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Farm Workers

Triple M Farms of Ashley County, LLC

Hamburg, AR

$12.45 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
jamesmeeks3m@yahoo.com
Web address to Apply:
arjoblink.arkansas.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
87
Job Duties:
Perform manual labor to harvest, grade and pack tomatoes and peppers. Operate, repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements and mechanical equipment. Use hand tools such as shovels, hoes and knives. Till soil, apply pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers to crops. Work alongside tractor and trailer that are moving through the field while workers harvest produce. Workers will not break skin of tomato, drop tomato, or leave any appropriate product on the plant during harvest. Clean, pack and load harvested tomatoes and peppers. Install or remove items required in plasticulture. Install and remove stakes, wire, netting and string. Grade, sort, wash, select, label, pack and load harvested products. Assemble cartons, crates and containers using hand tools. Grade and sort products according to specified factors and discard defective, inferior and/or foreign matter. Place acceptable products in specified containers according to grade, which is marked on containers. Stack containers in specified locations. Record grade and/or identification number on tags and/or shipping, receiving or sales sheets. Examine and inspect containers, materials and products to ensure that packing specifications are met. Stack boxes onto pallets, transport vehicles or trailers. Clean and maintain packing facility, fields and equipment. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches and work areas. Construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings and participate in irrigation activities. Set up and operate irrigation equipment. Workers with licenses may transport workers and may be offered additional work hours. As a minor activity, plant and harvest watermelons, sweet corn, squash and cucumbers. Assist with Good Agricultural Practices policies. 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 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:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
1
Special Requirements:
One month of vegetable harvesting experience is required. Perform prolonged walking, bending, reaching and lifting and carrying up to 50 lb. bags of fertilizer. Work on feet in a stooped or crouched position for long periods of time, work in extreme temperatures ranging from 40 to 105 degrees, and have physical stamina. Must be 18 years of age or older. Employer is a Drug Free Workplace. Drug testing is conducted post-hire at the employer's expense and is not part of the interview process.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Triple M Farms of Ashley County, LLC
Location:
Hamburg, AR 71646
Telephone Number:
+18708539285

Worksite

Address:
2383 Hwy 189 N, Hamburg, AR 71646

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22070-970987
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
3/15/2022

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