Job Info
Job Title: Crop Worker
Location: Myakka City, FL
Job Number: 10962
Posted Date: 8/7/2019
Job description

Summary of responsibilities:

  1. Routine care and treatment of crops.
  2. Harvesting of crops.
  3. Other duties as assigned.

Brief description of responsibilities and duties:

Routine care and treatment of crops.

  • Performs routine care and treatment of the crops throughout the growing cycle, including weeding and thinning
  • Performs routine manual flowers emasculation and pollination when required
  • Promptly signals any abnormalities of the crops to the group leader
  • Sowing and transplanting

Harvesting of Crops.

  • Performs mainly manual harvesting of crops, during the harvest period
  • Seed extracting and cleaning

Other duties as assigned.

  • Performs other related activities in support of team efforts
  • Performs the plant preparation and cleanup of the greenhouses
  • Performs simple maintenance on equipment and buildings

JOB PROFILE:

Education / knowledge

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred
  • Training in horticulture, possibly achieved through practical experience
  • Forklift certified and current pesticide applicator’s license preferred or ability to obtain

Skills

  • Assertive and clear communicative skills (verbal and written), including active listening skills 
  • Able to lift harvested product or planting material and able to frequently bend and crouch
  • Able to operate farm machinery and follow safety procedures
  • Effective English communication skills (verbal), the ability to speak and understand some Spanish is preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) preferred

Competencies relevant to the position

  • Cooperation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Responsibility
  • Communication
  • Customer - orientation
  • Accuracy

Traits

  • Highly dependable and detailed oriented
  • Shows personal initiative, is flexible and pragmatic, and able to portray and promote a positive image of the company’s vision, mission and values
  • Works well within a team environment

Independence

  • Carries out work activities independently, with a clear understanding of the desired direction and priorities based on the organization's vision and strategy
  • Performs the position under the responsibility of the group leader

Contacts

  • Maintains good internal communications only

Working conditions

  • Works during both slow and busy periods
  • Mainly conducts manual and routine work
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs.
  • Works on weekend and holidays as necessary
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Works under varying climate conditions and is exposed to outside working conditions

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