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Landscape Laborer

at Binkley Horticulture Services in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Binkley Horticulture Services, Inc. is looking to fill 5 Landscape Laborer positions. This is a temporary, full-time seasonal position from 4/1/2022 to 12/15/2022. 

Begin/report to work: Wilmington, New Castle County, DE 19809 @ $16.87/hr. Daily transportation provided between report to work address and additional worksites.

Worksites: Chester, Delaware, PA, and New Castle, DE,  and areas of Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD. 

Duties: Care for established lawns by mowing, trimming, edging, mulching, raking, aerating, weeding, removing thatch, litter, debris, composting, and watering. Plant trees, shrubs, flowering plants, grass or ground cover. Prune or trim trees, shrubs, or hedges, using shears, and pruners. Use hand tools, such as shovels, rakes, pruning saws, hedge or brush trimmers & other related Landscape Laborer activities as per SOC/OES 37-3011 (onetonline.org). 

Requirements: Must be 18 due to equipment use. Must show proof of legal authority to work in the U.S. Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco free work zone. Perform physical activities: such as lift, balance, walk, stoop, handle, position, move, manipulate materials use static strength to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, carry objects up to 50lbs.  No minimum education requirement. On-the-job training available. All applicants must be able, willing, qualified to perform work described and must be available for the entire period specified and work throughout all areas of intended employment.  

Terms & Conditions of Employment: $16.87/hr up to possible $20.00/hr OT $25.31/hr up to possible $30.00/hr. Wage may vary. Depends on Experience. The wage(s) offered equal(s) or exceed(s) the highest of the prevailing wage or the Federal, State, or local minimum wage. At Employer’s sole discretion: possible raises and/or bonuses based on individual factors such as work performance or skill (not guaranteed); possible cash advances (if applicable/requested by worker, potential deduction from worker’s paycheck).

Possible daily/weekly hours: 6:45AM-4:00PM. 40+ (plus) to include lunch break, M-F. Possible weekend/holiday work. (Overtime possible, but not required or guaranteed. If overtime is worked, wage is paid at a rate of time and a half per hour worked beyond 40 hours each week.) Outdoors, exposed to weather; must be capable of doing physically strenuous labor for long hours, occasionally in extreme heat or cold. Variable weather conditions apply; hours may fluctuate (+/-), possible downtime and/or OT. Overtime not required. This employer will also comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws pertaining to overtime hours.  

Transportation: Transportation and subsistence will be reimbursed (by check in 1st work week) for cost from the place from which the worker has come to work for the employer, whether in the U.S. or abroad, to the place of employment.

Upon completion of the work contract or where the worker is dismissed earlier, employer will provide or pay for worker’s reasonable costs of return transportation and subsistence back home or to the place the worker originally departed to work, except where the worker will not return due to subsequent employment with another employer. The amount of transportation payment or reimbursement will be equal to the most economical and reasonable common carrier for the distances involved. Daily subsistence will be provided at a rate of $14.00 per day during travel to a maximum of $59.00 per day with receipts. 

3/4s Guarantee: The worker is guaranteed employment for a total number of work hours equal to at least three-fourths of the workdays of each 12-week period. 

Tools, equipment & supplies: All work will be done with employer-provided tools, supplies and equipment without charge or deposit. 

Miscellaneous: Will use a single workweek as its standard for computing wages due. Wage paid every two weeks. All deductions required by law will be done by the employer.  Will reimburse the H-2B worker in the first workweek for all visa, visa processing, border crossing, and other related fees, including those mandated by the government, incurred by the H-2B worker (not including passport). Any worker who voluntarily abandons employment is not entitled to payment for outbound transportation or the full 3/4s Guarantee described. 

Employer Contact Information: Binkley Horticulture Services, Inc. - Email: binkleyhort@hotmail.com or Phone: 484-459-2391. 

How to apply: Inquiries, applications, indications of availability and/or resumes may be sent to the nearest DE SWA: 4425 North Market Street Wilmington, DE 19802. Phone: 302-761-8085. 

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Job Posting: 972801

Posted On: May 17, 2022

Updated On: Jun 10, 2022