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Winter Building and Grounds Maintenance

Norwich Meadows Farm LLC

Norwich, NY

$16.95 per hour


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Norwich Meadows Farm LLC requires seasonal Winter Building and Grounds maintenance crew to handle specific needs tied to the Winter Season running from late November through mid-March at our 3 locations with structures needing winter care and maintenance totaling over 55 acres. At the conclusion of the growing season and throughout the winter will clean, sanitize and prepare all farm machinery including 5 commercial trucks, 4 commercial vans, 3 passenger buses, 14 tractors and various other equipment for winter storage. Prepare vehicles and equipment for spring planting and other seasonal usages. Clean and repair high tunnels over winter including the placement of wooden and/or steel braces to support snow loads. Clearing & cleaning of heavy snowfall during and after snowstorms from structures and lanes between structures to include farm roads and lanes in addition. Workers will operate 75-115 HP tractors with snow plow blades attached, pickup trucks with attached snow plows and front-end loader to move snow to disposal locations, as well as hand tools. Repair and/or replace any damaged high tunnels due to wind storm damage. This can include repair/replacement of plastic, doors. Regularly clear and clean snow off 220 high tunnels + 6 nursery greenhouses. Clean, sanitize and maintain storage facilities through the winter. Will perform deep cleaning on empty greenhouses to include removal of grow tables and other structure structures to facilitate disinfectant cleaning. On a regularly scheduled basis check temperatures of storage units and make sure AC units are working correctly and report status to management/supervisor(s). Monitor storage crop holding areas for quality of product. Cull and remove product that begin to show stages of decay or decomposition to maintain quality of remaining product. Prepare all structures- greenhouses/high tunnels for following seasons plantings. Due to health and safety concerns relating to use of sanitizing/sterilizing solutions and the operation of equipment on our farm, workers are required to have the ability to comprehend simple oral and written instructions. After hiring, employer may conduct random drug tests at employer’s expense. Must be physically able to lift up to 80 pounds *Workers referred against this order must have a minimum of 2 months experience in performing tasks described in this order. Workers will be required to possess or obtain a driver’s license to operate pickup trucks on NYS and county highways en route to different farm locations where building and grounds maintenance is required.
Job Classification:
45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators

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a. Workers must be able to demonstrate that they are physically able to perform the work as described. b. The employer will provide 0 days of training. c. Employer may require worker to perform any available general farm work if the guarantee referenced in Section 17a Additional Assurance for Clearance Orders is invoked. d. Employer may terminate worker with timely notification to the NPC and DHS, if the worker: 1) Refuses, without cause, to perform work for which the worker was recruited and hired; 2) Commits serious acts of misconduct; 3) Fails to reach production standards (if any); or 4) Abandons Job (Job Abandonment) is absent for five consecutive previously scheduled days without prior notification to employer.
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7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

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Norwich Meadows Farm LLC
Norwich, NY 13815
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4450 NY Rt. 23, 1 mile west of Norwich on NY Rt. 23, Norwich, NY 13815

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