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Greenhouse/farmworker

Virginia Agricultural Growers Association, Inc.

South Boston, VA

$15.81 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+14345498220
Extension
0
Email address to Apply:
vaga5037@gmail.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
15
Job Duties:
Nursery/Greenhouse - Duties may include but are not limited to: preparing soil and growth media, planting, transplanting, cultivating, pruning, cutting, deadheading, culling, pinching, pollinating, harvesting, trimming to shape, mowing, fertilizing with granular or liquid fertilizer, cleaning work area, transporting plant materials in the greenhouse or nursery area, loading and unloading plants and all other duties associated with plant production and /or otherwise participating in horticulture activities. Haul and spread topsoil, fertilizer, etc. to condition land. Spray, weed and water plants, shrubs and trees. Workers will be required to perform duties to prepare crops and ensure their development into marketable products. Workers will also pick orders, space plantings, load and unload product from carts, racks, benches, wagons and trucks for crop placement. Workers must lift full and empty metal benches of plants. Operate equipment necessary for the maintenance and operation of the grounds and facilities. Planting, Cultivating and Harvesting Strawberries - Duties may include but are not limited to: plant, cultivate, pick/harvest berries according to quality standards and pack strawberries in boxes, buckets, and/or crates. Load/transport harvested berries. May assist in set-up of product for sale of crop. Planting, Cultivating and Harvesting Vegetables/Fruits - Duties may include but are not limited to plant, cultivate, harvest and pack produce in boxes, buckets, and/or crates. May assist in set-up of product for sale of crop. When harvesting cabbage, asparagus, winter squash, pumpkins workers will cut selected produce with knife or shears and place in trailer drawn through field. Workers are also expected to perform task of packing, weighing, and loading trucks. Produce may include a variety of cucumbers, squash, sweet potatoes, potatoes, peppers, grapes, berries, asparagus, broccoli, beans, cantaloupes, peas, pumpkins, melons, tomatoes, corn, and other miscellaneous fruits or vegetables. Grapes will include, planting, placing bamboo stakes, installing grow tubes, hilling up vines, installing trellis, weeding, hedging, pruning, tying up vines, cutting grass, harvesting. In addition to the duties listed above in connection with the crops, the worker may or may not be required to perform variable tasks such as the following: Irrigation, ditching, hoeing, shoveling, placement and removal of plastic, spraying pesticides or herbicides, etc. Alternative work -General farm work will include maintain, drive, attach and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment connected with the duties listed above, make minor mechanical adjustments, repairs and service machinery, paint/repair farm structures, replace/repair fencing, perform general cleanup of farm areas, load and unload trucks, removal of rocks and clearing of land which is related to land preparation.
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:
No
Special Requirements:
Workers will be expected to conform to the specific instructions given for each days work. Assignments will be made by employer or a designated employee. Workers may be assigned a variety of duties in any given day and different tasks on the same day. Packaged produce may weigh from 50 to 75 pounds. Workers are exposed to wet weather early in the morning and through the heat of the day, working in fields. Temperatures may range from 30F to 110F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Employers will provide workers, without cost to them, with appropriate rain gear. Considerable bending is required. Workers should be able to work on their feet in bent, stooped or crouched positions for long periods of time. Allergies to grass, weeds, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals, etc., may affect workers ability to perform the work.
Number of Hours Per Week:
50
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Virginia Agricultural Growers Association, Inc.
Location:
South Boston, VA 24592
Telephone Number:
+14345726871

Worksite

Address:
VAGA & grower member(s) See Addendum B, South Boston, VA 24592

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24130-978696
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
5/21/2024

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