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Farm Workers and Laborers, Crop

Bowling Nursery Inc

Simpsonville, KY

$14.26 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
Number of Workers Requested:
Job Duties:
Planting: Workers may be required to work as operators of wheel tractors pulling planters and planting wagons. Workers may be required to work on the ground planting trees that are fed through a tractor pulled planter-using shovels. Workers will be required to digtrees and shake excess dirt. Workers will also be required to plant trees by hand. Workers will be responsible for putting tied trees in sawdust for storage. Pruning: When pruning, it is vital to prune the unwanted branch while protecting the stem or trunk wood of the tree. While pruning trees,workers will receive proper tools for the particular job, i.e.,saw, prunes, and hand snips. These tools will be returned to the employer at the end of the task. The cost or tools destroyed maliciously or lost carelessly will be deducted from worker's wages. Workers will be responsible for picking back budded trees, staking trees, and tying trees to the stakes. Workers will assist with budding and grafting. Bare root tree production: Workers may be required to work on the ground tying branches with twine or hauling trees through the field and loading them onto trucks by hand. Workers will be responsible for identifying,budding & grafting bare root trees and seedlings. Workers will also hoe, weed,and grade bare root trees. Loading & unloading: Workers may be required to work loading or unloading bare root trees by hand into refrigerated trailers. Workers may be required to pack and load boxes and trucks for shipping. Workers may be required to load l, 2, or 3 Gal. containers onto wagons and into trailers or on trucks. In ground grow bags and container production: Workers will be required to work on the ground planting trees in the grow bags, which range in size from 12 inches to 24 Inches. Also, harvesting and loading trees, containers range in size from 30 gallon to 45 gallon. Nursery: Duties to Include, but not limited to: Tasks to be in relations to greenhouse & nursery activities such as mowing, weeding & trimming equipment, chopping weeds around plantings, staking, trimming and prepare plants for planting,and potting plants. Moving plant items from field to loading area. Alternative Work: General farm maintenance and other duties as required in the farming operation maintenance. Includes, but not limited to, preparing barns, draining fields, preparing land for planting, maintenance of tools & equipment, and other work as directly related to the crop activities for which the worker Is hired. Also includes fixing, clearing,and painting of fences I barns. Such work will be offered when climate or crop conditions preclude working in the primary activities listed above, General Conditions: If work Is available beyond normal workdays, employer may offer, but not require, worker an opportunity to work additional hours, Workers will report to work at designated time and place as directed by assigned employer each day. However, workers may be requested to ten (10) hours per day depending on the conditions in the fields and the maturity of the crops. Also, workers may be requested to work on federal holidays and their Sabbath but will not be required to do so. Workers may volunteer to work additional hours when work Is available.
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:
Special Requirements:
Physically able to bend, stoop, and able to stand on feet for long periods of time. Physically able to meet and perform all job specifications. May be required to take random drug and / or alcohol tests, at no cost to the worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment. All testing and background check will occur after employment has started and is not a part of the interview process. May be required to submit a criminal background check, at no cost to the worker. Felony convictions that employer reasonably believes, consistent with current law, will impair the safety and living conditions of other workers or other individuals on the farm will result in immediate termination. Failure to comply with request for criminal background check may result in immediate termination of employment.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Bowling Nursery Inc
Simpsonsville, KY 40067
Telephone Number:


2814 Todds Point Rd, Simpsonville, KY 40067

Job Order Details

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