Reference this job order number when inquiring about this position. Inquiries must be made prior to 07/19/2021.
REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 18 years of age. Must be available the entire work period of 03/12/2021-11/26/2021. Must agree to work Mon-Fri, 6 hours per day, Sat, 6 hours. Employer will provide transportation from employer provided living quarters to work site every day. Must read, and agree to, all terms and conditions of employment prior to a referral to the employer.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have at least 3 months of verifiable experience in all job duties. This job requires exposure to extreme temperatures, ability to lift 60 lbs., repetitive movements, extensive walking, frequent stooping, extensive pushing and pulling, drug screen, criminal background check.
JOB DUTIES: Handling manual tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities. Perform manual and/or machine tasks associated with the cultivation and maintenance of container horticulture trees 3+ gallons from a 60's flat and up. Maintenance of tree including pruning, staking, lifting, tape gun and straightening of trees and maintenance of holding systems. Application of fertilizers and use of earth moving equipment, hand tools and gas powered equipment. Maintaining work area clear of any litter and keeping tools and supplies in good working order.
Operate Equipment according to safety guidelines. (ex. Tractors, high reach, elevating platforms, Pruning tractors, skid steer, unloader, reticulating tractors)
-Maintain holding systems (ex. Ropes, trellis, rebar, and pipes)
-Utilize various hand tools and small engine gas powered equipment.
-Work on ladders.
-Lift and straighten large container trees.
-Maintain constant shapes between containers sizes when pruning.
-Sanitize equipment between trees when pruning.
-Stake trees with bamboo, pvc or metal using proper protocols.
-Use tie tape for staking bamboo to trunk and tying leaders of trees.
-Apply top-dress and sub-dress dibble fertilizer to containers by hand and mechanically.
-Maintain clean sections free of weeds, leaf litter, suckers and trash.
-Manually apply granular herbicide or liquid herbicide via back-pack sprayer hand crank/mechanically.
-Make sure empty areas also receive herbicide
-Keep all equipment, tools and supplies clean and in good working order.
-Maintain trees to meet ANLA standards or better according to ANLA grades and standards.
-Communicate with team and other departments.
-Team work environment.
-Demonstrate a safe work environment.
-Follow ANLA pruning processes and procedures.
-Maintain equipment to make sure it is in excellent working order and return back to central inventory.
-Prepare the farm before major storms by laying trees down, cutting roots, removing irrigation. Assist in picking up trees after storms.
-Assist with the process of shifting or potting blocks of trees accordingly:
-Potting of all types plugs, bare root, shift up into any size container, up tp and including 65 gallon containers.
-3gallon to a 30 gallon tree
-15gallon to a 45 gallon tree
-30gallon to a 45 gallon tree
-30gallon to a 65 gallon tree
-65gallon to a 100 gallon tree
BOARD ARRANGEMENTS: Employer will furnish free and convenient cooking and kitchen facilities so workers are able to prepare their own meals. The employer will provide transportation to assure workers access to stores where they can purchase groceries.
HOUSING: Employer-provided housing is available for all workers who live outside a reasonable daily driving distance.
TRANSPORTATION TO WORK SITE: The employer will provide transportation for all workers living in the employer-provided housing to and from the daily work site(s).
WORKERS COMPENSATION INSURANCE: Provided.
TOOLS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT: Tools, supplies, and equipment needed to complete the job will be provided by the employer at no cost to the worker.
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