Greenhouse Laborers

  • Seasonal Jobs H2A & H2B
  • United States
  • Jan 02, 2020

Job Description

Manually transplant or plant tomato, strawberry, pepper, cole crop plants, herbs, seeds, and flowers (95%). Operate equipment to move, load and unload greenhouse grown plants within the greenhouse growing area (5%). Prepare soil and growth media. Plant, spray, weed, and water plants using hand tools and gardening tools. Cut and transplant seedlings and cuttings. Clean work areas, sanitize, and maintain grounds, greenhouses, warehouse, and landscaping. Perform nursery sanitation duties including picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms and sweeping floors. Work is very fast paced during the busy season. Haul and spread fill-sand to maintain greenhouse floors, using wheelbarrows or carts and shovels. Maintain and repair sprinkler system in and outside of greenhouses. Feel plants leaves and note coloring to detect presence of insects or disease. Inspect plants and bud ties to assess quality. Operate tractors and machinery to fertilize, cultivate or spray. Operate equipment including forklifts and Cushman tugs. May repair nursery buildings. Apply pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. Push and pull carts. Work within an assembly line. Tag trays. Work on seedling line. Sit down seed flats and get up seed flats for delivery. Workers who have a valid driver's license and doctor's certificate may drive transportation vehicles to transport workers and may be offered additional hours.