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Farm Crew Leader Job in Oberlin, Ohio US

Farm Crew Leader

Confidential Posting - Oberlin, OH

Posted: 9/9/2021 - Expires: 3/8/2022

Job ID: 231505050


Job Description

Reference this job order number when inquiring about this position. Inquiries must be made prior to 04/16/2022.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 18 years of age. Must be available the entire work period of 11/15/2021-09/15/2022. Must agree to work Mon-Fri, 7.5 hours per day, Sat, 7.5 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 6 months of verifiable experience in all job duties. This job requires exposure to extreme temperatures, ability to lift 100 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. Crops/Commodities: flowers, plants, vegetables, plugs, liners. This job requires a minimum of 6 months of verifiable agricultural experience overseeing crews in a greenhouse or nursery, or 6 months of supervisory training in a greenhouse or nursery operation handling manual and machine tasks associated with production of flowers, nursery stock and vegetables. Crew leaders are responsible for overseeing that nursery workers perform manual as well as mechanized activities with accuracy and efficiency. This job is for working greenhouse crew leaders. Workers must possess ability to recognize species and varieties of plant stock, ability to read and understand signs, labels, and to understand written and oral work orders. Work involves serving as crew leader for greenhouse crew. Workers will be required to train new workers. Workers will assist the greenhouse manager/management in ensuring that the work performed and the production procedures are accomplished in accordance with the established procedures and guidelines. Worker must be able to communicate with the greenhouse manager/management concerning scheduling tasks, performance, training, program design, and work flow. Workers may be required to keep an inventory of all greenhouse stock, provide reports to greenhouse manager/management concerning review of the technical work performed by subordinates, supplies, losses and damages. Employees perform a wide variety of tasks related to the growing, harvesting and delivery of quality flowers and plants. Workers will maintain tool inventories, maintain nursery property and perform other duties assigned by employer. Perform shoveling, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. Bending, stooping and kneeling required. Use hand tools including but not limited to shovels, shears, and clippers. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Install/maintain irrigation systems and water lines. Clear debris from field and clean/maintain buildings, structures, equipment, and work areas. Assist with farm building/greenhouse maintenance and repairs. Build/repair fences. Plant, cultivate and maintain nursery seedlings and plants, including perennials, bedding plants, plugs, liners, vegetable plants and hanging baskets in condition for shipping and sale to customers. Pot/plant seedlings, fill and label trays, move product to greenhouses, and organize product on docks for loading, pull and assemble orders in accordance with instruction. Attach hangers to baskets and hang throughout seasonal holding houses using ladders. Move containerized plants using rolling/electric carts, load/unload trucks and product from conveyor belt. Prepare plants for digging by tying or wrapping as necessary. Dig plants. Drum lacing and quarter lacing. Wrap burlap or other covering around root balls and secure with twine and/or staples. Crimp wire baskets. Must understand nursery quality control standards and have working knowledge of production procedures. Must harvest crops according to specific standards. Must select and harvest crops pursuant to customer needs. Products must be handled carefully to prevent damage. Work is done in the greenhouse/farm house for long periods of time. Workers may assist in handling product weighing up to 100 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet. Workers must work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Work required in fields when plants are wet with dew and rain, and may be required during light rain, snow, moderate winds, direct sun, high humidity and extreme temperatures. Temperatures during working hours can range from 10 to over 100 degrees F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop operations. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a workers ability to perform the job.


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).


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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Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time
Job type:
Agriculture, H-2A, FLC
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
No school grade completed
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Work Shift:
Job Reference Code
$15.31 - $0.00 /hour
Licenses / Certifications:
Display Recommended WorkKeys®Recommended WorkKeys®:
Applied Math: 5
Graphic Literacy: 5

Workplace Documentation: 5