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Published on Nov 27 2021

Nursery Worker - Dock

$14.05  per hour
Visa required: H-2A
From Feb 1, 2022 to Aug 1, 2022


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Altman Specialty Plants, LLC - NJ

123 County Rd. 539
Allentown, NJ 08501
United States

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Job description

cactus, succulent products and other plants.
Nursery dock workers will sort, clean, re-pot, assemble and label nursery stock in accordance with employer standards. Final product will be placed on trays and loaded on trucks for delivery.
Essential duties: Maintain a clean, neat, orderly and safe work area. Ability to read numbers and names and differentiate between plants. Clean pots and plants. Repot/assemble plants in containers as directed by supervisor. Pack finished product securely in boxes and place in trays. Load finished trays onto racks. Shrink wrap finished racks and verify correct name and UPC are on labels. Load and unload plants from trucks.
Proficient and safe use of hand tools including but not limited to shovels and clippers. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies.
Must understand nursery quality control standards and have working knowledge of production procedures. Must select plants according to specific standards. Products must be handled carefully to prevent damage.
Work is done for long periods of time. Workers will assist in handling product (pulling, pushing or carrying) weighing up to 60 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, standing, bending, stooping, kneeling and crouching. Work required when plants are wet with dew and rain, and may be required during light rain, moderate winds, direct sun, high humidity and extreme temperatures. Temperatures during working hours can range from 35 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 worker’s ability to perform the job.
Employer will instruct workers in the safety and operation of equipment – including but not limited to forklifts - before use. Workers must operate equipment in a manner that protects operator, visitors, other workers, products, trees, crops and equipment. Workers must obey all safety rules and basic instructions. Communicate to supervisor any unsafe equipment or working area. Failure to comply with safety requirements and operating instructions may result in termination.
Must wear assigned personal protective equipment when required. Must report for work daily wearing work clothing and boots or other durable foot wear. Must wear proper protective footwear that is closed-toe in nature with a non-slip sole, such as work boots or trail-type shoes. Shorts, bathing suits or other casual clothing not permitted. Workers wearing clothing inappropriate for work will not be permitted to start work. Employer-paid post-hire drug and alcohol testing is required upon reasonable suspicion of use. Workers may not report for work while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The possession or use of illegal drugs or alcohol on company premises, including housing, is prohibited and will be cause for termination.
Tobacco use strictly prohibited on company property except for specifically designated areas. No smoking, vaping or tobacco use of any kind permitted in the fields, company vehicles, worker housing, or on company premises. This is necessary to protect against transmission of toxins and contamination from tobacco by-products. Employer reserves the right to discharge any employee found using any type of tobacco product in unauthorized areas.
Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer.

Special Requirements

This job requires a minimum of 3 months of agricultural experience working in a nursery handling both manual and mechanized tasks. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Workers must be able to perform manual and mechanized tasks with accuracy and efficiency Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire drug/alcohol testing is required upon reasonable suspicion of use. Workers that live in employer-provided housing must have or agree to receive a COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with company policy set forth in the Job Order.

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