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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

Luis Alfonso Becerra Jr.

Robersonville, NC

$14.16 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18639904272
Email address to Apply:
luis0149@aol.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
9
Job Duties:
Workers will perform assign duties as instructed by their supervisor. Tobacco Harvesting period: Workers will start in a tobacco row by first cutting off the top flower by hand properly without damaging valuable leafs below. The worker must then use both hands in order to remove all the suckers that are in between the tobacco leaf and the stem of the tobacco plant. The same process will be done to all tobacco plants that are mature. Immature tobacco plants that have not sprouted the flower must Not be topped. While you are topping the flower and suckers, if any weeds are visible in the row you are working on, they must pulled out of ground, shaken so dirt falls off and laid across the row so they do not grow again. The worker will walk down his designated row working on every tobacco plant taking no more than 4 to 5 seconds. When this is finished the workers will again walk down the tobacco field on his designated row pulling off the bottom 3 to 5 ripe leafs off of every stock. If the leaf is not ripe you must leave it alone. The worker must stay down moving forward placing each leaf on his side until the worker has no more room and must walk over to unload his bundle of tobacco leafs into the tobacco trailer. Any leafs dropped by the worker must be picked up. The tobacco tractor and trailer will always be in the middle of the 12 person group moving forward. The worker must due this process 3 to 4 different period of times as leafs ripen on every stock. Once the tobacco trailers are full, the tobacco will be unloaded and the worker must then help spread the tobacco into large metal boxes, pin the tobacco down with about 60 pins per box and help push each box into the tobacco barn. Once the tobacco has cured the tobacco boxes must be pulled out of the barns, the pins must all be removed from each box so the tobacco falls and can be packed. Sweet Potatoes: Plantation: Workers will select large sweet potato plant from the sweet potato beds; they will cut the plants and place into a basket. Once the basket is full and tight the process will be done again. The worker must be able to complete four to six baskets every hour. Worker must place each full basket onto truck or trailer to be taken to the field. Workers will then plant sweet potato by machine and by hand. When planting by machine the worker must first load up their trays with sweet potato plants. Then the worker will be instructed how to place a plant on the butterfly device of the machine. As the machine turns in a circle you must place a sweet potato plant without missing. The plant end must stick out of the butterfly device at least 3-4 inches in order to be planted correctly. The process is continued until you must reload with plant and continue where left off. When done by hand the worker will walk down the field behind the tractor and make a 3-4 inch hole in the ground, place the plant in the hole, cover the hole firmly, and space each hole about 10 inches apart repeatedly throughout the daily shift. You must stay closely behind the tractor incase you need more plant. Harvesting period: The worker will pick the sweet potatoes up from the ground by class. There are 3 types of classes of sweet potato that require harvesting at once which are number 1’s (large potato), canner(medium small broken cracked unshaped potato’s), and seed (small potato’s). The worker must first select number 1’s placing them in a 5/8 bu bucket, once the bucket is full, the worker will take the bucket to the truck and dump the sweet potatoes in the back of the truck. A small ticket will be given to you to keep and a total will be counted at the end of each day. The workers will then go back to the picking area and fill his bucket up with canner sweet potato. Once the bucket is full the worker will take the bucket to the truck and dump the bucket. The worker will go back to his picking area and fill his bucket up with seed sweet potato.
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:
This type of work, involves working conditions that require tremendous stamina, a high level of physical activity in cold or extremely hot conditions in direct sunlight and in adverse weather such as rain. The work requires a high level of physical conditioning. Due to the type of work involved, there is a Probationary Period of five (5) days beginning with the first day of employment, to show possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance to perform this type of work.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Luis Alfonso Becerra Jr.
Location:
Arcadia, FL 34266
Telephone Number:
+18639904272

Worksite

Address:
3953 Dixon Rd, Robersonville, NC 27871

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22074-978643
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
5/8 BU bucket
Date Posted:
3/21/2022

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