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Semmes , AL 36575
Description: Temporary job 01/17/2019 – 11/13/2019
Perform manual labor to plant, transplant, cultivate and tend to field grown and containerized plants, shrubs and trees Including azaleas, evergreen hedges such as boxwoods and hollies, shade hydrangeas, ferns, blackberry vines, figs, blueberries and other ornamental grasses and plants using hand and gardening tools.
Spray, weed, fertilize, trim, space and water plants, shrubs and trees using hand tools and gardening tools including gas powered pruners. Feel plants’ leaves and note their coloring to detect the presence of insects or disease. Inspect plants and bud ties to assess quality. Space and prepare planting areas and fields. Pot and label (tag) plants. Operate tractors, nursery vehicles and equipment to fertilize, cultivate and spray plants. Load and unload plants, planting tools and materials. Move containerized shrubs and plants using wheelbarrows, tractors or loaded rolling racks. Clean work areas and maintain grounds and landscaping. Haul and spread topsoil, fertilizer, peat moss and other materials to condition soil using wheelbarrows or carts and shovels. Maintain and repair irrigation and climate control protection measures. Perform routine maintenance, repairs, nursery, field and greenhouse sanitation duties including picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms and sweeping floors. As a minor activity, workers may assist in the construction of nursery buildings. Work is very fast paced during busy season. No smoking or tobacco products are allowed on nursery property at any time. Employer is a Drug Free Workplace. Drug testing is conducted post-hire at the employer’s expense and is not part of the interview process. Negative results are required before starting work. Requires prolonged walking, stooping, reaching, bending, pushing, and pulling. Lifting and carrying up to 50 lb. bags of fertilizer and 15 gallon potted plants. Work outside in extremely hot, cold and/or wet weather. Employer is a participant in the E-Verify program. Tom Dodd Nurseries1 Inc. does not hire persons convicted of sex related1 violent or drug related crimes except under extremely limited circumstances. Individual situations will be taken into consideration at the request of an applicant. Three months of nursery work experience required.