Saint Elmo, IL
H2A Available Job
Number of Workers Requested: 23
Full Time: Yes
Cultivate and transplant vegetable, flower and herb seedlings and cuttings within an assembly line. Prepare soil and growth media. Plant, spray, weed, and water plants, using hand tools and gardening tools. Monitor plants leaves and coloring to detect presence of insects or disease. Inspect plants and bud ties to assess quality at all stages of production. Move, load and unload greenhouse grown plants. Apply pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. Work is very fast paced during the busy season. Haul and spread fill-sand to maintain greenhouse floors using wheelbarrows or carts and shovels. Operate tractors and machinery to fertilize, cultivate or spray. Operate numerous hand-held and motorized equipment in the performance of duties for growing and moving plants and materials from warehouse, greenhouses, and docks, as well as those needed for maintenance and repairs. May maintain and repair nursery buildings. Sit down and get up seed flats for delivery. Clean work areas, sanitize, and maintain grounds, greenhouses, warehouse. Perform nursey sanitation duties including picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms and sweeping floors. Adhering to health and safety practices. Complying with all company policies regarding attendance and punctuality. Workers who have a valid driver’s license and doctor’s certificate may driver vehicles to transport workers and may be offered additional hours. Drug and alcohol testing may be conducted post-hire at the employer’s expense and is not part of the interview process. Drug and alcohol testing will be mandatory when there is reasonable suspicion of impairment and/or a reportable work accident. Testing will be conducted at the employer’s expense. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honeybees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker’s ability to perform the job. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason. Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a workers Sabbath or federal holidays. Workers 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.
Experience Required: Yes
Months of Experience Required: 3
Special Requirements: Three months of agricultural work experience required. Walk, sit, stand on concrete or other surfaces, push and pull, stoop and crouch for long periods of time. Use of repetitive hand and finger movements. Work outside in inclement weather including hot, cold, wet, and/or humid conditions for extended periods of time. Lift, carry, and load up to 50 lbs. Must be 18 years of age or older. Employer is a drug-free workplace. Workers will be subject to drug testing if they have been involved a reportable accident or upon reasonable suspicion that drug use may be impacting job performance. Any drug testing will be conducted post-hire at the employer’s expense and is not part of the interview/hiring process.
Number of Hours Per Week: 48
Work Schedule (Start/End time): 7:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Company Name: Bonnie Plants, LLC
Location: Vandalia, IL 62471
Telephone Number: +16188293233
1894 North 1950 Street, Saint Elmo, IL 62458