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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Farm Workers and Laborers

Sandy Ridge Farms, Inc. (Petition #2)

Senatobia, MS

$12.45 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+16623934241
Email address to Apply:
jobs@h2acomplete.com
Web address to Apply:
https://www.mdes.ms.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
5
Job Duties:
General Duties: Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Duties may vary from time to time. Repair, maintain barns and packing sheds for purpose of food safety requirements. Workers may be asked to operate farm equipment, driving in-field trucks or ATVs, skid steers, forklifts, or tractors; with or without the following implements: including a hipper, disk, du-all, chisel plow, bedding machine, plant cutter, transplanter, bushhog, gravity-flow buggy, potato digger, water trailer (for plant irrigation), de-vining machine, feed mixer and any other equipment related to the planting, cultivation and harvesting of crops or related to animal husbandry. Planting & Lay-By or Related Prep (Primary Responsibility): Assist in covering seed potatoes by operating bedding and plastic machines or using shovels. Cut & gather potato slips by hand using knife or by following plant-cutting machine and place in boxes. Load & unload plant boxes onto trucks and sweet potato trans-planters. Prepare the ground for planting. Manually weed field by hand (may also use hand tools). Ride mechanical trans planter and load slips in planting arms. Walk behind potato trans-planter and fill in slips by hand. Participate in irrigation activities (set-up/break-down, operate & repair irrigation systems). Drain water from fields with hand tools/shovels, when needed. Packhouse Duties (Secondary Responsibility): Work in packhouse. De string, sort & grade potatoes by size, quality, or type. Remove non-compliant product from the pack line and dispose of in appropriate crates. Assemble cardboard boxes for use on the pack line. Weigh and stack filled boxes to prepare for shipment. Wrap and move pallets using electric pallet jacks. Assist salespersons in pulling and loading customer orders. Field & Pasture (Secondary Responsibility): Clear ground of rocks, sticks & roots by hand. Clear brush & trees with chain saw or related hand tools. General field & fence maintenance. Haul hay & feed cattle. Herd and assist management with veterinary or general maintenance tasks performed on cattle (to include jobs such as assisting with births, administration of shots, and application of ear tags). Assist with loading & unloading of cattle to be shipped or received at the farm. Raises and bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker, at the employer’s discretion, based on individual factors including but not limited to, performance, experience, number of hours worked in the season, number of seasons worked with the company, adherence to work rules and ability to follow supervisor instructions.
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:
Applicants must be 18 years or older. Workers must be able to work with minimum supervision. Applicants are required to have 3 months experience in cutting/gathering potato slips by hand and riding mechanical trans-planter. All tools, supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost. Workers should expect periods of little or no work during lay-by (growing) time. Hours and days of work may vary due to weather conditions. Work occurs in outdoor agricultural fields and involves exposure to sun, wind, rain, soil, mud, dust, heat, cold and other natural elements. Work sometimes occurs in extreme weather conditions. Worker must be able to withstand working in the direct sunlight and weather conditions ranging from hot and humid weather to moderate rain and cold while performing required duties. Most of the workday is spent on one's feet and outdoors.
Number of Hours Per Week:
60
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Sandy Ridge Farms, Inc. (Petition #2)
Location:
Senatobia, MS 38668
Telephone Number:
+16625626316

Worksite

Address:
615 Sides Bottom Road, Senatobia, MS 38668

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22070-972393
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
3/21/2022

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