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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farm Work Laborer

Big Sky Farms, LLC

Lincolnton, NC

$14.91 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+17048203022
Email address to Apply:
office@bigskyfarms.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
6
Job Duties:
Work in fields. Prepare soil/growth medium. Haul and spread topsoil, fertilizer, peat moss, lime and other soil conditions on sod grass and turf areas. Dig, rake, and screen soil. Sow grass seed and plants sod plugs. Unroll and place sod. Cut, roll and stack sod. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Prepare fields/soil for planting. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. Bending, stooping and kneeling required. Use hand tools including but not limited to hoes, shovels, shears, clippers, loppers, and saws. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Use power equipment including but not limited to: tractors, planters, mowers, plows, sprayers, cultivators, power shears, chain saws, fork lifts, skidsteer loaders, sod cutters. Must operate agricultural equipment safely, with or without direction. Install/maintain irrigation systems and water lines. Move and install irrigation pipes and equipment. Dig and maintain ditches. Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repair. Repair fences. Prepare fields/soil for planting. Remove cull stock, debris, tree stumps, brush, ferns, vines and other growth from planting area using tractor, mattocks, brush hooks and/or axes. Plant, cultivate and maintain nursery stock, trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals in condition for shipping and sale to customers. Pot seedlings or ?liners? by hand or mechanical planter. Propagate plants from cuttings. Perform general plant maintenance. Prune, trim, space, transplant and cull plants to ensure availability of marketable products. Irrigate and apply fertilizer. Pack, label, tag, pull, and store plants by variety. Count, grade, and inventory plants. Prepare plants for digging by tying or wrapping as necessary. Dig plants. Drum lacing and quarter lacing. Wrap burlap or other covering around root balls and secure with twine and/or staples. Crimp wire baskets. Must understand nursery quality control standards and have working knowledge of production procedures. Must harvest crops according to specific standards. Must select and harvest crops pursuant to customer needs. Workers must operate all equipment properly and in a manner that protects operator, others, the employers products and property. Failure to comply with safety requirements and operating instructions may result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination. Work is done in the field for long periods of time. Workers may perform duties including boxing, weighing, loading/unloading and installation of product. Workers may assist in loading/unloading of trucks and lifting to a height of 5 feet. Rolls of sod may weigh up to 75 pounds plus or minus depending on moisture content. Workers must work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. 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 in fields during working hours can range from 10 to over 100 degrees F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a workers ability to perform the job. Workers should be able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Must wear assigned personal protective equipment when required. Must report for work daily wearing work clothing and boots or other durable foot wear. Workers wearing clothing inappropriate for work will not be permitted to start work.
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:
3
Special Requirements:
This job requires a minimum of 3 months of agricultural field work experience, preferably working in a sod farm or tree and shrub farm handling both manual and mechanized tasks. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 75 lbs. Workers with a clean driving record (no major moving violations such as but not limited to Driving While Intoxicated or Reckless Driving) and able to obtain an insurable driver's license may be required to drive company vehicles.
Number of Hours Per Week:
44
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Big Sky Farms, LLC
Location:
Lincolnton, NC 28092
Telephone Number:
+17048203022

Worksite

Address:
2480 Reepsville Road, Lincolnton, NC 28164

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23347-563221
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
12/28/2023

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