- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Workers may perform the following duties which are related to nursery production and distribution in open growing fields and in environmentally controlled structures (ECS).
Assist supervisors in directing assigned tasks and instructing workers in planting, cultivating, harvesting techniques, grading, labeling, packing, and loading activities. May serve as lead worker in small crews.
Dig bare root nursery plants and seedling, wash plants, sort, store plants in the warehouse or sawdust heeling beds, store seedling, cut bandsaw, pull orders, load trucks & trailers, grade, bundle, tag, assemble/dismantle warehouse racks, crates and bins, scion wood collection and processing, and shipping activities boxing and palletization of plants, load and unload flats and or trucks/trailers for shipping, place and remove row cover, collect and stick cuttings (field/greenhouse), collect and clean seeds, stick hardwoods and sowing seeds in trays/field, dip, cut roots/limbs (process in preparation to plant), process cuttings, layer bed planting and packing, push and pull stakes in field/pots, pot, de-pot, straighten stakes via machine, hand & machine tie, color code, maintenance during spring/summer months: prune, limb, trim, sprout, weed, plant straighten, hoe, top, place and remove grow tubes, plant, graft, bud, wrap, band removal, and ability to maintain and sharpen hand tools.
Assist with irrigation activities based on water needs and climate conditions, operate irrigation equipment, and monitor crops’ water needs to ensure application of correct amount of water. Weed removal by hand or spray. Maintain heaters, irrigation equipment, fans and other equipment commonly used in environmentally controlled structures, lay down ground cloth, install poly, install shade cloth. Adjust thermostats on heaters, timeclocks for irrigators, open and close doors, and vents. Toss surplus or damaged plants.
Assist with field inventory counts & quality control, record information to maintain records for accurate inventory using spreadsheet or computerized inventory control equipment (computers and handheld devices) assist with monitoring pest and disease in plants and applying fertilizer and pesticides. Toss surplus or damaged plants.
Plant, prune, irrigate, scion, collect seeds and nuts, apply pesticide, paint trunk, remove trees and perform other maintenance and harvest duties as required.
Pull orders, place tags and apply marketing material to finished product; build racks, load and unload trucks, prune trees and shrubs; spray plants with pesticides application; label, count and grade plants; record information to maintain records, including computer, handheld inventory device; process and package shipping paperwork, mix soil and prepare growth media using skid steer or front-end loader; space plants, cover or uncover structures and plants with poly or shade cloth. Fill containers or flats using automated soil flat-filling machinery; place identification stakes and individualized pre-pricing information on finished product; prune, pinch, remove dead leaves, old flowers, and dead branches off of plants to create market quality, select quality plants, and place products on pallets and trailers; place signage used for identifying plant varieties in canyards; install, remove and repair irrigation or trellising systems, construct container covering sleeves and pot wraps for marketing purposes; build and assemble bamboo trellises used in plant production. Toss surplus or damaged plants.
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- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse