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- Production-General Laborer. Perform a variety of complex tasks related to growing, harvesting and protection of field and container-grown plants, trees, shrubbery and other vegetation. Perform heavy manual labor including but not limited to planting, cultivating, pruning, shearing, applying fertilizer, herbicides and insecticides, loading and unloading plant material. Duties include potting, mixing soil, unload plants during potting, pick orders in sales, tag plants for sales, identify and tag plant material, recognize and control plant diseases, tie, bunch and wrap roots, pack plant material to fill orders, and load/unload plant stocks as needed. May operate and perform minor maintenance on farm vehicles or equipment. Though not a hiring requirement, if a worker drives a company vehicle during the period of employment then at the time of operating the company vehicle the driver must possess a valid driver’s license issued by a U.S. state or foreign equivalent and operate the company vehicle in accordance with the license restrictions and vehicle classifications applicable to that license. Prolonged walking, standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Failure to comply with the request or testing positive may result in immediate termination. All testing will occur post-hire and is not a part of the interview process. Negative result may be required post-hire and before commencing work. Must be able to lift and carry 75 lbs. repetitively throughout the workday. Must not hinder another worker’s productivity. Use of personal cell phone or other personal electronic device during working hours strictly prohibited except for work-related calls or emergencies and violation may result in immediate termination. Must commit to entire anticipated period of employment. The job offered is for a skilled nursery worker and requires 3 months verifiable nursery work experience (Horticultural Worker I). Must commit to entire anticipated period of employment.
Duties performed in the field will be sporadic all through the contract, including but not limited to, preparing the soil, planting, digging, raking, spraying, weeding, irrigating, and fertilizing all types of plants, shrubs, and small trees. Hauls and spreads topsoil, additives, etc. to condition the land. Workers will transfer plants by truck or wagon into fields for transplanting. Trucks containing, but not limited to, products such as plants, soil, additives, fertilizer, multiple size pots and other miscellaneous equipment, must be loaded/unloaded several times daily. Workers will be required to operate farm equipment such as weed eaters, hedge trimmers, back pack sprayers, etc. Must use shovel, hoe, pruning shears, and other small tools needed to perform job activities. Workers will be required to keep stock and work areas clean and free of weeds, unwanted grass, and debris. Workers must maintain buildings, work sites, housing sites and other areas as instructed by the employer or supervisor. Must clean work area and surroundings daily. Workers may dig out ditches or repair and clear fence rows. Between harvesting, workers will prepare crops for market as described above.
Workers may be required to perform work that is incidental to farming the crops listed in the application. All other duties, if any assigned, will be those duties of Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse DOT code 405.687-014 (SOC (ONET/OES) code 45-2092.00). 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.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse