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Farm Worker

Polter Berry Farm, Inc.-GA

Fremont, OH

$15.89 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
referrals@maslabor.com
Web address to Apply:
https://ohiomeansjobs.com/omj/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
30
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: including but not limited to: strawberries, pickles, bell peppers, bananna peppers, jalapeno peppers, cabbage, pumpkins, gourds, peas, corn, soy beans. Plants, cultivates and harvests vegetables, melons and strawberries. Works on planter, plants roots, seeds and bulbs. Propagates plants. Operates pea sheller. May spread plastic or other groundcovering. Weeds, thins, plants. Transplants plants, riding on transplanter or by hand. May set poles and wires for vine plants. Picks, cuts, lifts, or pulls crop to harvest them. May assist with irrigation. May operate and help maintain tractors, pick-up trucks, or hand-operated equipment. May assist with general farm building maintenance. May assist with corn and soybean bin cleanout. Workers must be physically able to perform seeding, planting, mowing and heavy lifting. Considerable stooping and kneeling is required. Care must be taken to prevent damaging produce and plants. In addition, workers may be required to perform variable tasks such as the following: irrigation, ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, weeding and other tasks related to general farming. Work may also include mechanized field work using power equipment. By way of example and not limitation power equipment may include tractors, planters, sprayers, cultivators and other equipment. Workers will be expected to be able to operate agricultural equipment with or without direction. Work is to be done for long periods of time. Workers are expected to perform duties including boxing, weighing and loading of product. Workers will assist in loading trucks with packaged product weighing up to and including 60 pounds and lifting to a height of 6.5 feet for long periods of time. Workers should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals, etc. may affect workers’ ability to perform the job. Workers are exposed to wet weather early in the morning through the heat of the day, working in fields. Temperatures may range from 10 to 100 F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required upon reasonable suspicion of use. Employer assures that workers will be provided transportation from living quarters to work site every day (for workers who must be provided housing under the applicable regulations.) Persons seeking employment as experienced Farm Worker must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Applicants must be able to furnish verifiable job reference(s) or comparable third party documentation from recent employer(s) establishing acceptable prior experience. Successful applicants will be subject to a trial period of up to five days during which their performance of required tasks will be evaluated. If the performance during the trial period is not acceptable to the employer the worker‘s employment will be terminated. Raises and/or bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker employed pursuant to this job order, at the company's sole discretion, based on individual factors including work performance, skill, and tenure. The employer may discipline the worker, including brief suspension of work activities (“time out”) for a period determined by the supervisor, suspension from employment for a set period of days or termination of employment as described in the “Work Rules." Employer retains the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but does not demonstrate the willingness to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason.
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:
This job requires a minimum of three months of verifiable prior cultivation/harvest experience in commercial field crop production. Workers must be able to perform manual as well as mechanized activities with accuracy and efficiency. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required upon reasonable suspicion of use.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Polter Berry Farm, Inc.-GA
Location:
Fremont, OH 43420
Telephone Number:
+14193325890

Worksite

Address:
Home - 2275 CR 239, Fremont, OH 43420

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22070-972515
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Strawberries, Strawberries - $4.00/flat
Date Posted:
3/30/2022

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