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Union Springs, AL 36089
Temporary job 12/01/2019 – 04/24/2020
Cultivate and transplant vegetable, flower and herb seedlings and cuttings within a seedling line. Load and unload racks. Prepare soil and growth media. Plant, spray, weed, and water plants, using hand tools and gardening tools. Cut and transplant seedlings and cuttings. Feel plants’ leaves and note coloring to detect presence of insects or disease. Inspect plants and bud ties to assess quality. Move, load and unload greenhouse grown plants. Apply pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. Push and pull carts. Work within an assembly line. Work is very fast paced during the busy season. Tag trays. Work on seedling line. Haul and spread fill-sand to maintain greenhouse floors, using wheelbarrows or carts and shovels. Operate tractors and machinery to fertilize, cultivate or spray. May construct and repair nursery buildings. Sit down seed flats and get up seed flats for delivery. Fold and staple corrugated forms to make boxes used for packing horticultural products. Clean work areas, sanitize, and maintain grounds, greenhouses, warehouse, and landscaping. Perform nursery sanitation duties including picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms and sweeping floors. Workers who have a valid driver’s license and doctor’s certificate may drive vehicles to transport workers and may be offered additional hours. Drug and alcohol testing may be conducted post-hire at the employer’s expense and is not part of the interview process. Walk, sit, stand on concrete or other surfaces, push and pull, stoop and crouch for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive hand and finger movements. Work in inclement weather including hot, cold, wet, and/or humid conditions for extensive periods of time. Lift, carry, and load up to 50 lbs. Requires physical stamina. Three months of agricultural work experience required.