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Farmworker; Sod 45-2092.00

Central Turf Farms

Albert Lea, MN

$18.50 per hour


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Job Description

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Job Duties:
Sod: Perform various activities associated with growing grass and sod at a commercial turf grass nursery. These activities will be performed exclusively in an outdoor environment. Aid in soil preparation. Will be sodding large areas, sow grass seed, plant plugs of sod grass, cuts, rolls, and stacks sod in accordance with supervisor’s instructions. Weed, hoe and propagate. Water, fertilize, spray, monitor, trim, weed, cut, roll, stack, load, transport, and discard sod. Operate mowing equipment or drive a tractor pulling a wagon through the field or between fields. Bag certified grass seed. Perform any other activities associated with growing grass and sod in a nursery. Workers will operate trucks, forklifts, and tractors. Tractors will drag, tow, lift sod specific equipment through the fields. Workers will work with sod harvesting equipment. Workers will work with sod planting equipment. Load and unload empty pallets by hand. Straw: Workers must load hay bales weighting up to 60 lbs. from farm to tractor-trailers via a conveyor. Stacks hay on conveyor and restack in trailer according to instructions. Hay harvested is dropped at end of conveyor. Using hay hooks, worker places bales on conveyor while other workers in the barn stack hay in hay/mow according to direction. Hay and straw harvested averages about 2500 bales per day. Corn, Beans & Wheat: Workers will perform a variety of manual tasks appropriate for grain crops being planted cultivated and harvested. Workers will help in preparing the land for planting. This may include attaching farm implements such as a plow, disc, and drill to tractor. May drive a tractor in field to till soil in preparation of planting. Worker may apply various types of fertilizer to the soil and plants. These bags can weigh 75 lbs. Workers may cultivate and thin crops using a hoe. Workers will remove undesirable and excess growth, such as tassel, suckers, and weeds by hand. Carries supplies such as bags and bailing wires to the fields. Clears irrigation ditches, using shovel. Workers may husk and shell corn. Loads and unloads trucks, unloads grain onto conveyors to storage bins or elevators. Cleans and lubricates farm machines. Clean fields of rocks, roots, limbs, stumps, and trees. Miscellaneous cleaning and debris removal from fields and farm. Irrigation: Workers will be required to use both center pivot and traveling gun irrigation systems, diesel, and electric irrigation pumps. Bagging of sand with shovels will be required and cleaning of debris from dams and suction lines. General Maintenance: Workers will be responsible for performing general maintenance around the farm. This will include fence mending, mowing, and weeding eating. Workers will repair and paint buildings to ensure they are in good repair. Farm Equipment Operation: Workers may be required to operate tractors, bobcats, mowers, weed eaters and other farm equipment during daily operations, as an incidental activity. Before any worker is required to operate any farm equipment, workers will be instructed in the safety and operation of the tractor before driving the tractor. Tractors should be driven in a manner to protect operator, other workers, products, trees, crops, and equipment. Repeated failure to obey safety requirements and operating instructions may result in termination. Properly licensed workers will driver employers vehicles on public roads. Trucks: Workers will be required to use drive field trucks in and around the farm to accomplish tasks in a supportive role to tractors and equipment. This sometimes required them to transport on non-private streets and highways. During certain duties, workers may be required to work in teams to accomplish a certain task. When engage in teamwork activities workers must coordinate with other members of the team to accomplish the task.
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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Special Requirements:
All applicants must have at least 3 months experience operating 50+HP sod harvester and other manual transmission equipment. Applicants must have a valid drivers license. Applicants must be able to furnish affirmative job references from recent employers. Must be physically able to meet and perform all job specifications stated in job order. Must be able to work in the hot humid weather for extended periods of time. Workers are subject to random drug testing post hire at no cost to the employee. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Central Turf Farms
Forrest Lake, MN 55025
Telephone Number:


16968 U.S. Highway 69, Albert Lea , MN 56007

Job Order Details

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