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Forest Workers

Pritchett Forestry Services, Inc.

Sweet Water, AL

$16.20-$23.76 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+13347364402
Email address to Apply:
comartin@tds.net

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
130
Job Duties:
Manual itinerant work hand tree seedling planting to reforest and maintain timberlands. Plant bare-root or containerized tree seedlings using a shovel, hoe dad, dibble bar, hoe, or powered auger. Transport trees in a tree bag. Select optimum planting location to meet spacing, soil, and shade requirements. Tamp soil around tree seedling with foot or planting tool. As minor activities, thin trees using a chainsaw, brush blade or other hand-held equipment to remove excess trees and other vegetation, determine which immature trees to leave for accelerated growth, depending on spacing, species, size, freedom from disease or other defect, and possible damage to remaining trees, cut brush and other vegetation and may chip debris and move slash away from roads, fire trails and remaining trees, which excludes workers cutting mature trees, apply repellent or fertilizer to tree seedlings, sow seeds, transport tree seedlings from nursery, discard substandard seedlings, and confer with other workers to discuss issues such as safety. Workers who apply for and obtain an FLC or FLC employee certificate of registration with driving authorization by the USDOL Wage and Hour Division during the employment period may transport workers, count and check and may be offered additional work hours. These jobs involve propagating, protecting, and managing forest tracts. Drug free workplace. Drug testing may be conducted throughout the employment period at no cost to the worker. Employer may pay a piece rate of $15.00-$22.00 per acre planted correctly, or the prevailing wage in the area of intended employment, whichever is higher. or applicable piece rate, whichever is higher. If a piece rate does not result in average hourly piece rate earnings during the pay period at least equal to the amount the worker would have earned had the worker been paid at the hourly rate, the worker’s pay will be supplemented to increase the earnings to the equivalent hourly level.
Job Classification:
45-4011.00 - Forest and Conservation Workers

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:
Must be 18 years or older. Requires physical stamina. Extensive walking over rough terrain. Work is in adverse weather. Must lift and carry 50 lbs. Production standard of 2000 trees correctly planted per 8 hour day after one week of on the job training. Work schedule and locations dependent on weather conditions. Must pass drug screenings. Overnight travel required.
Number of Hours Per Week:
48
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Pritchett Forestry Services, Inc.
Location:
Sweet Water, AL 36782
Telephone Number:
+13347364402

Worksite

Address:
198 Old Highway 10, Sweet Water, AL 36782

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-400-22214-391921
Multiple Worksites:
Yes
Additional Wage Information:
See job duties.
Date Posted:
8/10/2022

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