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Farmworker

M&O Contracting LLC

Prosser, WA

$17.41 per hour

INACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15094051241
Web address to Apply:
https://www.worksourcewa.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
48
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: organic and conventional crops including, but not limited to, onions, corn, carrots, kale, broccoli, spinach and cauliflower. Plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables. Use hand tools including, but not limited to: shovels, hoes and knives. Plant roots, seeds and bulbs. Spread plastic or other groundcovering. Clean plastic by hand from ground upon removal. Till soil. Weed and thin plants. Transplant plants by hand. Stake/tie plants, trellis/prune plants, and set poles and wires for vine plants. Pick, cut, lift, or pull crops. Tie vegetables in bunches. Grade, size and field pack product. Take care to prevent damaging produce and plants. Pick up and empty onion sacks. Weed onion fields. Top onions with knife. Take care to prevent damaging produce and plants. Workers may grade and/or sort out cull materials from crop harvest operations. Bending, stooping and kneeling required. Use hand tools including but not limited to hoes, shovels, shears, clippers, loppers, and saws. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Place hay in fields. Under the direction of a supervisor, workers will walk down the aisles between the rows of plants in corn fields for the purpose of de-tasseling seed corn, and/or removing/destroying rogue corn plants. The worker, in order to perform this kind of work must be able focus on quality (i.e. the quick and efficient, complete removal of all tassels and/or rogues in their given row) while working in all weather conditions especially hot, wet and humid conditions. Workers must be in possession of the requisite strength and endurance and tenacity, working quickly and skillfully with their hands (hands positioned at anywhere from below waist level to above head level). Must be able to carefully and without losing balance, walk/move along very uneven, hilly, soft, or wet ground for extended periods of time. The employer will provide the tools necessary (if applicable) to perform the job described without charge to the worker. Work is done in the field for long periods of time. Workers may assist in handling product weighing up to 50 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet. Workers must work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Work required in fields when plants are wet with dew and rain, and may be required during light rain, snow, moderate winds, direct sun, high humidity and extreme temperatures. Temperatures in fields during working hours can range from 10 to over 100 degrees F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker’s ability to perform the job. Workers should be able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. Bending, stooping and kneeling required. 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. Non-supervisory workers may demonstrate tasks to others. Designated workers may be responsible for acting as a liaison between the crew and the supervisor to communicate progress of production tasks and communicate work completed for the day. Non-supervisory workers may also assist supervisors with record and/or timekeeping. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required after a worker has an accident at work and upon reasonable suspicion of use. Workers with a clean driving record (no major moving violations such as but not limited to Driving While Intoxicated or Reckless Driving) and able to obtain an insurable driver's license may be required to drive company vehicles.
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 3 months of agricultural experience working on a vegetable farm handling manual tasks. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Workers must be able to perform manual tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 50 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing required.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
M&O Contracting LLC
Location:
Pasco, WA 99301
Telephone Number:
+15095453113

Worksite

Address:
21301 E Reese Rd, Prosser, WA 99301

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22074-980630
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Topping Onions: Small, per sack. 16 onion sacks per hour. Estimated hourly wage rate equivalent for this piece rate is $17.60/hr. Guaranteed $17.41/hr.
Date Posted:
4/1/2022

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