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Field and Nursery Worker

Frontier Farms and Nursery, LLC

Anchorage, AK

$18.03 per hour


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Job Description: (3 months experience) Digging, cultivation & propagation by means of seed, cuttings, (clones) annuals, herbaceous perennials, herbs and shrubs, and grafting tree rootstock. Workers will plant, transplant, divide plants, trimming, fertilize, prune, spray for weed and pest control (pesticide application is under direct supervision by licensed pesticide applicator). Digging, potting, accurately labeling and potting-up sizes of field grown plants. Mixing topsoil and soil-less planting medium, preparing beds, lining out and applying mulch. Potting bare-root trees, shrubs and other plant material. Ball & burlap, mulch trees and large plant material. Mowing, watering and sprinkler system maintenance, greenhouse operations including maintaining thorough sanitation practices to prevent plant disease. Perennial propagation, also includes taking cuttings, division, and seeding, including pricking out seedlings, preparing cellular pots with soilless potting medium prior to transplanting and lining out according to sun/shade tolerance. Cultivate soil, haul manure and compost, mulch plants to help prevent weeds, control temperatures and conserve moisture. There will also be field and greenhouse maintenance, irrigation sprinkler system maintenance, including repairing damaged pipe and installing sprinkler heads with Oetiker clamps or equivalent. General maintenance of plant stock, which include mixing and applying pesticides, using drop or broadcast spreaders, backpack sprayer or boom sprayer. Know how to use Perfect-A-Feed or equivalent granular fertilizer applicator for slow release applications. Move and line out trees. Workers will be required to operate agriculture mechanized field equipment and will need to operate with or without direction. All tools, personal protective equipment for pesticide applications, and supplies to perform work duties are supplied by employer at no cost to employee. Working hours will be divided between nursery stock (seedlings, bareroot, field grown, potted, B&B, greenhouse production): trees,shrubs and perennials, including, grasses, herbs and annual plants, the quantities of particular species production depending on market and customer demands. Watering, weeding, fertilizing, pesticide applications for pests and weeds, as needed. There will also be field maintenance, coldframe and greenhouse maintenance, irrigation sprinkler system maintenance, tool sharpening, mower maintenance, and equipment up-keep, as needed.
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.

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The workday is from 7:30am to 3pm, Monday through Friday and from 8am through 1:30 pm on Saturday (7 hours/day M-F and 5 hours on Sat) for a 40 hour work week. Each workday includes an unpaid half-hour lunch break. The worker may be requested, but not required, to work as much as 12 hours in a day or on a Sunday, depending on weather conditions or to prepare plants for sale to accommodate customer schedules. Extreme cold, rain, sometimes snow, or wind may effect working hours. Employer offers 40 hours a week, according to weather, crop conditions and customer demand. Worker is expected to report to work at designated time and place as directed by employer each day. (Continued on Addendum C)
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7:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Frontier Farms and Nursery, LLC
Company Name:
Frontier Farms and Nursery, LLC
Anchorage, AK 99516
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4518 Virgo Ave (primary location) 2645 E 72nd Ave (secondary location - approx 3 miles away), Anchorage, AK 99516

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No piece rate, special pay or bonus
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