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Nursery/farm/irrigation/livestock Worker

Harding Nursery, Inc.

Colorado Springs, CO

$16.34 per hour

INACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
hardingoffice@aol.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
3
Job Duties:
Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of trees, shrubs, perennials, nursery and livestock. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to general farm work/irrigation/crop production. General Farm Work will include the following responsibilities: maintain, drive, attach and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize and harvest crops; make minor mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery; may mix and/or spray chemicals (according to appropriate restrictive use laws, when/if applicable); remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; remove rocks from field; paint farm structures; replace/repair fencing; perform general cleanup of farm areas; drive, load/unload trucks; operate motor bike or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties. Will apply specific horticultural techniques as instructed by the employer when carrying out the following responsibilities: prepare fields/plant/spray/weed and irrigate plants/shrubs/trees; recognize disease and/or nutrient/moisture requirements by plant texture/development or soil condition; observe general condition of plants and apply the appropriate care; apply chemical products; mix planting soil; pollinate/prune/transplant/pinch plants and cull appropriately to ensure development of product; propagate plants; harvest/pack and store crop; maintain and repair structures/grounds; haul and spread soil/products to condition land; dig/rake and screen soil and fill cold frames/hot beds; fill growing tanks with water; plant shrubs/plants in containers; prepare flowers/plants/shrubs/trees to fill orders; move containerized trees/shrubs; dig/wrap roots of shrubs/trees; prepare crops for shipment; load/unload plant materials. Irrigation duties will include the following: Handlines: connect pipes; check alignment of pipe and adjust for proper water distribution; attach lines to water supply; turn valves to start flow of water. Drip Irrigation: install/maintain drip lines. Other Irrigation Duties: Maintain and repair irrigation systems; remove pipes from storage and lay out/place in predetermined patterns in fields; observe revolving sprinklers and adjust to ensure proper operation and uniform distribution of water. Duties related to the production of Livestock will include the following: check physical characteristics, observe general condition of livestock and apply the appropriate care; examine animals to detect illness/injury/disease, rate of weight gain or to determine delivery time, assist in delivery; apply or administer medications, vaccines and/or insecticides; mix feed/additives and feed/water livestock; place mineral blocks; drive equipment to haul/distribute feed/water; herd livestock; confine livestock in stalls; clean/disinfect livestock corrals/stalls/sheds; dock, castrate, brand, clip/tag and clamp livestock; maintain records on animals; hoist/stack bales of hay onto wagon/truck
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:
No
Special Requirements:
Applicants must have 20 days experience with nursery/irrigation work and livestock care and provide the contact information of at least one reference who can verify experience and performance. Applicants hired must be able to obtain a valid Drivers License as driving on public roads may be required. To meet minimum acceptable performance standards when irrigating, the worker must, after a 10-day conditioning period, move an average of at least 48 40-foot sections of 3-inch pipe or 44 40-foot sections of 4-inch pipe per hour under normal working conditions.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Harding Nursery, Inc.
Location:
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Telephone Number:
+17195965712

Worksite

Address:
721 North Powers Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80915

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23104-935596
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
$16.34 +OT for hours worked over 60/week. The employer will abide by all of Colorado's agricultural laws to include Senate Bill 21-087 ("SB87") and the Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Order (COMPS order) #38.
Date Posted:
5/4/2023

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