Bonnie Plants, LLC Greenhouse Worker in Utica, New York
12 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 03/06/2023 - 07/27/2023.
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 maintain, 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. Activities may include loading, unloading carts, watering, and working on the production line. Workers who have a valid driver's license and doctor's certificate may drive vehicles to transport workers and may be offered additional hours. Workers who complete an employer-paid safety certification may deliver, load, unload and organize our products at market locations within a 180-mile radius of our location.
Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a workers Sabbath or federal holiday. Additional hours are voluntary. 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.
Requirements: * Three months of agricultural experience of the duties mentioned * Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds * Drug testing can be performed post hire at the employers expense * Exposure to extreme temperatures * Extensive pushing/pulling/sitting/walking, frequent stooping, and repetitive movements
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.