Schichtel's Nursery Inc. Nursery Workers in Springville, New York
9 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 10/1/2021-11/21/2021. General Duties: Duties performed will include propagating plants from cuttings, grafting plants, preparing soil, planting, pruning, cutting, deadheading, pinching, trimming to shape, spacing plants, potting, fertilizing with granular or liquid fertilizer, cleaning work areas, transporting plant materials in the nursery and greenhouse areas, loading and unloading plants and all other duties associated with ornamental plant and tree production. Between harvesting, workers will be required to perform duties to prepare crops for marketing. Workers will unload and restock for storage. Duties include winter protection activities including moving, covering, and uncovering plants and applying or removing plastic from shelters. Clean and maintain equipment and facilities. Workers will assist supervisors in communicating information regarding work duties and requirements and instructing other workers in planting, cultivating, harvesting techniques, grading, labeling, packing, and loading activities. Workers will serve as the lead worker in small crews. Workers will work on their feet in bent, stooped and crouched positions and on ladders up to ten (10) feet in height for long periods of time. Employees must be able to lift and carry plant material or equipment ranging in weight from 50 to 80 pounds frequently throughout the work day. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals, etc. may affect workers' ability to perform the job. Workers are expected to work outside in all weather conditions including cold, snow, rain, and heat. Temperatures may range from 10 to 100 F. Workers may be required to work during rain and snow conditions that are not severe enough to stop field operations. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Work on Saturdays is required. Workers are expected to be at work on time every day work is available and to work the full work day as specified in this job order. Employer reserves the right after employment to ask any employee to take a blood or urine test to determine whether he/she is under the influence of controlled substances, illegal drugs or alcohol at the employer's expense. Employer will provide transportation between living quarters and the work site every day for workers who must be provided housing under the applicable regulations. Requirements: * Requires a minimum of three (3) months of verifiable prior experience working in a commercial nursery, handling both manual and machine tasks associated with nursery production and harvest activities, including experience with balled and burlap (B&B) tree and shrub production, grafting of plants and propagation. * Lifting requirement of 80 lbs. * Criminal background check. * Random drug testing can be performed post-hire at the employer's expense. * Repetitive movements, exposure to extreme temperatures, extensive pushing/pulling and frequent stooping. 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.