Perform manual labor to transplant tomato, pepper, and cole crop plants, herbs, flowers and seeds. Operate equipment and machinery. Move, load, and unload greenhouse grown plants.
Prepare soil and growth media. Cut and transplant seedlings and cuttings. Dig, rake, and screen soil, and fill cold frames and hot beds to prepare them for planting. Operate tractors to fertilize, cultivate or spray. Operate forklifts, lawnmowers, and ATVs. Work is very fast paced during busy season. Haul and spread fill-sand to maintain greenhouse floors using wheelbarrows or carts and shovels. Maintain and repair sprinkler system in and outside of greenhouses. Feel plants leaves and note coloring to detect presence of insects or disease. Inspect plants and bud ties to assess quality. Pot and label plants. May repair nursery buildings. Apply pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. Work within an assembly line. Tag trays. Work on seedling line. Sit down seed flats and get up seed flats for delivery. Clean work areas, sanitize, and maintain grounds, greenhouses, warehouse, and landscaping. Perform nursery sanitation duties including picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms and sweeping floors. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a workers ability to perform the job. Workers should be able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. All workers will be subject to a two day introductory period during which the employer will evaluate workers' performance of required tasks. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker if the employer reasonably finds worker's performance during the trial period to be unacceptable. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason. All terms and conditions included in the job order will apply equally to all workers, both U.S. workers and H-2A workers, employed in the occupation described in this job order.
Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a workers Sabbath or federal holidays. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start 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. Workers may be assigned a variety of duties in any given day and different tasks on different days.
TERMINATION. Employer may terminate a worker for lawful job-related reasons, including but not limited to situations in which the worker: (1) Is repeatedly absent or tardy; (2) malingers or otherwise refuses, without cause, to perform the work as directed; (3) commits act(s) of misconduct or repeatedly violates the Work Rules; and/or (4) fails, after completing the two day introductory period (whichever is applicable), to perform work in a competent and skillful manner, consistent with the employer's reasonable expectations. Non-U.S. workers may be displaced as a result of one or more U.S. workers becoming available for the job during the employers recruitment period. Job abandonment will be deemed to occur after five consecutive workdays of unexcused absences.