Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

K & W Nursery
United States
Job Description
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shrubs and trees.

Perform manual and mechanized tasks associated with the outdoor
production of horticultural products. Plant, cultivate, and maintain
nursery stock, trees, shrubs, bedding plants, plugs, liners, and other
horticultural varieties. Prepare fields/soil for planting. Remove cull
stock, debris, tree stumps, brush, ferns, vines and other growth from
planting area using hand tools or mechanized equipment (rakes, shovels,
hoes, tractors, mattocks, brush hooks and/or axes). Plant/pot seedlings
or liners\' by hand or mechanical planter. Propagate plants from
cuttings. Prepare trees for digging by tying or wrapping as necessary.
Hand dig trees and other plants with shovel or tree spade.

Perform general plant maintenance. Irrigate and apply fertilizer or
other chemicals. Train, prune, trim, shear, space, transplant and cull
trees and/or plants to ensure availability of marketable products. Shear
trees with proper taper and bud cut angle for quality. Tie/position
trees and plants by tying or wrapping as necessary. Count, inventory,
and grade trees. Select trees for cutting according to grade. Cut trees
using axe or chainsaw. Drag cut trees from cutting area. Bale trees
using tree baler. Wrap burlap or other covering around root balls and
secure with twice and/or stapes. Pack, label, tag, pull, sort, and store
plants by variety. Clean/maintain work area.

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

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.

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. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees,
insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a
worker\'s ability to perform the job. 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) in accordance with the specified lifting

Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required after a worker has an
accident at work. Workers with a clean driving record (no major moving
violations such as but not limited to Driving While Intoxicated or
Reckless Driving) and able to obtain an insurable driver\'s license may
drive company vehicles. Worker with appropriate licenses and a valid
doctor\'s certificate may transport other workers.

Supervisor(s) will provide instructions and directions to workers.