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Farm Worker

Oak River Farms, LLC

Monterey, LA

$11.83 per hour


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Job Description

Full Time:
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Job Duties:
Job duties will include assisting with planting, tillage, irrigation, chemical or fertilizer application, harvesting and delivery to packaging and/or processing facilities, for all crops. Other job duties will include the following: assisting with harvesting activities by using lower level harvesting equipment, including hand harvested and machine harvested crops; loading seed into planters properly and operate equipment to plant cotton, corn, soybeans, and rice; participating in irrigation activities including laying pipe, setting up and operating irrigation equipment and clearing and maintaining irrigation ditches; building, constructing and maintaining levees, installing and removing levy gates and putting in spillways; constructing and/or installing a variety of frames to support plants, bushes and/or berries; walking rice, soybean and corn fields to check on and maintain adequate water supply to crops; rogue rice fields by walking fields on foot when fields are under full flood to remove undesirable off type rice varieties and other indigenous off type plants from each field for purity of variety in rice seed production; draining excess water from fields; opening drainage overfill pipes; and walk each field to check for standing water; receiving rice crop for drying and storage at grain drying facility; disposing of spoiled grain and chopping grass out of fields; hauling grain from fields to grain bins; loading and unloading grain into trucks while keeping grain level; general maintenance, repairs and/or clean-up of storage sheds, pivot points, buildings, fences, gates, barns and all farm equipment. Ensure that operational areas are organized and well maintained; bagging oats, dry rice and corn; operating tractors, tractor drawn machinery and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, spray, and harvest soybeans, rice and corn and plant cotton; using hand tools and equipment to repair, clean and maintain farm vehicles, machinery and specialized machinery and agricultural equipment including grain augers; planting cotton and corn and harvesting corn as minor activities; performing low level maintenance/preventative maintenance to farm equipment; using the employer's vehicles, licensed drivers may transport workers and may be offered additional hours; assisting in Good Agricultural Practices policies; performing chemical and fertilizer applications (must be 18 years or older); maintaining harvest records and product information to report to food safety and shipping; transporting of produce to packaging and processing facilities. (Some positions may require an International Drivers License/CDL if you are required to operate a straight truck, transport hazardous chemicals, and/or operate tractor trailer); and running irrigation systems and injecting chemicals and/or fertilizers. There are few typical days and a farm laborer may be required to change duties and/or locations often, and engage in various general functions.
Job Classification:
45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

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Workers are expected to possess the skills to work in the production of crops or agricultural commodities listed in this job order. The introductory period for all crop activities is 2 days starting with the first day of employment to acclimate the worker to the physical demands of the job and to familiarize workers with job specifications and to demonstrate proper methods and crop commodity specific issues. Sit, walk, stoop, bend, push, pull and reach for prolonged periods of time. Lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Perform repetitive movements. Climb up to 100 ft. Wade in water up to 24 inches deep. Work outdoors in hot, cold and/or wet weather. Drug testing and criminal background checks will be conducted post-hire at the employer's expense and is not part of the interview process. Negative results are required before starting work. Hazardous occupation. A CDL or International driver's license may be required to operate trucks on public roads.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Oak River Farms, LLC
Monterey, LA 71354
Telephone Number:


8318 Highway 565, Monterey, LA 71354

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