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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Nursery Workers

Flowerwood Nursery, Inc.

Cairo, GA

$13.67 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+12519231044
Email address to Apply:
jpolczynski@flowerwood.com
Web address to Apply:
www.dol.ga.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
15
Job Duties:
Perform manual labor to cultivate and trim containerized plants, trees, shrubs, and grasses. Using order forms or according to supervisor's instructions workers will plant, select, harvest, prepare and load plants for shipping. Use hand tools including hammers, trimmers, power shears, pruning shears, shears, three-step stool, rakes, staplers, and assorted hand tools to perform nursery activities. Insert stakes and string for spacing. Stack, rack, move, space and jam nursery commodities. Label pots or hang labels on plants. Inform supervisors of the presence of insects, disease or quality concerns. Must assure accurate identification and count of plants when pulling orders to load onto delivery trucks. Accurately complete checklist when pulling orders. Jam plants, gently spread cloth over plants and anchor edges of cloth to implement freeze protection. Work with other workers to cover greenhouses. Count and check pots, plants and materials. Inspect orders on carts and shrink wrap carts. Load and unload nursery commodities, tools and materials. Workers must use extreme care while handling plants so no harm is caused to the plants and may only hold them by the container. Water plants and spread fertilizers. Apply herbicides to weeds. Stock supermarket (shipping dock) with plants. Build cannon and cc racks and assist in the maintenance of existing nursery structures and facilities. Operate company equipment including but not limited to forklifts. Clean and maintain grounds and facilities including weeding, picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms and sweeping floors. 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. During the peak harvest between February 15th and May 31st, workers may be offered additional hours Monday through Saturday. Seasonal work schedules may change after May 31st due to hotter temperatures. Workers may be required to start as early as 6:00am. Additional hours may be offered but will not be required. 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;
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:
1
Special Requirements:
One month of verifiable nursery work experience required. Work outside in extremely hot, cool and/or rainy weather. Lift, carry and load up to 50 lbs. Use a three-step stool. Perform repetitive movements. Walk, bend, stoop, kneel and stand for prolonged periods of time. Push and pull carts loaded with plants and/or materials. Must be 18 or older. Employer is a drug and alcohol free workplace. Drug 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):
7:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Flowerwood Nursery, Inc.
Location:
Loxley, AL 36551
Telephone Number:
+12519231044

Worksite

Address:
3108 US Hwy 84 East, Cairo, GA 39828

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23338-542399
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
12/13/2023

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