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Nursery Worker

Legacy Labor, Inc.

Colfax, NC

$15.81 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
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Job Duties:
Crops: Shade Trees, Flowering Trees, Evergreen Shrubs, Deciduous Flowering Shrubs, Vines, Ground Covers, Ornamental Grasses, Roses, Perennials, Blueberries, and figs. Unload incoming deliveries of plants, supplies, equipment and tools. Select plant orders, label and prepare for delivery to customers. Load trucks with nursery plants and supplies. Growing of nursery plants including mixing growing media, plotting, watering, pruning, weeding, fertilizing, liming, spacing, staking, trellising and leaf clean up. Set down of newly plotted plants on growing areas or inside greenhouses. Pick out poor quality or dead plants. Maintain growing areas, roads and ditches. Maintain nursery greenhouses (cover, strap, patch and uncover greenhouse plastic) Install frost protection blankets as needed. Repair greenhouse doors and structures, paint as needed. Assemble and maintain greenhouses. Weed control throughout the nursery. Daily clean up of work areas, trucks wagons, lunch room, loading dock, emptying trash containers. Maintain nursery container storage areas. Stand up blown over plants on windy days or following windy weather conditions. Install posts, wires and cables to prevent blow over of some plants. Install plant anchors to keep plants standing upright as well as tying individual plants to wires or cables to prevent blow over. Perform minor irrigation repairs. Clean up following completion of the irrigation repairs. Install drip irrigation tubes and emitters on newly potted plants. Operate nursery tractors to pull wagons with nursery plants on board (operational and safety training provided). Additional job duties: Working in onsite show beds, stock beds and fields. Assist with plant production to include trimming, splitting, potting, and moving plants into and out of on-site greenhouses and fields. Workers will assist with plant growing to include weeding, planting beds and fields, working in on-site landscaping of show beds, trimming, pruning plant inventory, and moving plants into and out of on-site greenhouses and fields. Assist with plant shipment to include cleaning, organizing, moving plants into and out of on-site greenhouses and fields, watering, weeding, boxing, and tagging plants for shipping and loading trucks. Farm Equipment Operation: Workers may be required to operate 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. General Maintenance: Workers will perform various duties for upkeeping of the nursery property, lawns, gardens, greenhouses, fields, equipment, and buildings. These duties may include painting of nursery buildings, fence repair, mowing, weed eating, and other general building and ground maintenance.
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 working in a commercial greenhouse. Applicants must furnish affirmative job references from recent employers operating comparable operations establishing acceptable previous experience. 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 at no cost to the employee. All drug testing will occur after the worker begins his or her employment and is not a part of the interview process. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Legacy Labor, Inc.
Cadillac, MI 49601
Telephone Number:


1867 Sandy Ridge Road, Colfax, NC 27235

Job Order Details

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