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Irrigator/Sprayer (Half Moon Bay, CA)

  • Job Title: Irrigator/Sprayer
  • Job Classification: Regular, Full-Time
  • Job Status: Hourly, Non-Exempt
  • Department: Horticulture
  • Reports To: Senior Director of Horticulture
  • Location: Half Moon Bay, CA

 

Job Summary:

The Irrigator and Sprayer is responsible for performing various tasks to aid the cultivation of plants as directed by the Grower. The Sprayer performs daily duties such as, but not limited to, irrigation, mixing chemicals and fertilizers, spraying chemicals, and assisting the department with other duties such as table moving and minor repairs on machinery and/or irrigation system to ensure that crops are finished on a timely manner and with minimal losses.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Can follow directions from the Grower that is overseeing the area and be able to learn, understand and manage the irrigation programs through the climate control system.
  • Responsible for irrigating assigned plants by hand when needed.
  • Responsible for the understanding and basic knowledge about the use of pesticides (fungicides, insecticides, PGR’s, biologicals, etc.) and their applications.
  • Scouting for diseases, pests, and crop-related issues and immediately report to the grower.
  • Mix and spray chemicals on plants as directed.
  • In charge of keeping “Spray Signs” current.
  • Responsible for the basic maintenance and repair of irrigation systems, spraying machines, and other minor equipment. Report major maintenance issues to Grower and Maintenance Team.
  • Ensure proper growing environment for assigned plants by opening or closing vents, doors, and shade cloths as instructed.
  • Perform Greenhouse(s) housekeeping duties such as, but not limited to: weeding, sweeping, bench preparation, etc.
  • Assist with crop maintenance activities such as, not limited to: plant selection, plant spacing, plant pinching, etc.
  • Attend mandatory training as they are scheduled by their supervisor and/or safety.
  • Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.

 

Requirements:

  • Some experience working in greenhouses, irrigation, spraying, growing fields, or related
  • Flexibility to work over-time when needed
  • Able to work 7 days a week if needed
  • Ability to read and understand manuals and operating procedures
  • Basic computer skills
  • Able to pass a respirator fit test and be cleared by a Doctor to do applications as needed
  • Ability to work with others in a team and independently
  • Reliable and consistent
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

 

Physical Requirements:

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; frequently required to talk or hear; and occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities by this job include close distance and color vision.

*This position description does not promise or imply that the functions listed in the Position Summary are the only duties to be performed or that the position may not change or be eliminated. Employees interested in learning more about the essential duties and responsibilities of this position should complete the Position Interest Form and submit it to the Human Resources Department.

 

Our Values:

We are in the fashion business. We set the bar high. We behave ourselves. We treat each other like family.

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