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Horticultural Worker I

Worthington Farms, Inc.

Greenville, NC

$15.81 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+12527563827
Email address to Apply:
donna@worthingtonfarms.com
Web address to Apply:
https://seasonaljobs.dol.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
46
Job Duties:
Nursery Worker. Perform a variety of complex tasks related to growing, harvesting and winter protection of field and container-grown plants, trees, shrubbery and other vegetation. Perform heavy manual labor including but not limited to planting, cultivating, pruning, shearing, applying fertilizer, herbicides and insecticides, loading and unloading plant material and supplies. Duties include potting, mixing soil, unload plants during potting, pick orders in sales, tag plants for sales, identify and tag plant material, recognize and control plant diseases, tie, bunch and wrap roots, pack plant material to fill orders, and load/unload plant stocks as needed. Pull weeds/chop: Workers will walk along rows as specified by employer and remove weeds and grass from fields by hand or using a hoe. Cultivate and harvest flue-cured tobacco. Load and unload crops and farm materials. May operate and perform minor maintenance and repairs on farm vehicles, implements or equipment. Perform farm, field and shed sanitation duties. Mow grass and operate trimmer around farm buildings. Direct and monitor the work of casual and seasonal help during planting and harvesting. Operate farm vehicles to haul crops and drive other farmworkers from place to place around the farm properties (including on public roads to reach farmer’s fields) during the workday. May operate truck with GVWR of less than 13 tons to deliver crops produced on the farm (in its unmanufactured state) to storage or to market or to a carrier for transportation to market. Though not a hiring requirement, if a worker drives a company vehicle during the period of employment then at the time of operating the company vehicle the driver must possess a valid driver’s license issued by a U.S. state or foreign equivalent and operate the company vehicle in accordance with the license restrictions and vehicle classifications applicable to that license. Prolonged walking, standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Failure to comply with the request or testing positive may result in immediate termination. All testing will occur post-hire and is not a part of the interview process. Negative result may be required post-hire and before commencing work. Must be able to lift and carry 75 lbs. repetitively throughout the workday. Must not hinder another worker’s productivity. Use of personal cell phone or other personal electronic device during working hours strictly prohibited except for work-related calls or emergencies and violation may result in immediate termination. Must commit to entire anticipated period of employment. The job offered is for a skilled nursery worker and requires 1 month verifiable nursery work experience (Horticultural Worker I). Workers will be expected to perform any of the listed duties and work on any crop as assigned by the employer and/or worker’s supervisor. Harvesting includes digging up products, balling and securing delicate dirt and root systems in burlap secured with rope, pins or wire, to be stored until ready for shipment in farm staging area. Grading is done by size, shape, and quality. Products are measured and tied for storage and shipment. Duties performed in the field will be sporadic all through the contract, including but not limited to, preparing the soil, planting, digging, raking, spraying, weeding, irrigating, and fertilizing all types of plants, shrubs, and small trees. Hauls and spreads topsoil, additives, etc. to condition the land. Workers will transfer plants by truck or wagon into fields for transplanting. Trucks containing, but not limited to, products such as plants, soil, additives, fertilizer, multiple size pots and other miscellaneous equipment, must be loaded/unloaded several times daily. Workers will be required to operate farm equipment such as weed eaters,
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:
Prolonged walking, standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Failure to comply with the request or testing positive may result in immediate termination. All testing will occur post-hire and is not a part of the interview process. Negative result may be required post-hire and before commencing work. Must be able to lift 75 lbs. to shoulder height repetitively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 75 lbs. in field. Must not hinder another workers productivity. Use of personal cell phone or other personal electronic device during working hours strictly prohibited except for work-related calls or emergencies and violation may result in immediate termination. Requires one month verifiable prior work experience in the crop activities listed. Must commit to work entire contract period. Workers will be expected to
Number of Hours Per Week:
48
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Worthington Farms, Inc.
Location:
Greenville, NC 27834
Telephone Number:
+12527563827

Worksite

Address:
3661 Ballards Crossroads Rd, Greenville, NC 27834

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23345-558590
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
12/20/2023

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