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Greenhouse/Nursery Workers

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Big Creek Nursery
Physical Address
12451 Moffett Road
Wilmer, AL 36587
Job Description

Cultivation: Workers may be required to work as operators of wheel tractors pulling cultivators, mower or hilling disks.
Watering: Workers may be required to water trees by hand using pumps and hoses.
Spraying: Workers that have the proper certificates and training may be required to apply various chemicals such as herbicides, fungicides, and other chemicals required for the health of the plants and nursery.
GENERAL CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL CROPS: Fieldwork begins at assigned time usually shortly after daylight. Work is performed during light rain and in high humidity and in temperatures ranging from 100 () degrees to 35 degrees F.
Workers will work on their feet in bent, stooped, and crouched positions for long periods of time. Workers will make fast, simple, repeated movements of fingers, hands, and wrists. Workers must be able to bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with the body,
arms, and/or legs. Workers will use muscles to lift, push, pull, or carry heavy objects, such as potted plants. These could/will weigh from 30-50 lbs. Workers may occasionally lift trees weighing up to 100 lbs. Workers will supply their own work clothes.
All the tasks in this Job Description constitute one (1) job; the employer may assign workers to different tasks on any day or to multiple tasks during the same day in the sole judgment of the employer. Workers may be required to perform work on the
farm that is incidental to farming the crops listed in the application, such as performing hand cultivation tasks, weeding or hoeing, cleaning and repairing farm buildings, seed beds, racks, or grounds, operate tractor/farm equipment, incidental crop set up,
move irrigation pipes and equipment, gardening, weeding and shrubbing, etc. All other duties assigned under this order will be those duties of Horticulture Workers, SOC code 45-2092.01. This is a very demanding and competitive business in which
quality specifications must be rigorously adhered to. Sloppy work cannot and will not be tolerated.
The employer retains the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able to but does not demonstrate the willingness to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality
During certain duties, workers may be required to work in teams to accomplish a certain task. When engaged in teamwork activities workers must coordinate with other members of the team to accomplish the task.
Farm Equipment Operation: Workers may be required to operate tractors, golf carts, gaters, and other farm equipment during daily operations, as an incidental activity. Before any worker is require to operate any farm equipment, workers will be
instructed in the safety and operation of the tractor before driving the tractor. Tractors should be driven in a manner to protect operator, other workers, products, trees, crops, and equipment. Repeated failure to obey safety requirements and operating
instructions may result in termination.
Daily individual work assignments, crew assignments, and location of work, will be made by and at the sole discretion of the farm manger and/or farm supervisor as the needs of the farming operation dictate. Workers may be assigned a variety of duties
in any given day and/or different tasks on different days. Workers will be expected to perform any of the listed duties and work on any crop as assigned by the worker’s supervisor.
Approximate time during the contract period of crop activities for all crops included in the application. All of the time frames related to
specific job descriptions for each crop listed in job description is approximations for the purpose of disclosure to potential applicants,
applicants, and employee (both foreign and domestic). The job activities described may, in fact, occur earlier and/or later depending
on a wide variety of variable’s including, but not limited to, weather conditions, weather disaster(s), Acts of God, disease pressure,
positive or negative market conditions, availability or lack of availability of productions inputs, high or low cost of available inputs, and
other factors, that the grower could not reasonably anticipate at the time this application was submitted and is beyond the control of
the employer. These could develop and could occur at any time during the course of the growing season.
Anticipated Hours of Work: Worker will report to work at the designated time and place as directed by the Grower each day. The standard workweek is 7
hours per day
Monday-Friday and 5 hours on Saturday is normal; however, workers may be requested to work 12
hours per day depending upon the conditions in the
fields and maturity of the crops but will not be required to do so. Also, the workers may be requested to work on federal holidays and on their Sabbath but
will not be required to do so. Workers may volunteer to work additional hours when work is available. Down Time: Workers should expect occasional
periods of little or no work because of weather, crop or other conditions beyond the employer’s control. These periods can occur anytime throughout the
season. Starting and ending times may vary according to weather and crop conditions. When this occurs, the employer will give workers advance notice as
possible. Starting and ending times will change due to weather and crop conditions. During certain times of the season workers are required to work at
night. Workers will be given as much notice as possible when changing shifts are required. Also, the workers may be requested to work on federal holidays
and on their Sabbath but will not be required to do so. Workers may volunteer to work additional hours when work is available. If a worker is offered and
agrees to work more than the scheduled hours during the workweek, they must still report to work on their other scheduled days, unless arrangements are
approved in advance with the owner or supervisor. Choosing to work longer hours during the week does not exclude you from working each scheduled
work day. Not reporting for work on your scheduled work day will be counted as an unexcused absence.

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