- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Plant, transplant, cultivate and harvest nursery plants, trees and shrubs using hand garden tools and equipment and pull plants to fill orders. Plants will be located, identified, selected, unloaded and loaded onto wagons, racks and trucks. Workers may label and tag plants while loading them. Winter protection activities will be performed including moving, uncovering plants and removing plastic from shelters. Operate and maintain nursery equipment, vehicles and hand tools. Move containerized shrubs, plants and trees using tractors. Participate in propagation, potting or transfer of plants, applying non-restricted pesticides and herbicides, pulling and selecting plants for sales orders, watering and other nursery functions. Space plants in field. Inspect plants to assess quality. Use extreme care while handling plants so no harm is caused to the plants. Maintain clean work areas, free of safety hazards and perform nursery sanitation duties including picking up trash. Drive vehicles to haul crops, supplies, tools, or farm workers on and off the farm. Work in a safe manner and participate in safety training and practices. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason.
Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a worker's Sabbath or federal holidays. Workers will have an unpaid lunch break. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start time.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse