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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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworker

Minerva Plantation

Perry, GA

$12.50 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
minervagpjobs@gmail.com
Web address to Apply:
www.dol.ga.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
3
Job Duties:
Assist with the mechanical planting and harvesting of cotton, peanuts, corn, wheat, soybeans and pecans. Cultivate crops. Detassel corn. Walk through fields and pull tassel off plants as directed. Rogue corn and soybeans and remove off-type varieties and other plants using hand tools. Load seed into hoppers. Hand chop and rogue cotton. Load cotton bales. Pick up and load loose cotton. Shovel peanuts onto conveyor. Cover harvested peanuts with tarps. Carry supplies including bags and baling wire to the field. Maintain orchards including pruning and thinning of pecan trees. Install, operate, and maintain levee gates to regulate proper water depth. Install/maintain irrigation systems and water lines. Move and install irrigation pipes and equipment. Dig and maintain ditches. Install and remove levee gates. Apply non-restricted pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other crop protectants. Apply fertilizers, plant growth chemicals, conditioners, and other plant related treatments at the correct times depending on plant type, growth, climate and crop conditions. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, post-harvest activities and other manual tasks. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Assist with farm building/field maintenance and cleanup activities. Build/repair fences. Drive tractors and balers, and operate other mechanized farm equipment while assisting with planting, cultivating and harvesting activities. Perform manual and mechanized tasks including but not limited to: bush hogging fields; disking; aerating; seeding (using mechanical drills and seeders); fertilizing, weed spraying, mowing, tedding, raking, baling, and stacking. Operate grain carts. Prepare and/or clear land for planting using mechanized or hand equipment to remove trash, rocks, or other debris or material that may interfere with planting or harvesting activities. Level land by moving dirt and other materials. Equipment may include tractors, dozers, planters, mowers, plows, sprayers, cultivators, power shears, chainsaws, bobcats, skid loaders, high lifts, and trucks or other vehicles. Manipulate controls to set, activate, and adjust mechanisms on machinery. Adjust speeds of cutters, blowers, and conveyors and height of cutting head. Clean, adjust, repair, and perform routine service/maintenance on equipment (e.g., lubricating grease points, inspecting and maintaining fluid levels, checking belt and conveyor tensions, and maintaining tires, wheels, bearings, belts, and other wear parts). Repair or replace defective parts. Attach farm implements (e.g., plows, harrows, discs, sprayers) using hand tools. May assist with other general farm maintenance or repairs. Operate 18-wheeler to haul commodities to buying point. Workers must operate all equipment properly and in a manner that protects operator, others, the employer's products and property. Workers may be selected to perform activities listed in the job description based off skills, experience and/or license classification. Only those who meet all necessary qualifications may operate vehicles, tractors or equipment. Qualifications may vary depending on vehicle, tractor or equipment, but can include having a valid driver's license, which is appropriate to the vehicle, doctor's certificate and completion of safety training. Using the employer's vehicles, licensed drivers may transport workers and may be offered additional hours. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer.
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:
3
Special Requirements:
Twelve months of verifiable experience operating agricultural equipment required. Work outside in inclement weather condition. Walk, sit, bend, stoop, reach, push, pull and perform repetitive movements. Lift, carry and load up to 50 lbs. Must be 18 years of age or older. Drug testing is conducted post-hire at the employers expense and is not part of the interview process. Negative results are required before starting work. The employer does not employ persons convicted of violent, sex related, theft related, or drug related crimes except under extremely limited circumstances. Individual circumstances will be taken into consideration at the request of the applicant.
Number of Hours Per Week:
60
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Minerva Plantation
Location:
Perry, GA 31069
Telephone Number:
+14789548979

Worksite

Address:
2432 Marshallville Road, Perry, GA 31069

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22075-982380
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
4/14/2022

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