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Prides Corner Farms, Inc. Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery in Lebanon, Connecticut

79 Full-Time Seasonal H-2A Jobs available 03/06/2024 - 08/30/2024.

Crops/Commodities: nursery stock.

Experienced nursery workers to plant, cultivate and harvest bare root, ball-and-burlap trees and shrubs, containerized trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and perform other duties related to nursery production. Specific duties and skills required include the following:

Plant Cultivation: Through knowledge and judgment, employ proper pruning techniques for wide range of Prides Corners plant varieties. Exhibit understanding of pruning protocols to ensure uninterrupted availability goals for key crops. Possess ability to identify individual plants that require staking and then decide on the particular staking protocols for that plant. Stick cuttings, transplant plants, pot plants and space plants.

Must possess ability to understand verbal and or written work instructions. Must be able to understand and identify plants by botanical name and apply proper identification tag.

Plant Harvest and Shipping Activities: Harvest, pack, label, stack and load trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals using techniques appropriate for individual varieties of plants. Possess ability to identify and select appropriate color picture tags for placement on plants.

Possess ability to determine the exact grades and quantities for selecting trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals for sale. Must be able to measure and understand Prides Corner Farms' appropriate quality standards for each shipment depending on individual customer demands.

General Nursery Duties: Drive tractors while pulling multiple wagons, including ability to properly back tractors pulling wagons. Work may also include mechanized nursery work using other power equipment. By way of example and not limitation, other power equipment also may include planters, sprayers and other equipment. Workers will be expected to be able to operate agricultural equipment including but not limited to mowers, weed eaters and ATVs as well as daily use of field trucks and tractors with or without direction. At times, under the guidance of a facilities technician, workers may be asked to perform repair and maintenance of agricultural equipment.

Requirements:

  • 3 months experience in duties listed
  • Post-hire employer-paid drug testing required
  • Lifting requirement 60 lbs.
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures, pushing or pulling
  • Extensive sitting or walking
  • Frequent stooping or bending over

The full terms and conditions of the job (form ETA790a) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from this website: seasonaljobs.dol.gov * Repetitive movements

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