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Published on Jun 15 2024

Nursery Worker

$14.33  per hour
Visa required: H-2A
From Jan 1, 2024 to Oct 31, 2024

Employer

18805 SW 208th Street
Miami, FL 33187
United States

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Job description

Perform manual and mechanized task associated with the production of tropical ornamental plants and other horticultural products. Hybridizing and breeding of sexual and asexual tropical ornamental plants specifically Aglaonemas, Ficus, Sansevieria, and Orchids. Apply fertilizers, plant growth chemicals, conditioners, and other plant related treatments at the correct times depending on plant type, growth, climate and crop conditions. Promote plant growth. Transplant plants.
Workers must operate all equipment properly and in a manner that protects the operator, others, the employer's products and property. Failure to comply with safety requirements and operating instructions may result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination.

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. 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. During the trial period, employer assesses whether the worker’s performance was consistent with the employer’s reasonable expectations, and evaluates, among other reasonable criteria, whether the worker: (1) has adequately complied with the Work Rules and any other policies or procedures; (2) has complied with all health and safety guidelines, including the use of tools or equipment in accordance with best practices to protect the employer's property, crops, and in a manner that avoids injury or damage; (3) has treated company property (tools, equipment, crops, fixtures, etc.), with care and respect, avoiding damage or improper cleanliness or maintenance standards; (4) has timely and consistently followed instructions duly communicated by supervisors, crew leaders, and management personnel; (5) has maintained appropriate quality standards in the performance of work (i.e., not just the quantity of work performed, but whether the worker has qualitatively performed his or her duties with the skill and proficiency necessary for the employer to produce a marketable product); (6) has maintained a positive and respectful attitude when engaging with supervisors, management, other workers, and/or customers; (7) has reported to work on time and remained at work for the agreed-upon work hours unless such absence was excused or the worker timely communicated and sought approval for any deviation from such schedule; (8) has made good faith, diligent efforts to maintain performance in the workplace (i.e., has not purposefully or intentionally loafed or acted in a recalcitrant manner, taken excessive breaks during productive hours, performed work in a sloppy, careless, reckless, or sloppily or recklessly, etc.).
Employer may terminate a worker for lawful job-related reasons, including but not limited to situations in which the worker: (1) Is repeatedly absent or tardy; (2) malingers or otherwise refuses, without cause, to perform the work as directed; (3) commits act(s) of misconduct or repeatedly violates the Work Rules; and/or (4) fails, after completing the trial period, to perform work in a competent and skillful manner, consistent with the employer's reasonable expectations under the criteria outlined above

Special Requirements

3 months verifiable experience working with tropical ornamental plants Outdoor work is required when plants are wet, or during light rain, snow, moderate winds, direct sun, high humidity and extreme temperatures. Temperatures in fields during working hours may vary. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honeybees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a workers ability to perform the job. Work is done outdoors for long periods of time and requires prolonged periods of standing and/or walking, repetitive movements, and frequent bending and/or stooping. Workers must be able to handle, lift, and carry heavy or bulky objects (product, containers) up to 50lbs.

Employer Contact Info

+13052326814

[email protected]

https://www.employflorida.com

Did you know that... there are 2 types of H-2 visas?

Agricultural workers get H-2A visas. H-2B workers are in non-agricultural jobs like construction.

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