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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Nursery Worker

Vandalia Produce, LLC

Buffalo, WV

$15.14 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
vandaliajobs@gmail.com
Web address to Apply:
public.workforcewv.org/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
10
Job Duties:
Plant, cultivate and harvest strawberries in a greenhouse operation. Lower and clip plants, remove shoots, prune, de-leaf, flower removal and harvest crops. Raise and lower vines. Use hand tools including, but not limited to shovels, brooms, clippers, rakes, and knives. Plant, interplant, and transplant by hand. Pick, cut, lift, or pull crops. Install drippers and hang hooks. Grading, sort, pack, and weigh product. Stack and de-stack product and supplies. Take care to prevent damaging produce and plants. May use mechanized equipment including but not limited to: sprayers, high lifts, and other power tools/equipment. Must operate agricultural equipment safely, with or without direction. Assist with greenhouse and pack house maintenance and repairs. Install/maintain irrigation systems and water lines. Move and install irrigation pipes and equipment. Dig and maintain ditches. Install and remove levee gates. Apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other crop protectants. Apply fertilizers, plant growth chemicals, conditioners, and other plant related treatments at the correct times depending on plant type, growth, climate and crop conditions. Workers must operate all equipment properly and in a manner that protects operator, others, the employer's products and property. Failure to comply with safety requirements and operating instructions may result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. Bending, stooping and kneeling required. Use hand tools including but not limited to hoes, shovels, shears, clippers, loppers, and saws. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs. Repair fences. Must wear assigned personal protective equipment when required. Must report for work daily wearing work clothing and boots or other durable foot wear. Workers wearing clothing inappropriate for work will not be permitted to start work. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Workers must be able to comprehend and follow instructions and communicate effectively to supervisors. Unusual, complex or non-routine activities will be supervised. Workers expected to perform basic duties in a proficient manner without close supervision. Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a worker's Sabbath or federal holidays. Workers will have an unpaid lunch break. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start time. TERMINATION. Prior to any termination for cause, employer evaluates workers' performance of required tasks and compliance with Work Rules and other employer policies. Employer may terminate a worker for cause if the worker's performance consistently and/or substantially fails to satisfy the employer's reasonable expectations (in accordance with the criteria set forth herein), or otherwise engages in serious or egregious misconduct that endangers health, safety, or property. In assessing whether workers' performance meets reasonable expectations, employer evaluates, among other reasonable criteria, whether the worker: (1) has adequately complied with the Work Rules and any other policies or procedures; (2) has complied with all health and safety guidelines, including the use of tools or equipment in accordance with best practices to protect the employer's property, crops, and in a manner that avoids injury or damage; (3) has treated company property (tools, equipment, crops, fixtures, etc.
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
Special Requirements:
Three Months of verifiable nursery work required Outdoor work required when plants are wet, or during light rain, snow, moderate winds, direct sun, high humidity and extreme temperatures. Temperatures in fields during working hours may vary. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Work is done outdoors for long periods of time and requires prolonged periods of standing and/or walking, repetitive movements, and frequent bending and/or stooping. Workers must be able to handle, lift, and carry heavy or bulky objects (product, containers) up to 50lbs. Employer-paid post-hire random and upon suspicion drug testing required.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Vandalia Produce, LLC
Location:
Buffalo, WV 25033
Telephone Number:
+17202193264

Worksite

Address:
1 Vandalia Way, Buffalo, WV 25033

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24151-051123
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
6/18/2024

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