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Nursery Worker

Tidewater Mulch & Material, Inc.

Chesapeake, VA

$14.91 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+17574369617

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
80
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: Nursery stock - annuals, perennials, container and tree material, christmas trees, hemp.. Job requires working in a nursery handling both manual and machine tasks associated with commodity production and harvest of nursery stock, trees, shrubs, perennials, and hemp. Workers will be expected to perform manual jobs as well as equipment operation with accuracy and efficiency beginning with planting through harvest. Workers will perform work including but not limited to planting, cultivating, hoeing, digging, mulching, transplanting, mowing, watering in nurseries and seasonal holding houses. Fertilize, prune, spray, space, water, tag and perform other plant maintenance. Count and inventory plants. Propagate plants from cuttings. Load finished plants onto wagons and trucks, and unload trucks. Remove plastic from seasonal holding houses in spring and cover seasonal holding houses with plastic in fall. Assist with building seasonal holding houses. Fill, lift and carry various size pots with soil and plants weighing as much as 70 pounds. Plants must be handled carefully so that minimal leaves, limbs and roots are not broken during transplanting process. Workers must have an understanding of nursery quality control standards and a working knowledge of nursery production procedures. Workers must be able to harvest crops according to predetermined, customer specific standards. Must select and harvest crops which are suitable for various clients. Workers will perform heavy manual field work including but not limited to planting, cultivating, harvesting/cutting and baling evergreen Christmas trees. Remove brush, ferns, vines and other growth from planting area using tractor, mattocks and brush hooks and axes. Plant seedlings using mattock or dibble. Shear tops and limb tips from evergreen Christmas trees, as specified by supervisor, to control growth, increase limb density and improve shape. Remove any brush or greenery left in fields. In general, prepare areas for planting seedlings in the spring. Perform tasks involved with industrial hemp planting, row harvesting, drying and handling. Work is to be done for long periods of time. Workers are expected to perform duties including boxing, weighing and loading of product. Workers will assist in loading trucks with packaged product weighing up to and including 70 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet for long periods of time. Workers should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals, etc. may affect workers' ability to perform the job. Workers are exposed to wet weather early in the morning through the heat of the day, working in fields. Temperatures may range from 10 to 100 F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Saturday work required. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required upon reasonable suspicion of use and after a worker has an accident at work. Work may also include mechanized field work using power equipment. By way of example and not limitation power equipment may include tractors, planters, sprayers, blowers, weedeaters, mowers and other equipment. Workers will be expected to be able to operate agricultural equipment with or without direction. Employer assures that workers will be provided transportation from living quarters to work site every day (for workers who must be provided housing under the applicable regulations.) Persons seeking employment as nursery worker must be available for the entire period requested by the employer.
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:
Job requires working in a nursery handling both manual and machine tasks associated with commodity production and harvest of nursery stock, trees, shrubs, perennials, and hemp. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 70 pounds. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required upon reasonable suspicion of use and after a worker has an accident at work.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Tidewater Mulch & Material, Inc.
Location:
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Telephone Number:
+17574369617

Worksite

Address:
225 Sign Pine Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23336-539581
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
12/11/2023

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