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Nursery Worker

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Work Place Description

Mostly outside. Generally hot and humid weather in summer months. Must work in inclement weather conditions, including freezing conditions.

Essential Job Functions

Prepares soil, cultivates and participates in horticultural activities under close supervision in nursery. Hauls and spreads top soil, fertilizer, peat moss and other materials to condition land. Digs, rakes, and screens soils and fills cold frames and hot beds to prepare them for planting. Plants trees in containers. Plants, sprays, weeds, and waters trees. Fills growing tanks with water. Prepares scion and ties buds. Traps and poisons pets.

Essential Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Must be able to read, write, understand, and follow instructions. Must have knowledge and skills of basic nursery operation. Ability to operate assigned equipment safely and efficiently. Ability to keep proper and adequate records.

Other Functions Include but are Not Limited To

Must be able to read and be capable of mixing proper amounts of chemicals for spraying herbicide of pesticide materials as instructed. Performs other duties as may be required from time to time.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum 2 years experience in a nursery or greenhouse. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. unassisted (including, but not limited to, various attachments and related equipment parts).


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