Low Falls Wholesale Nursery

Lone Star, SC

H2A Available Job

Number of Workers Requested:  18

Full Time:  Yes
Crops/Commodities: Nursery stock. Manual tasks related to the growing of nursery stock will include some combination of the following: preparing fields for planting by clearing cull stock, brush and debris; planting seedlings or ‘liners’ by hand (including riding and inserting liners in a mechanical planter); digging, loading, unloading or transplanting bare-root nursery stock; straightening, tying, pruning and shearing trees and shrubs; cutting, pulling or removing and mowing weeds or grass; watering trees and moving irrigation equipment; spraying herbicides and insecticides and applying fertilizer. Tasks related to harvest of nursery stock will include the following: taking inventory and grading plants, preparing trees and shrubs for digging by tying or wrapping as necessary; digging; wrapping burlap or other covering around root balls and securing with twine and/or staples; crimping wire baskets; lifting, carrying and loading nursery stock; and unloading, moving or loading supplies, including wire baskets. Plants must be handled carefully to ensure that leaves, limbs and roots are not broken during digging, handling, wrapping and/or transplanting processes. Work will also include heavy mechanized field work using power equipment. By way of example and not limitation power equipment may include power shears, pruners, loppers, chain saws, high lift and fork lift, skid steer loaders with diggers, and tractors. Work is to be done in the field for long periods of time. Workers are expected to perform duties including boxing, weighing and loading of product. Workers will assist in loading trucks with product weighing up to and including 60 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet for long periods of time. Workers should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Workers are exposed to wet weather early in the morning through the heat of the day, working in fields. Temperatures may range from 10 to 100 F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Saturday work required. Must be able lift/carry 60 lbs. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals, etc. may affect workers’ ability to perform the job. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Employer assures that workers will be provided transportation from living quarters to work site every day (for workers who must be provided housing under the applicable regulations.) Persons seeking employment as experienced Nursery Workers must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Successful applicants will be subject to a trial period of up to 5 days during which their performance of required tasks will be evaluated. If the performance is not acceptable to the employer the worker’s employment will be terminated. Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a worker’s Sabbath or federal holidays. Workers will have an unpaid lunch break. 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. TERMINATION. All workers will be subject to a five-day trial period, during which the employer will evaluate workers’ performance of required tasks. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker at the conclusion of the trial period if the worker’s performance fails to satisfy the employer’s reasonable expectations, or is otherwise unacceptable.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:  Yes
Months of Experience Required:  3
Special Requirements:  This job requires a minimum of three months of prior cultivation/harvest experience in a nursery, grass or tree farm, or tree fruit orchard, preferably with extensive ball and burlap (B&B) field harvesting experience. Workers must be able to perform all duties of entry level workers as well as perform additional mechanized activities with accuracy and efficiency. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Saturday work required. Must be able lift/carry 60 lbs.
Number of Hours Per Week:  45
Work Schedule (Start/End time):  7:30 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:  Low Falls Wholesale Nursery, Inc.
Location:  Lone Star, SC 29030
Telephone Number:  +18038266213

Worksite Address:

28 Boxwood Trail, Lone Star, SC 29030

Tagged as: H2A Available Jobs

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