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Farm Utility Worker

Costa Delray, LLC

Venus, FL

$14.77 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+13052473248
Email address to Apply:
nquintana@costafarms.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
379
Job Duties:
The Farm Utility Worker position includes the planting, growing, maintenance, and packing of plant material. All workers are required to adhere to important safety, quality and production standards alongside fellow workers with a positive, professional, team-based attitude and a consideration for the safety and health of fellow workers. Primary Responsibilities include: • Accurately and quickly planting young plant material (plugs or liners) while on potting line conveyor • Accurately and quickly pruning plant material to designated specifications • Applying cares tags and bar codes • Assembling, disassembling and/or repairing shipping racks for use or storage • Assembling and/or moving plant material on shipping trays • Applying fertilizer • Unloading trucks and rearranging racks with or without plant material • Pulling, loading, offloading and/or consolidating plant material (plants, plugs or liners) to/from field or production barn as needed and according to job orders and instructions • Repairing and maintaining production and non-production areas such as ground cover repair, grass trimming and weeding at times using mower or gas-powered trimmers • Re-spacing, spreading, consolidating or dumping plant material according to task/job orders • Executing task work orders and documenting quantities and the status of completion • Performing general housekeeping duties such as sweeping, mopping, and picking up trash or debris around the farm • Weeding plant material • Identifying and reporting plant quality issues including removing debris, dirt or poor-quality foliage prior to shipping • Operating or working on production line using soil mixers, flat fillers, conveyors, and potting machines • Replacing plant containers as needed prior to shipping • Placing lot tags in production lots • Pruning or trimming plants as instructed by a grower using pruning shears, scissors, or mechanical trimming equipment Operating a forklift, farm tractor, golf cart and/or electric tug Additional Responsibilities include: • Monitoring soil moisture levels and evaluating environmental factors in order to create and execute an irrigation plan • Performing basic preventive maintenance or minor repairs of farm equipment such as tractors, golf carts, sanitation and/or irrigation equipment such as hoses, water breakers, fog lines, drip lines, sprinkle heads, and wands • Opening and/or closing of shade/greenhouses according to schedule • Installing and/or removing winter plastic • Maintaining and cleaning farm drainage ditches and roadways • Using and maintaining spray equipment as needed to apply fertilizer or other chemicals as may be required • Placing or stacking pots • Properly mixing, measuring, and applying a wide range of pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides in order to execute work orders for sprays and drenches • Repairing or replacing benches and/or growing structures • Operating a front-end loader or bobcat • Staging production items including coconut coir, hydra fiber (wood fiber) and chemicals • Transporting hard goods (pots, trays, tags, etc.) to correct farm location
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:
3
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Costa Delray, LLC
Location:
Miami, FL 33170
Telephone Number:
+13052473248

Worksite

Address:
956 Old State Road 8, Venus, FL 33960

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24110-907567
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
0
Date Posted:
5/1/2024

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