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Farm Worker

Phillips Farms LLC

Milford, NJ

$17.20 per hour


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Job Description

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Employees will prepare greenhouse and horticultural space. Fill greenhouse containers with soil and other greenhouse mediums. Perform a variety of greenhouse jobs, including but not limited to, seeding, planting, tagging, transplanting, trimming, cutting, tying, and deadheading greenhouse crops. Stick cuttings from existing plants. Irrigate, fertilize, and apply pesticides to greenhouse crops. Select plants for sale and prepare plants/crops for sale and the field. Move plants by hand and nursery carts within and between greenhouses, from greenhouse to field, and from greenhouse to packing house and retail market located on farm property. Clean and sanitize greenhouse containers, nursery carts, greenhouse space and greenhouse equipment. Maintain and repair greenhouse irrigation systems, climate control systems, and greenhouse structures. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to level, plow, harrow, and fertilize ground, or to plant, cultivate, spray and harvest crops. Prepare fields and orchard grounds for agricultural use. Cut and trim trees and branches solely for the purpose of agricultural field and orchard use. Prune large limbs of fruit trees, remove broken, fallen or old fruit trees, and clear fallen tree debris from fencing, driveways, and production fields and orchards. Haul and spread topsoil, fertilizer, peat moss, and other materials to condition soil. Prune and thin perennial fruit crops outdoors. Plant fruit trees, vines, bushes, and plants. Seed and transplant vegetables, herbs, and ornamental crops. Walk beside or ride on planting machines while inserting plants or trees in planter mechanisms or ground at specified intervals. Install, move, maintain, and repair plastic mulch, drip tape, fruit trellis and fruit netting. Cover and uncover plants with frost/freeze protection. Perform cultural work including, but not limited to, fertilizing, staking, tying, trellising, vine/branch training, pruning, thinning, weeding, and cultivating. Install, operate, repair, and maintain irrigation using portable pipes, pumps, or ditches. Harvest, field grade, and bunch/pack fruits, vegetables, and ornamentals, based on correct size, color, and ripeness, by hand and/or using harvesting equipment. Place crops into appropriate containers/bins and load trucks and wagons by hand. Transport crops from the location of harvest to the packing house and retail market all located on farm property. Set up market. Remove plastic mulch, drip tape, stakes, strings, and crops when harvest time is complete. Employees will use a variety of hand tools, including but not limited to, rakes, hoes, shovels, wheelbarrows, clippers, shears, knives, pruning saw, chainsaws, and bow saws. Operate various farm machinery including, but not limited to, trucks, tractors, wagons, forklifts, pallet jacks, manure spreader, tillage equipment, levelers, sprayers, trenchers, mowers, and various types of planting, harvesting, and cultivating equipment. Attach farm implements such as plows, discs, sprayers, or harvesters to tractors, using bolts and hand tools. Manipulate controls to set, activate, and adjust mechanisms on machinery. Observe and listen to machinery operation to detect equipment malfunctions. Adjust, repair, maintain and service farm machinery, vehicles, implements and mechanical equipment necessary to this farming operation. Identify plants, pests, and weeds to determine the selection and application of pesticides and fertilizers. Mix and dump chemicals, powders, and solutions into spray machinery. Apply pesticides and fertilizers using hand sprayers and tractor drawn sprayers. Record agricultural inventory data, crop status, pesticide use, harvest times and crop yield. Inform farmers and/or farm managers of crop status and progress. Maintain inventory of agricultural materials, equipment, and products and order supplies as appropriate. Drive trucks and farm machinery to transport workers, tools, equipment, and crops
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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Mon-Sun. Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a workers Sabbath or federal holidays. Workers will have an unpaid lunch break. Workers must report to work at designated time and place each day. Weekend work required. Start/End times will vary. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions and other factors. Approximate hours: Sun-Wed: 7AM-4PM, Thurs: 7AM-5PM, Friday: 7AM-6PM, Sat: 7AM-5PM. Random drug testing during employment. All drug testing is performed without regard to an employee's citizenship or immigration status, and all testing is paid for by the company. Exposure to insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides, as well as allergens such as ragweed, goldenrod, and bees. 1 month experience required pruning, training, and harvesting small fruit, tree fruit, and vegetables. 2 hour training in Food Safety, 2 hour training in Pesticide Safety, 4 hour training in Forklift &
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Phillips Farms LLC
Milford, NJ 08848
Telephone Number:


91 Crabapple Hill Rd, Milford, NJ 08848

Job Order Details

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Bonus at employer's discretion.
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