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Nursery Workers

Perino's Garden Center, Inc.

Metairie, LA

$13.67 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Perform manual labor to plant, transplant, cultivate, harvest, pot, space and move containerized and field grown annual and perennial plants, shrubs and trees by hand or using hand garden tools and equipment. Operate tractors and other machinery and equipment to fertilize, spray and move plants. Prepare soil and growth media for planting. Prune, irrigate, weed, load and unload plants and planting materials. Feel plants' leaves and note their coloring to detect the presence of insects or disease. Dig, cut, and transplant seedlings, cuttings, trees, and shrubs. Propagate plants from cuttings. Perform air layering of wood plant material and grafting. Inspect plants and bud ties to assess quality. Graft plants and trees into different rootstock to reduce disease by inserting and tying buds into incisions in rootstock. Move containerized shrubs, plants, and trees using wheelbarrows or tractors. Clean work areas and maintain grounds and landscaping. Haul and spread topsoil, fertilizer, peat moss, and other materials to condition soil using wheelbarrows or carts and shovels. Maintain and repair irrigation and climate control systems. Work also includes cleaning algae with rakes/tools out of ponds. Greenhouse maintenance and repair. Cover Greenhouses. As a minor activity, unload Christmas trees. Workers that will be using employer provided vehicles may be issued company cell phones to communicate with supervisors and for emergency situations. Workers with licenses may drive vehicles to haul crops, supplies, tools, or farm workers, and may be offered additional hours. 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.
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

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Three months of nursery work experience required. Work is in adverse weather conditions. Perform prolonged bending, reaching, walking, standing, pushing and pulling of carts and lifting and carrying of 50 lbs. Employer is a drug-free workplace. Drug testing is conducted post-hire at the employer's expense and is not part of the interview process. Must be 18 or older.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Perino's Garden Center, Inc.
Metairie, LA 70002
Telephone Number:


3100 Veteran's Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA 70002

Job Order Details

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