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Farm Workers

Pero Tennessee Farms, LLC

Evensville, TN

$13.89 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Web address to Apply:
jobs4tn.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
55
Job Duties:
Perform manual labor to plant, cultivate and harvest mini-sweet peppers. Workers will pull weeds; pull plastic; insert stakes and strings; cut strings; plant crops; lay plastic and perform irrigation activities. Hand harvest mini-sweets, place in bucket and take to dumper/trailer. Each worker will have a badge that will be scanned for piece work. Keep up with agricultural equipment during harvest. May plant, cultivate and harvest cauliflower, butternut squash, kale, broccoli and brussel sprout. Workers are also responsible for farm and field maintenance and sanitation including picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms and other farm sanitation duties. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, spray and harvest crops. Must comply with all Good Agricultural Practices policies. Workers must use care not to damage or bruise produce. At the option of the employer, local transportation may be contracted to a registered farm labor contractor. 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:
45-2092.02 - 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

Experience Required:
No
Special Requirements:
Work outside in extremely hot and/or wet weather. Perform prolonged bending, reaching, walking and lifting up to 50 lbs. Repetitively swing mallet to insert stakes. Manual dexterity required. Employer is a drug free workplace. Drug testing will be conducted post hire, at the employer's expense and is not part of the interview process.
Number of Hours Per Week:
44
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Pero Tennessee Farms, LLC
Location:
Dayton, TN 37321
Telephone Number:
+15616350079

Worksite

Address:
Wash Pelfrey Road, Fields 1, 2 & 3, Evensville, TN 37332

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22060-940432
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Incentive - Harvest mini-sweet peppers, 6 gallon bucket
Date Posted:
3/2/2022

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