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Beekeeping Laborer

JP Honey Farms, Inc. - CA

Riverdale, CA

$17.51 per hour

INACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
referrals@maslabor.com
Web address to Apply:
https://edd.ca.gov/jobs.htm

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
7
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: honey and bees. Worker must be familiar with working with bees in all stages, from the egg through fully developed workers, drones and queens; must work all aspects of commercial bee keeping, including assessing a colony to determine if it needs food or medicine, feeding and medicating bees, maintaining hives in a healthy state, increasing number of hives, raising and replacing queens, making divides, making, painting and cleaning boxes, supering hives. Run queen breeding yard and produce queen bees. Manipulate and service hive structures and haul bees to and from different hive locations to ensure healthy and productive honeybee colonies. Must respond correctly to bees to harmonize with their natural cycle and keep them in the healthiest state possible for survival and profitability. Assemble frames and build, paint and repair honey boxes. Load, unload and move bees/boxes. Extract honey and process honey and beeswax. Prepare hives for pollination. Perform general maintenance of equipment and facility. Work is to be done for long periods of time. Workers may assist in loading trucks with product weighing up to and including 80 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet. Workers should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals, etc. may affect workers’ ability to perform the job. Workers are exposed to wet weather early in the morning through the heat of the day. Temperatures may range from 10 to 110 F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop operations. Persons seeking employment as experienced Beekeeper must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. An applicant for this job must be available to work for the entire itinerary. An applicant referred to the employer after the labor certification has been granted, but before 50 percent of the work contract period for the entire itinerary has elapsed, must be available and willing to join the employer at whatever place the employer is located at the time and remain with the employer for the duration of the itinerary. 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. Workers will have an unpaid lunch break. 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. TERMINATION. All workers will be subject to a five-day trial 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 trial 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 five day trial period, to perform work in a competent and skillful manner, consistent with the employer's reasonable expectations. Non-U.S.
Job Classification:
45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

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

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
This job requires a minimum of three months of prior experience working on a honeybee farm handling both manual and machine tasks associated with commercial beekeeping. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Workers must be able to perform manual and mechanized tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 80 lbs. Workers must have no fear of bees and be non-allergic to bee stings, pollen, honey or other products of the hive. No minimum education or High School diploma/equivalent is necessary for the position. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required upon reasonable suspicion of use.
Number of Hours Per Week:
45
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
JP Honey Farms, Inc. - CA
Location:
Riverdale, CA 93656
Telephone Number:
+15592851739

Worksite

Address:
22950 Everett Ave., Riverdale, CA 93656

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-21322-712731
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
11/24/2021

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