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Operator, Equipment & Labor (Seasonal) - SEEDWAY, LLC - Frostproof, FL

 

Seedway is headquartered in Hall, New York with branches in Pennsylvania, Florida, Vermont, Maine, and New York. Seedway has about 220 employees (including seasonal workers) and approximately 15,000 customers. The cooperative does business in farm, vegetable, and turf seed. Seedway is part of the GROWMARK System, an agricultural cooperative serving more than 100,000 customers across North America and Ontario, Canada.

PURPOSE AND SUMMARY STATEMENT

 

The purpose for this position is to assist in grass planting and all maintenance of dams, ditches, and flat land.

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

Responsible for planting grass seed, fertilizer, hay mulch, silt fence, coconut matting, rolled or palleted sod per job specifications and site supervisor instructions.

 

Responsible for daily equipment checks and maintenance.

 

Maintains an accurate count of product applied, when applicable.

 

Operates necessary machinery such as tractor, slope mower, ditch mower, batwing mower, forklift, line trimmer, loader, etc.

 

Adheres to all MSHA and FPP safety rules and policies.

 

 

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS

 

Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.

 

May be required to drive and run local errands as needed.

 

Performs all other duties as assigned.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS

 

Normally requires a high school diploma or the equivalent thereof, and 1 or more years of retail related work experience to demonstrate knowledge of basic business principals of inventory management and mechanics.

 

Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.

           

Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record.

 

Frequently required to lift 51-70 lbs as needed.

 

Frequently exposed to working conditions may include heat, dust, fumes, chemicals, and electrical hazards with appropriate safety measures

 

Will be required to work hours other than those considered “normal” to meet seasonal demands.

 

Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures, MSHA and FPP and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position. 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer, including protected veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of an acceptable and job-related background check, drug test, motor vehicle report, and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

 


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