- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Perform manual labor to plant, cultivate and harvest (25%). Operate, repair and maintain farm vehicles and equipment (25%). Load and unload fertilizer and prepare and maintain fields (50%). Crops include soybeans, corn, rice, wheat, cotton and seedlings. Clean, clear and maintain fields, grain bins and work areas. Store grain and clean grain bins. Plow, harrow and fertilize soil. Spray crops. Bale cotton. Build, construct and maintain levees. Install and remove levee gates. Check rice fields daily for water levels. Complete end of season draining of fields. Set up and operate irrigation equipment. Perform manual shovel work. Assist in mechanical harvest. Load and unload combines. Inform farmer or farm manager of crop progress. Load fertilizer and seed onto trucks and unload using mechanical auger. Use sharp box cutters with razor blades to cut open boxes of pesticides and/or fertilizer. Identify plants, pests and weeds to determine the selection and application of pesticides and fertilizers. As a minor activity, transplant tree seedlings in layout land.
Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker’s ability to perform the job. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason.
Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a worker’s Sabbath or federal holidays. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start time.
Workers should expect occasional periods of little or no work because of weather, crop or other conditions beyond the employer's control. These periods can occur anytime throughout the season. Workers may be assigned a variety of duties in any given day and different tasks on different days.
TERMINATION. All workers will be subject to a two day introductory period, during which the employer will evaluate workers' performance of required tasks. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker at the conclusion of the introductory period if the worker’s performance fails to satisfy the employer’s reasonable expectations, or is otherwise unacceptable. Employer may terminate a worker for lawful job-related reasons, including but not limited to situations in which the worker: (1) Is repeatedly absent or tardy; (2) malingers or otherwise refuses, without cause, to perform the work as directed; (3) commits act(s) of misconduct or repeatedly violates the Work Rules; and/or (4) fails, after completing the two day introductory period, to perform work in a competent and skillful manner, consistent with the employer's reasonable expectations. Non-U.S. workers may be displaced as a result of one or more U.S. workers becoming available for the job during the employer’s recruitment period. Job abandonment will be deemed to occur after five consecutive workdays of unexcused absences. Workers may not report for work under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Possession or use of illegal drugs or alcohol on company premises is prohibited and will be cause for immediate termination.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse