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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

General Farm/irrigation Worker

Kirk Jacobs Farms

Hamer, ID

$14.55 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
H-2AJobs@snakeriverfarmers.org

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
2
Job Duties:
Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of alfalfa, grain, and potatoes. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to general farm work/irrigation/crop production. Worker may: perform a variety of duties such as lead and oversee crews, operate and conduct general maintenance duties on farm vehicles and specialized equipment; communicate by use of hand signals for start, stop, speed up or slow down, etc.; maintain detailed task related records; operate grain augers and sweep; operate a wheel loader; operate GPS tracking system in tractors; operate advanced technology tractor, grain/hay/potato planters; attach/adjust and pull header platforms for spring ground work plus for planting work; maintain correct planting/cultivating and adjustments required by constantly changing fields and conditions; maintain, drive, attach and operate farm implements/tractors/truck and equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, distribute/fertilize crops; make mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery pertaining to each crop; may mix and/or spray/apply chemicals/fertilizer (according to appropriate restrictive use laws, when/if applicable); set up fertilizer tanks, prepare fertilizer pumps, load/transport fertilizer to pivot tanks and monitor/record daily usage; remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; remove rocks from field; paint/repair farm structures; replace/repair fencing; remove rocks from rows in front of equipment; discard diseased/rotting product, rocks and foreign matter; perform general cleanup of farm areas; drive, load/unload trucks; operate motor bike or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties. Worker driving trucks to haul potatoes/grain: will haul in a non CDL required truck when moving raw unfinished potatoes/grain from fields to raw storage facilities or moving raw unfinished potatoes/grain from storage facilities to fields for replanting. Worker will: assist in planting and summer duties maintaining a clean, rock and weed free work area around all farming locations. Duties related to the Cutting/Sorting of Seed Potatoes will include the following: Will apply techniques as instructed by the employer to cut and sort potatoes by: using knife to cut potato into sections; place potatoes on machine that cuts potatoes into sections; load/maintain seed treatment machine; push button to start machinery; tend/ monitor machine to insure proper movement of product; discard diseased/rotting/inferior product and foreign matter; report malfunctions; general cleanup; operate equipment to load truck. May perform team lead duties during Potato Harvest. Irrigation duties will include the following: Hand lines: connect pipes; check alignment of pipe and adjust for proper water distribution; attach lines to water supply; turn on pump; turn valves to start flow of water; disassemble lines and carry pipes across fields at specified intervals; move pipes through freshly irrigated crops and/or plowed fields where mud may be deep at times; lift and carry pipe sections weighing approximately 40 pounds on a sustained basis. Wheel lines: start gasoline engines and operate controls to move lines across fields at specified intervals. Pivots: service all pivots and pumps; change sprinkler bird packages; push on switch that activates circle sprinkler system. Other Irrigation Duties: remove pipes/wheel lines from storage and lay out/place in predetermined patterns in fields; lubricate, adjust, repair and replace parts such as sprinkler heads and drive chains using hand tools; observe revolving sprinklers and adjust to ensure proper operation and uniform distribution of water; monitor irrigating source and check, record and adjust moisture levels to ground; disassemble, service and store pipes/mainlines/wheel lines after irrigation season.
Job Classification:
45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

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:
No
Special Requirements:
Applicants must have 20 days experience with farm/irrigation work and the cutting of seed potatoes. Applicants hired must be able to obtain a valid Drivers License as driving on public roads may be required. To meet minimum acceptable performance standards when irrigating, the worker must, after a 10-day conditioning period, move an average of at least 48 40-foot sections of 3-inch pipe or 44 40-foot sections of 4-inch pipe per hour under normal working conditions
Number of Hours Per Week:
48
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Kirk Jacobs Farms
Company Name:
Kirk M. Jacobs
Location:
Hamer, ID 83425
Telephone Number:
+12086625810

Worksite

Address:
2576 East 2600 North (fields within a 6-mile radius), Hamer, ID 83425

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-21322-714684
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
The highest applicable wage will be paid at the time the work is performed, for every hour or portion thereof worked during a work contract period, including any higher or lower adjustments published by the Department of Labor.
Date Posted:
12/1/2021

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