Farmworkers & Laborers, Crop, Nursery, & Greenhouse

Greenhouse Manager

Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse workers perform a variety of tasks in the production of crops and plants
Greenhouse Manager
Have a green thumb? Want to learn how to do it professionally and get paid for it?
Why Should You Consider This Career?

Work in a role critically important to the future, Put your green thumb to good use, Learn a skill transferable across the world!

That's $3,300 per bi-weekly paycheck
That's 2000 new jobs in Utah per year (30% growth)
Less Physical                                         More Physical
Less Training                                          More Training
More Structure                                     Less Structure
Farm Laborer, Field Irrigation Worker, Gardener, Greenhouse Worker, Grower, Harvester, Nursery Worker, Orchard Worker, Picker, Propagation Worker

Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties, and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; or cleaning, grading, sorting, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities.

At A Glance in US
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398,000 (35%)
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398,000 (35%)
398,000 (35%)
Farm Laborer, Field Irrigation Worker, Gardener, Greenhouse Worker, Grower, Harvester, Nursery Worker, Orchard Worker, Picker, Propagation Worker
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Your Typical Day:

  • Harvest plants, and transplant or pot and label them.
  • Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, spray and harvest crops.
  • Set up and operate irrigation equipment.
  • Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment.
  • Harvest fruits and vegetables by hand.
  • Clean work areas, and maintain grounds and landscaping.
  • Sell and deliver plants and flowers to customers.
  • Sow grass seed, or plant plugs of grass.
  • Inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress.
  • Direct and monitor the work of casual and seasonal help during planting and harvesting.
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Your Responsibilities

  • Transport animals, crops, or equipment.
  • Sell agricultural products.
  • Plant crops, trees, or other plants.
  • Harvest agricultural products.
  • Mark agricultural or forestry products for identification.
  • Confer with managers to make operational decisions.
  • Operate irrigation systems.
  • Direct activities of agricultural, forestry, or fishery employees.
  • Examine characteristics or behavior of living organisms.
  • Package agricultural products for shipment or further processing.
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Knowledge You Will Learn

  • Production and Processing

Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. 37/100

  • Food Production

Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques. 35/100

  • Administration and Management

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. 34/100

  • Customer and Personal Service

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 32/100

  • Transportation

Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits. 29/100

  • Personnel and Human Resources

Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems. 28/100

  • Public Safety and Security

Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. 28/100

  • Biology

Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. 27/100

  • Mechanical

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 26/100

  • Administrative

Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology. 25/100

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Tools of the Trade

  • Secateurs or pruning shears
  • Utility knives
  • Greenhouse ventilation equipment
  • Broadcast spreaders
  • Saws
  • Screwdrivers
  • Haymaking machinery
  • Cultivators
  • Hand sprayers
  • Fertilizer spreaders or distributors
  • Agricultural rollers
  • Digging bars
  • Planters
  • Sprayers
  • Tape measures
  • Agricultural tractors
  • Cargo trucks
  • Calipers
  • Spades
  • Rakes
  • Harvesters
  • Power drills
  • Water sprinklers
  • Post hole digger
  • Shovels
  • Hand trucks or accessories
  • Battery chargers
  • Lawnmowers
  • Hedge clippers
  • Soil core sampling apparatus
  • Pipe or tube cutter
  • Hex keys
  • Cleaning machines for seed or grain or dried leguminous vegetables
  • Masks or accessories
  • Trowels
  • Greenhouse irrigation equipment
  • Ploughs
  • Ladders
  • Irrigation trickles
  • Mowers
  • Counters
  • Label making tapes
  • Stationary separation equipment or parts or screens
  • Air dryers
  • Measuring rods
  • Irrigation overheads
  • Pry bars
  • Hammers
  • Dusters
  • Levels
  • Industrial funnels
  • Surface thermometers
  • Power trimmers
  • Gas masks
  • Notebook computers
  • Grinding wheels
  • Protective coveralls
  • Forklifts
  • pH meters
  • Socket sets
  • Compasses
  • Handheld thermometer
  • Disks
  • Forestry saws
  • Moisture meters
  • Pull spring balances
  • Rulers
  • Gas generators
  • Goggles
  • Paint brushes
  • Axes
  • Picks
  • Threshing machines
  • Conveyor screw
  • Pressure or steam cleaners
  • All terrain vehicles tracked or wheeled
  • Locking pliers
  • Sledge hammer
  • Forestry increment borers
  • Grinding machines
  • Coiled tubing injector heads
  • Measuring wheels for distance
  • Light trucks or sport utility vehicles
  • Seeder attachment
  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Pollination equipment or supplies
  • Pocket calculator
  • Rubber mallet
  • Integrated tool carriers
  • High branch shears
  • Hoes
  • Sharpening stones or tools or kits
  • Paint sprayers
  • Global positioning system GPS receiver
  • Claw hammer
  • Power saws
  • Battery testers
  • Hacksaw
  • Staple guns
  • Dump trucks
  • Air compressors
  • Putty knives
  • Power blowers
  • Grease guns
  • Respirators
  • Transplanters
  • Seed drills
  • Hatchets
  • Combine harvesters
  • Open end wrenches
  • Wood chisels
  • Adjustable widemouth pliers
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Desktop computers
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