Palm Farm Laborer - Ft. Pierce
Company: IMG Citrus, Inc.
Location: Fort Pierce
Posted on: October 26, 2018
Title:Palm Farm Laborer - Ft. Pierce ID:1161 Company:Cherrylake, Inc (Fort Pierce Satellite Farm) Description Palm Farm Laborer - Ft. Pierce JOB SUMMARY This position will work out of our Fort Pierce Satellite Farm Location. The position involves a variety of tasks, the main tasks are planting and harvesting palms and trees preparing palms for shipment, loading and unloading of products and pruning of trees and palms. The individual will be trained in all job functions and following safety rules is part of the job and is a critical value at Cherrylake. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOUNTABILITIES - Maintain palms and/or trees to meet Florida #1 standards or better according to Florida grades and standards. - Plant new material or harvest materials for shipment. - Maintain constant shapes between sizes when pruning. - Operate farm machinery, tools and farm tractors as needed. - Loading and unloading of crops from trailers. - Follow Cherrylake pruning processes and procedures. - Stake according to Cherrylake procedures. - Apply fertilizer and herbicide according to Cherrylake procedures. - Maintain sections clean and free of weeds, leaf litter, suckers, and trash. - Apply pesticides as indicated by Pesticide License Applicator (if applicable and trained) - Demonstrate a safe work environment. - Observe safety rules at all times. - All other laborer duties assigned. QUALIFICATIONS - Prior nursery, tree farm, landscaping or related field experience required. WORK ENVIRONMENT / HOURS OF WORK Physical Job Duties - Full range of mobility in upper and lower body; overhead reaching; ability to work in various positions, including, but not limited to, stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling, and squatting for extended periods of time. - Strenuous physical exertion with continuous lifting, bending and stretching. - Ability to lift objects independently from 50 lbs and over without assistance. - Ability to do work with using ladders of different sizes to reach trees. - May be required to demonstrate the ability to use hand equipment, such as clippers, loppers and machete safely and in regulation with CL's procedures and safety OSHA standards. Mechanized equipment is used as needed. Job Site Conditions - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, outside weather (heat or cold), pollens and dust. Hours of Work - Monday through Saturday, start and end times vary depending on organizational needs. May be required to work overtime during peak times. NOTICE CHERRYLAKE, INC. RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THE JOB DESCRIPTION AND/OR REQUIRE ADDITIONAL DUTIES AT ITS DISCRETION. DFWP, E-Verify & EOE
Keywords: IMG Citrus, Inc., Fort Pierce , Palm Farm Laborer - Ft. Pierce, Other , Fort Pierce, Florida
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