IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING WAGES FOR TEMPORARY AGRICULTURAL JOBS

The Department of Labor recently announced new minimum wage rates, called Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs), that employers must offer and pay, at the time work is performed, to nonimmigrant H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment beginning on the effective date of the new wage rates. To see the new hourly AEWRs for non-range occupations (effective December 29, 2021) and the national monthly AEWR for herding or production of livestock work on the range (effective January 1, 2022), please visit: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/foreign-labor/wages/adverse-effect-wage-rates

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farm Workers and Laborers, Crop

ATP AGRI-SERVICES INC

ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL

$12.08 per hour

INACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18637734202

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
24
Job Duties:
THE FOLLOWING EMPLOYER CONTRACTED AGRICULTURAL DUTIES WILL BE PERFORMED BY H-2A VISA EMPLOYEES. OTHER EMPLOYER CONTRACTED NON-AGRICULTURAL DUTIES WILL BE PERFORMED BY OTHER NON H-2A VISA EMPLOYEES. Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Duties may vary from time to time. Following the Supervisors instructions. Citrus Harvesting: Worker will place a picking sack over their shoulder and carry a 18' to 20' ladder from the field truck to the particular area of the grove to be harvested. The picking sack is a canvas bag equipped with a shoulder strap for support, an opening for the insertion of fruit, and an opening to remove fruit. A fully loaded sack weighs between approximately 80 and 100 pounds, depending upon the size, condition and variety of fruit. Worker positions ladder against the tree and within reach of the fruit in a leaning position, taking care not to break limbs, damage the tree, knock off fruit, or interfere with other workers, in a secure position to prevent slipping or falling and possible injury to themselves or other workers. Worker will remove fruit from the tree and place into pick sack. When pick sack is full take full sack to fruit tub located in the grove and drop fruit from pick sack into tub. Blueberry Harvesting: Worker will carry a lidless plastic bucket equipped with a handle to the particular area of the field to be harvested. A fully loaded bucket weighs 5.5 pounds. Worker will carry bucket along plants stopping and stooping at each plant to remove fruit and place into bucket. When bucket is full take full bucket to fruit tub located in the field and drop fruit from bucket into tub. Watermelon Hand Harvesting-In order to perform this kind of work, the worker must be able to walk down the field row and use a knife to hand cut ripe watermelons off the vine for harvesting. The watermelons are then loaded in a bus by forming part of an assembly line, in which the first worker bends down picks up the watermelon and it is passed on to consecutive workers by passing, catching, lifting, until it reaches the worker on the bus, who then sets it down and stacks them until the bus is considered full. Workers will perform prolonged walking, bending, stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying 0-90 lbs. In order to perform harvesting work, worker must be able to work outside for at least 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance to repeat the picking process rapidly, working quickly and skillfully with their hands, and carrying a large number of containers of fruit from the area in which the fruit is being harvested to the location of the tub. General Clean-up of field Property and Housing for Harvesting Workers: Workers on physical work restrictions or when harvesting work is not available may be required to perform miscellaneous clean-up work on field property, on structures utilized in the field operation, and on housing and on housing for harvesting workers. Such clean-up activities include the sprouting, pruning, and painting of trees; debris, weed, and vine removal; irrigation repair; housing and structure cleaning and repair; and general field clean-up as required. Workers will be paid the highest of the adverse effect wage rate, the prevailing wage rate, or the applicable minimum wage rate for time spent performing such clean-up work.
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:
Sanitation Requirements: For food and general safety purposes, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly critical when working in agricultural crops for human consumption. Employees are required to cleanse their hands by washing them thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom and before entering the fields. All workers must report all injuries and illnesses to their employer. As well any communicable diseases such as but not limited to diarrhea, or any other infectious disease or illness. Workers shall report immediately any cuts or abrasions that cause open bleeding. No tobacco, food, gum, candy, drink (other than water) or medication is allowed while working in the field. No phones or other distractions. No jewelry, watches or fingernails longer than 1/8" are allowed. No open toe shoes or sandals are permitted. Glass bottles, drinking glasses, or any item made from glass are prohibited in the field
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
ATP AGRI-SERVICES INC
Location:
ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL 33890
Telephone Number:
+18637734202

Worksite

Address:
1894 FL 64, ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL 33890

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-21327-722822
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
12/22/2021

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