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General Farm/irrigation Worker

K & B Farms, Inc.

Bear River City, UT

$15.58 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
H-2AJobs@snakeriverfarmers.org
Web address to Apply:
https://jobs.utah.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
4
Job Duties:
Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of onions, corn, wheat, alfalfa, cabbage, peppers, and squash. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to general farm work/crop production. General Farm Work will include the following responsibilities: maintain, drive, attach, and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize, and harvest crops; make minor mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery; may mix and/or spray chemicals (according to appropriate restrictive use laws, when/if applicable); remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; paint/repair/maintain farm structures; replace/repair fencing; perform general cleanup of farm areas; drive, load/unload trucks; operate vehicle, motor bike, or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties; plant onions by walking behind tractors to observe planter (unclog planter if necessary); weed onions using hand tools to remove weeds from fields; pick produce; stack produce on pallets; place produce in buckets; place full buckets in trailer; hand product off to or receive from another worker for placement in buckets located on trailers; place produce in buckets located on trailers; use harvesting knife to safely cut produce from plant; lift and stack produce boxes weighing 50 pounds on a sustained basis; transport crops to market; unload onion trucks; fill onion boxes for storage; repair onion boxes; other duties related to onion harvest. Upon delivery to market duties may include the following responsibilities to unload and store crops: drive/operate Fork Lift; load/unload produce; fill/stack boxes; operate Box Fill Machine; perform general cleanup; maintain equipment. 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. Flood Irrigation: lift gate in side of flooded irrigation ditch/pipe permitting water to flow into bordered section of field; shovel and pack dirt in low spots of embankment or cut trenches in high areas to direct water flow; close gate in ditch/pipe when bordered section is flooded; open gate or connect pipe to underground pipe system that releases water flow into reservoir or ditch; siphon water from flooded reservoir or ditch to channel water into designated areas; shovel or hoe soil to clear ditches/furrows and build embankments to appropriately channel water; mix and apply proper solutions to fill holes/cracks in pipes, ditches, and spillways, and make minor repairs to metal, concrete, and wooden frameworks in pipe and ditch valves and gates. Drip Irrigation Duties: install and set up drip irrigation; walk behind tractor to assist in installing/laying drip irrigation; move drip hoses; maintain/repair drip irrigation; flush lines; remove drip irrigation and lay flat from fields prior to harvest; remove drip tape; ensure lay flat spools correctly when removing from field; lay flat pipes; flush driplines.
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:
Applicants must have 20 days experience with farm/irrigation work. 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:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
K & B Farms, Inc.
Location:
Bear River City, UT 84301
Telephone Number:
+18017217288

Worksite

Address:
5600 West 5000 North (including fields/worksites within a 20-mile radius), Bear River City , UT 84301

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22066-957812
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:
3/8/2022

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