activities workers must coordinate with other members of the team to accomplish the task. Employer retains the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malinger, or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but does not demonstrate the willingness to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product. GENERAL CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL CROPS: Fieldwork begins at assigned time shortly after daylight. Work is considered heavy labor. Work is performed during snow, cold, and in damp weather with temperatures ranging from 85+ degrees to 20 degrees F. Workers will work on their feet in bent position for long periods of time. Employer will provide all safety and special equipment when needed. Employees must be able to frequently lift 50 pounds. Workers will supply their own work clothes. All the tasks in this Job Description constitute one (1) job; the employer may assign workers to different tasks on any day or to multiple tasks during the same day in the sole judgment of the employer. Workers may be required to perform work, on the farm, that is incidental to farming the crops listed in the application, such as performing hand cultivation tasks, unloading trees from trucks, shaking trees, and manipulating evergreen brush, weeding or hoeing, cleaning and repairing farm buildings, grounds, set up and move irrigation pipes and equipment, gardening, weeding and shrubbing, etc. 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. Full Crop Commitment: This is regular work, 8 hours per day Monday- Friday is normal for the full remainder of the period of employment. The worker agrees to work for assigned employer(s) whenever work is available during the full remaining period of employment even though work may be slack at times. The worker understands that if the worker quits or is terminated for cause prior to the end of the period of employment, the worker will not receive the 3/4 guarantees and will not receive certain transportation reimbursements. Excessive tardiness and/or absences will not be tolerated and will result in termination.
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:
3
Special Requirements:
Workers must have at least 3 months experience working on a Christmas Tree Farm. Applicants must be able to furnish affirmative job references from recent employers operating comparable operations establishing acceptable previous experience. Must be physically able to meet and perform all job specifications stated in job order. Must be able to work in the hot humid weather for extended periods of time. Workers are subject to random drug testing at no cost to the employee. All drug testing will occur after the worker begins his or her employment and is not a part of the interview process. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Maple Row Farm LLC
Location:
Easton, CT 06612
Telephone Number:
+12032619577

Worksite

Address:
555 North Park Avenue, Easton, CT 06612

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23019-713539
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
2/1/2023

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