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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Sod Farm + Blueberry Worker

Quality Turf, Inc.

Burgaw, NC

$15.81 per hour

INACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+19102593064
Email address to Apply:
qualityturfjobs@gmail.com
Web address to Apply:
https://seasonaljobs.dol.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
5
Job Duties:
Sod Farm + Blueberry Worker: cuts, rolls and stacks sod by hand. Plants, waters, sprays, weeds and mows sod. Operate harvesters and forklifts to load pallets of turf. SOD: Prepares soil and growth medium, hauls and spreads topsoil, fertilizer, peat moss, lime and other soil conditions on sod grass and turf areas. Digs, rakes, screens soil. Fills tanks with water. Weeds, water, sows grass seed and plants plugs of sod. Operates mowers and sod cutters. Cuts, rolls, and stacks sod. Load and unload sod. Plant, prune and hand-harvest blueberries. Field grade, sort, or classify berries by size, weight, color, or condition. Work is to be done in the field for long periods of time. Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Load and unload crops and farm materials. May operate and perform minor maintenance and repairs on farm vehicles, implements and equipment. May operate and perform minor maintenance and repairs on farm vehicles, implements and equipment. May repair fences, greenhouses, farm buildings and other structures, or perform irrigation activities. 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 light truck or van off the farm and over the road to drive themselves or other farmworkers from place to place, such as to the grocery store, bank, government agencies, medical or dental offices and so forth. May deliver or assist in delivery of sod produced on the farm within a radial of 144 miles from the field in which it was grown (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. Work may also include mechanized field work using power equipment. By way of example and not limitation, power equipment may include tractors, planters, sprayers, cultivators, mowers, lifttrucks and other equipment. Workers will be expected to be able to operate agricultural equipment with or without direction. Workers should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Allergies to grasses, ragweed, goldenrod etc. may affect workers’ ability to perform the job. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Workers are exposed to wet weather early in the morning through the heat of the day while working in fields. Temperatures may range from 40° F to +100° F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations.
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. Workers may assist in loading of trucks by lifting 75 pounds to a height of 5 feet or more repetitively. 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. Must be 18 years old. Requires one month verifiable farmworker
Number of Hours Per Week:
42
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Quality Turf, Inc.
Location:
Burgaw, NC 28425
Telephone Number:
+19102593064

Worksite

Address:
1540 Pinkney Rd, Burgaw, NC 28425

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24033-687154
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
2/8/2024

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