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Sod Worker

at Apgar Turf Farm Inc in Smyrna, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Sod and Turf Grass. This job requires a minimum of 3 months of verifiable agricultural experience working in a sod farm handling both manual and mechanized tasks including agricultural field work, commodity production and harvesting activities associated with production of sod.Workers must be able to perform manual and mechanized tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Performs any combination of the following tasks: prepares soil and growth medium, hauls and spreads topsoil, fertilizer, peat moss, lime and other soil conditions on sod grass and turf areas. Digs, rakes, screens soil. Fills tanks with water, handles irrigation equipment. Sows grass seed and plants plugs of sod; unrolls and places sod; Pulls weeds and removes other undesirables from turf. Operates mowers, chain saws, forklifts, sod cutters and other farm machinery related to the care and production of turf. Cuts, rolls and stacks sod weighing up to 75 lbs. Loads, unloads trucks. May also be required to install sod at customer locations. When work in sod is not available workers may be offered other general agricultural duties associated with sod farming, including building and equipment maintenance, maintaining ditches and similar tasks. Work in fields. Prepares soil/growth medium. Hauls and spread topsoil, fertilizer, peat moss, lime and other soil conditions on sod grass and turf areas. Dig, rake, and screen soil. Sow grass seed and plants sod plugs. Unrolls and place sod. Cut, roll and stack sod. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. Bending, stooping and kneeling required. Use hand tools including but not limited to hoes, shovels, shears, clippers, loppers, and saws. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Use power equipment including but not limited to: tractors, planters, mowers, plows, sprayers, cultivators, power shears, chain saws, high lifts, fork lifts, skid loaders. Must operate agricultural equipment safely, with or without direction. Apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other crop protectants. Mix and apply fertilizers, plant growth chemicals, conditioners, and other plant related treatments at the correct times depending on plant type, growth, climate and crop conditions. Clear debris from field and clean/maintain farm buildings, structures, equipment, and work areas. Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs. Work is done in the field for long periods of time. Workers may assist in handling product weighing up to 60 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet. Workers must work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Work required in fields when plants are wet with dew and rain, and may be required during light rain, snow, moderate winds, direct sun, high humidity and extreme temperatures. Temperatures in fields during working hours can range from 10 to over 100 degrees F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Workers should be able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Supervisor(s) will provide instructions and directions to workers. Workers must be able to comprehend and follow instructions and communicate effectively to supervisors. Unusual, complex or non-routine activities will be supervised. Workers expected to perform basic duties in a timely and proficient manner without close supervision. Workers must obey all safety rules and basic instructions and be able to recognize, understand and comply with safety, pesticide warning/re-entry and other essential postings. Employer will instruct workers in the safety and operation of equipment before use. To view full details and how to apply, please login or create a Job Seeker account
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Job Posting: 1227066

Posted On: Jan 04, 2024

Updated On: Jan 04, 2024

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