Russell's Tree & Shrub Farm,LLC Horticultural Worker in East Amherst, New York
3 F/T H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 3/27/22 - 7/22/23.
Crops: Container and field grown nursery stock. This job order excludes bag loader duties.
Greenhouse/Nursery: Workers will perform any combination of the following duties concerned with preparing soil and growth media, cultivation, and otherwise participating in horticultural activities: haul, spread, dig, rake, and mix media to prepare the growing areas for production; cover and fill cold frames and greenhouses in preparation for planting; haul, plant, spray, weed, water, prune, trim, shape and space products; fertilize with granular or liquid fertilizer; tie, bunch, wrap, and pack trees and shrubs to fill orders and load onto trucks; work on potting line, in a greenhouse, or in an outdoor production area transplanting seedlings and liners into containers and place in growing area.
Bedding Plants: Workers will fill flats with potting soil in preparation for planting. Filled flats will be stacked for transport to planting area. Worker will then plant plugs or seedlings into flats as instructed by supervisor. Planted flats will be tagged with appropriate picture tags. Completed flats will be watered in by hand and placed in growing area for finishing.
Potted Plants/Hanging Baskets: Workers will fill pots/baskets with potting soil in preparation for planting. One or more transplants will be planted in each container as specified by supervisor. Completed containers will be watered and placed in growing area for finishing. Workers may be required to install hangers and tags on pots or baskets. Workers may be required to place watering tubes into containers to facilitate the irrigation process.
Trees and Shrubs: Workers will be working with trees and shrubs. Workers will plant, cultivate, harvest, propagate, grade, store and ship container and field grown horticultural products. Harvesting crops may include grading and tagging. Some harvesting may require digging up products and placing on pallets. Grading is done by size. Products are measured, tied in bundles and placed in storage for shipment. Workers will harvest seed and/or take cuttings from trees and shrubs, place in containers pre-filled with growing media and transplant cuttings and seedlings to prepared areas.
Bare Root Products: Workers will handle a variety of bare root products. Workers will propagate, plant, cultivate, harvest and prepare products for shipment.
General duties: Duties performed in the field will be sporadic through the contract due to crops and conditions. Duties include preparing soil, planting, pruning, cutting, deadheading, pinching, trimming to shape, spacing plants, fertilizing with granular or liquid fertilizer, cleaning work areas, transporting plant materials in the nursery/greenhouse, loading/unloading plants and duties associated with ornamental plant production. Between harvesting, workers may be required to perform duties to prepare crops for marketing. Workers will also unload pallets from trucks/wagons into fields for transplanting. Worker may unload and restock for storage.
See job order for full details.
* Must have 3 months verifiable experience working in a greenhouse/nursery.
* Lift up to 75 pounds throughout the work day.
* Exposure to extreme temperatures * Repetitive movements, extensive pushing/pulling, extensive walking and frequent stooping. * Driver requirements * Drug testing at no cost to the employee
The full terms and conditions of the job (form ETA790a) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from this website: seasonaljobs.dol.gov. For qualified applicants requiring a Spanish translation of this job order, please email DIPA@labor.ny.gov or call 1-877-466-9757. Please include the applicant name and job order number in your request.