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GLACIER NURSERY, INC. Farmworker and Laborer in KALISPELL, Montana

Temporary full-time position from 3/5/2024 to 11/8/2024 This application encompasses: Wholesale nursery work with landscape trees, shrubs and perennials. This job requires 3 months experience of general farm labor experience. The lifting requirement for this position is 50 pounds. Workers will get an unpaid 30 minute lunch break and one paid 20 minute break. Spring work begins with uncovering the container trees, shrubs, and perennials (hence referred to as plants). Removing the weight holding the plastic down, rebar, PVC, white plastic, and straw. Tipping the plants upright and cleaning up debris. The uncovering is followed by planting plants into containers. Next will be the maintenance- trimming, spacing, watering, fertilizing and controlling weeds. Lastly the season will conclude with winterizing the plants remaining on the farm. Fall harvest work begins with trimming the plants, then workers will move container plants to locations and plants will be made ready for winterization. The plants are laid over; covered with straw and sheets of white plastic. The edges of the plastic are secured with PVC pipe with rebar stakes driven into the ground with mallets. The sheets of plastic are further secured with string, tires or cinder blocks. Some workers may be asked to select plants for sale and shipping, irrigate plants, load and unload plants from semi-trailers or operate equipment. May use hand tools, such as shovels, pruning shears, and hedge trimmers. Duties may include moving container plants, transplanting, planting, potting, pruning, trimming, staking, digging, and harvesting nursery stock in the field, weed removal with a hoe. Workers may also operate or tend equipment used in agricultural production and field preparation such as tractors, irrigation equipment and other commonly used equipment in agriculture and drive vehicles to transport farm workers, supplies, crops or equipment. Workers may clear debris from fields and clean/maintain farm buildings, structures, equipment, and work areas. All other duties assigned under this order will be those duties of Farm Worker and Laborer Crop, Nursery and Greenhouse, under the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics Standard Occupational Classification Code 45-2092 and Agricultural Equipment Operators 45-2091. In view of the statutorily established basic function of the Employment Service (ES) as a no-fee labor exchange that is as a forum for bringing together employers and job seekers, neither the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) nor the State Workforce Agencies (SWA) are guarantors of the accuracy or truthfulness of information contained on job orders submitted by employers. Nor does any job order accepted or recruited upon by the ES constitute a contractual job offer to which the ETA or a SWA is in any way a party.