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Farmworkers

Sam Maddox Jr Farms LLC

Magee, MS

$12.45 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
noodle8320@gmail.com
Web address to Apply:
mdes.ms.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
5
Job Duties:
Workers will plant, cultivate and harvest corn, soybeans, watermelons, tomatoes and various vegetables primarily by hand. Detassel corn. Walk through fields and pull tassel off plants as directed. Rogue corn and soybean and remove off-type varieties and other plants. Load seed into hoppers. Install, operate, and maintain levee gates to regulate proper water depth. Spread plastic or other ground covering. Clean plastic by hand from ground upon removal. Till soil. Weed and thin plants. Transplant plants by hand. Stake, tie, trellis and prune plants. Pick, cut, lift, or pull crops. On a smaller scale grade, size and field pack product. Take care to prevent damaging produce and plants. Install/maintain irrigation systems and water lines. Move and install irrigation pipes and equipment. Dig and maintain ditches. Install and remove levee gates. Apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other crop protectants. Apply fertilizers, plant growth chemicals, conditioners, and other plant related treatments at the correct times depending on plant type, growth, climate and crop conditions. Workers may operate equipment as needed and must operate all equipment properly and in a manner that protects operator, others, the employer's products and property. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, post-harvest activities and other manual tasks. Use hand tools including but not limited to hoes, shovels, shears, clippers, loppers, and saws. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs. Build/repair fences. Grade, size, and sort product according to color, shape, size, appearance, feel, and/or quality, in accordance with supervisor's instructions and employer standards. Inspect products for damage/defects and discard inferior products and foreign matter. Place product in bins/trays and other containers according to grade and mark grades on containers. Handle product carefully to prevent damage. Clean/sanitize work areas and equipment. 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.
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:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
Three months of farmwork experience required. Work outside in inclement weather condition. Walk, bend, stoop, reach, push, pull and perform repetitive movements. Lift, carry and load up to 50 lbs. Must be 18 years of age or older. Drug testing is conducted post-hire at the employers expense and is not part of the interview process. Negative results are required before starting work.
Number of Hours Per Week:
57
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Sam Maddox Jr Farms LLC
Location:
Magee, MS 39111
Telephone Number:
+16013821853

Worksite

Address:
255 Albert Runnels Road, Magee, MS 39111

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22070-971647
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
3/21/2022

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