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Farmworkers and Laborers-crop

Plainville Farm

Hadley (Hampshire County, MA

$15.66 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+14132372616
Email address to Apply:
Plainvillevegetablefarm@gmail.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
1
Job Duties:
Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest strawberries, beans, peas, tomatoes, squash or other vegetables and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning, packing, and loading harvested products. May repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities. Will also lay down and remove plastic mulch. Set up and operate irrigation equipment. Operate forklifts, tractors and tractor-drawn machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, spray and harvest crops. Will operate equipment in farm fields and drive on farm roads. Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment. Harvest fruits and vegetables by hand. When harvesting tobacco, will be engaged in cutting, spearing, hanging the crop, taking down and stripping off leaves as well as bundling finished crop. Must be extremely careful not to damage tobacco leaves. Workers may apply general use or restricted use pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers to crops under the direct supervision of a certified pesticide applicator. Inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress. Identify plants, pests, and weeds to determine the selection and application of pesticides and fertilizers. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches, hedgerows. Must be able to handle 30lbs, 20 feet off the ground while standing on wooden poles. Must be able to physically lift up to 50 pounds. Employer will furnish to workers, without cost, all tools and equipment required in the performance of the duties assigned. Workers should report for work with their own suitable work clothing. Field temperatures may range from 0 to 100+ degrees (F) with possible wet morning conditions. Will work during inclement weather as needed. 1 month of verifiable experience in the aforementioned duties. Due to health and safety concerns relating to pesticide application and the operation of equipment on our farm, workers are required to have the ability to comprehend simple instructions in English. Workers must be able to recognize different labels for packing purposes. After hiring, employer may conduct random drug tests at employer’s expense.
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:
1
Special Requirements:
a. Workers must be able to demonstrate that they are physically able to perform the work as described. b. Employer may require worker to perform any available general farm work if the guarantee referenced in Section 17a Additional Assurance for Clearance Orders is invoked. c. Employer may terminate worker with timely notification to the NPC and DHS, if the worker: 1) Refuses, without cause, to perform work for which the worker was recruited and hired; 2) Commits serious acts of misconduct; 3) Abandons Job (Job Abandonment) is absent for five consecutive previously scheduled days without prior notification to employer.
Number of Hours Per Week:
48
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Plainville Farm
Location:
Hadley, MA 01035
Telephone Number:
+14132372616

Worksite

Address:
135 Mount Warner Road, Hadley (Hampshire County, MA 01035

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22071-974239
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
3/31/2022

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