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Nursery Workers

MLH Farms, LLC

Lecompte, LA

$13.67 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+13187486579
Email address to Apply:
renee@poolesbrosnsy.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
25
Job Duties:
Workers will plant, transplant, cultivate, harvest, pot and label nursery stock plants for wholesale and retail. Operate nursery vehicles, equipment and machinery. Workers will transplant, harvest, pot and label container grown shrubs, woody ornamentals, grasses, trees, flowering perennials, and annuals in the field and greenhouse for wholesale and retail. Use hand and gardening tools to plant, weed, cut, thin, shape and fertilize shrubs. Operate nursery vehicles, equipment and machinery, and perform maintenance. Tie and bunch flowers, plants, shrubs, and trees; wrap their roots; sleeve plants. Prepare soil and growth media for planting, including hauling and spreading topsoil, fertilizer, peat moss and other materials to condition soil using wheel barrows or carts and shovels. Pull orders in accordance with specifications; load and unload plants and materials onto trucks, trailers and into vehicles. Clean work areas and maintain grounds. Apply pesticides and herbicides. 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. TERMINATION. Prior to any termination for cause, employer evaluates workers' performance of required tasks and compliance with Work Rules and other employer policies. Employer may terminate a worker for cause if the worker’s performance consistently and/or substantially fails to satisfy the employer’s reasonable expectations (in accordance with the criteria set forth herein), or otherwise engages in serious or egregious misconduct that endangers health, safety, or property. In assessing whether workers’ performance meets reasonable expectations, employer evaluates, among other reasonable criteria, whether the worker: (1) has adequately complied with the Work Rules and any other policies or procedures; (2) has complied with all health and safety guidelines, including the use of tools or equipment in accordance with best practices to protect the employer's property, crops, and in a manner that avoids injury or damage; (3) has treated company property (tools, equipment, crops, fixtures, etc.), with care and respect, avoiding damage or improper cleanliness or maintenance standards; (4) has timely and consistently followed instructions duly communicated by supervisors, crew leaders, and management personnel; (5) has complied with the employer’s quality control standards for ensuring a marketable product; (6) is not repeatedly tardy or absent, has reported to work at the time and place instructed, and remained at work for the agreed-upon work hours, unless such absence was excused or the worker timely communicated and sought approval for any deviation from such schedule; (7) has consistently performed the duties assigned, in the manner instructed, and has not purposefully malingered or acted in a recalcitrant manner (i.e., refusing without cause to perform certain duties, refused to follow instructions, performed work in in a careless or reckless manner that poses a risk to the employer’s crops/commodities, company property, or the health/safety of others, etc.). Non-U.S. workers may be displaced as a result of one or more
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:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
Three months of nursery work experience required. Lift and carry up to 50 lbs; repetitively walk, stoop, bend, reach, push/pull, and kneel for long periods of time and work in extremely hot, cold, and/or wet weather. Must be 18 or older. Employer is a drug and alcohol-free workplace. Drug, alcohol and COVID-19 testing is conducted post-hire at the employer's expense and is not part of the interview process. Negative results are required before starting work.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
MLH Farms, LLC
Location:
Forest Hill, LA 71430
Telephone Number:
+13187486579

Worksite

Address:
3334 Highway 112, Lecompte, LA 71346

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23336-539845
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
12/15/2023

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