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nursery stock, trees.
This job requires a minimum of 3 months of prior experience working in a balled and burlap tree nursery, including specifically the operation of 50+ HP nursery equipment, handling both manual and machine tasks associated with nursery production. Workers must be able to perform manual as well as mechanized activities with accuracy and efficiency. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Workers will perform work including but not limited to planting, digging, transplanting, mowing, watering in nurseries. Plant seedlings or ‘liners' by hand (including riding and inserting liners in a mechanical planter) using mattock or dibble. Fertilize, prune, spray, space, water, tag and perform other plant maintenance. Apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other crop protectants. Mix and apply fertilizers, plant growth chemicals, conditioners, and other plant related treatments at the correct times depending on plant type, growth, climate and crop conditions. Load finished plants onto wagons and trucks. Plant and dig field grown plants, burlap roots, perform general maintenance of field grown plants. Prepare trees for digging by tying or wrapping as necessary. Hand dig trees with shovel or tree spade. Selects trees for cutting according to markings, size, species and grade. Cut trees using axe or chain saw. Drag cut trees from cutting area. Runs trees through tree baler. Inventory and grade trees. Must follow supervisor's instructions on pruning/shearing. Shear trees with proper taper and bud cut angle for quality. Products must be handled carefully to prevent damage.
Balled and burlap (B & B) tree production: Workers will be required to work as operators of skid steers with tree spade attachments or haul out tines. Workers may be required to work on the ground packaging the finished root ball on a tree by stapling burlap with hog ring pliers, tying basket loops with twine, crimping baskets with pig tail crimpers or tying branches with twine.
Bare root production: Workers will be required to work as operators of skid steers with bare root blade attachments. Workers will be required to work on the ground tying branches with twine or hauling trees through the field and loading them onto trucks by hand or machine.
Hand dig trees (with shovel). Shovel dirt and fill in holes after digging is complete.
Loading and Unloading: Workers will be required to work on flat bed trailers, tying B & B trees to the trailer with twine. Workers will be required to work loading or unloading bare root trees by hand or machine into trailers.
Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs.
Work is to be done in the field 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 60 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet for long periods of time. Workers should be able to work on their feet for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Work required in fields when plants are wet with dew and rain, and may be required during light rain, snow, moderate winds, direct sun, high humidity and extreme temperatures. 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. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs.
Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required at random.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse