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Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of turf grass. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to general farm work/irrigation/crop production. Will apply specific horticultural techniques as instructed by the employer when carrying out the following responsibilities: prepare fields/plant/spray/weed and irrigate plants/shrubs/trees; sow seed and plant cuttings; recognize disease and/or nutrient/moisture requirements by plant texture/development or soil condition; observe general condition of plants and apply the appropriate care; maintain and repair structures/grounds; repair pallets; sow grass seed and plant plugs of sod and cut/roll/stack/load and unload sod;
Mow/tend sod/turf grass; harvest turf grass sod; trap/poison pests; make minor mechanical adjustments and repairs on equipment (check oil/water and lubricate).
Irrigation duties will include the following: Hand lines: connect pipes; check alignment of pipe and adjust for proper water distribution;
Attach lines to water supply; turn on pump; turn valves to start flow of water; disassemble lines and carry pipes across fields at specified intervals; move pipes through freshly irrigated crops and/or plowed fields where mud may be deep at times; lift and carry pipe sections weighing approximately 40 pounds on a sustained basis.
Wheel lines: start gasoline engines and operate controls to move lines across fields at specified intervals.
Other Irrigation Duties: remove pipes/wheel lines from storage and lay out/place in predetermined patterns in fields;
lubricate, adjust, repair and replace parts such as sprinkler heads and drive chains using hand tools; observe revolving sprinklers and adjust to ensure proper operation and uniform distribution of water; disassemble, service and store pipes/mainlines/wheel lines after irrigation season.
To meet minimum acceptable performance standards when irrigating, the worker must, after a 10 day conditioning period, move an average of at least 48 40-foot sections of 3-inch pipe or 44 40-foot sections of 4-inch pipe per hour under normal working conditions
- Applicants must have a minimum of three (3) months of experience in the production/harvesting of sod, including the operation and maintenance of specialized sod production and harvesting machinery.
- To meet minimum acceptable performance standards when irrigating, the worker must, after a 10 day conditioning period, move an average of at least 48 40-foot sections of 3-inch pipe or 44 40-foot sections of 4-inch pipe per hour under normal working conditions.
Company: Department of Labor
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Functions: Other
Job Location: Boise, ID, US
Application Deadline: N/A