Job description Hand Sprayer - Greenhouse in Ontario

Find out what work is like for a hand sprayer - greenhouse in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Nursery and greenhouse workers (NOC 85103).

Nursery and greenhouse labourers


Nursery and greenhouse labourers plant, cultivate and harvest trees, shrubs, flowers and plants, and serve nursery and greenhouse customers. They are employed in indoor and outdoor nurseries and greenhouses.

Work week duration

Nursery and greenhouse labourers usually work between 35 to 40 hours per week.
Between 35 to 40 hours

Job duties

Here are some of the main activities and tasks that Nursery and greenhouse labourers have to perform, and some of the physical demands they involve:

  • Prepare soil; plant bulbs, seeds and cuttings; graft and bud plants; and transplant seedlings and rooted cuttings
  • Monitor plants for healthy growth and potential weed, insect, disease, and fertilizer problems in greenhouse crops
  • Spray trees, shrubs, flowers and plants to prevent disease and pests
  • Position and regulate greenhouse and outdoor irrigation systems to water plants and fields
  • Dig, cut and transplant trees, shrubs, flowers and plants and prepare them for sale
  • Provide information to customers on gardening, the use of various garden tools and products and the care of trees, shrubs, flowers, plants and lawns
  • May operate tractors and other machinery and equipment to fertilize, cultivate, harvest and spray fields and plants
  • Maintain inventory and order materials as required
  • Clean working areas.

Physical demands Help - Physical Demands

  • Handling material manually
  • Standing
  • Making repetitive motions
  • Bending or twisting the body
  • Walking and running

Workplaces and employers

Here are the typical workplaces where Nursery and greenhouse labourers are employed and some of their main characteristics:

  • Indoor and outdoor nurseries and greenhouses

Work environment Help - Physical Work Environment

  • Indoors, environmentally controlled
  • Extreme temperatures

Related job titles

Here are some other related job titles that are found in the same occupational category (NOC 85103), and a list of similar occupations:

  • forest nursery labourer
  • greenhouse labourer
  • horticulture labourer
  • hothouse labourer
  • hydroponics labourer
  • nursery labourer

Similar occupations Help - Similar occupations

Sources Occupational and Skills Information System & National Occupational Classification

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