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Farmworker: Diversified

Piscasaw Garden Inc

Harvard, IL

$15.89 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18154514856
Email address to Apply:
piscasawflower@gmail.com
Web address to Apply:
https://seasonaljobs.dol.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
25
Job Duties:
Sanitation Requirements: For food and general personal safety purposes, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly critical when hand harvesting crops for human consumption. Employees are required to cleanse their hands by washing them thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom and before entering the fields for harvest activities or the packing facility for packing operations. Crops: Sweet corn, fresh market beans, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Edamame, Eggplant, gourds, greens, lettuce, melons, okra, onion, peas, peppers, potato and other root crops, pumpkins, summer and winter squash, tomatoes, and flowers. Workers will prepare field/beds by laying plastic and/or fabric mulch for planting by hand; plant seed by hand; transplant by hand and by machine; pick by hand, weed by hand and with a hoe; Workers will irrigate, wash, pack for market, tractor operation; motor vehicle transportation (if properly licensed) harvest seed, vegetable, and flowers by hand. Workers will cut flowers by hand and make bouquets for sale. Assist in preparing orders, market delivery (unpacking and handoff), load and unload produce. Area cleanup, repack all listed crops, husk seed by hand; wash by hand; do general crop maintenance (pinching & tying) by hand. Detasseling, thinning and rogueing of plants; Hand sort shelled seed, participate in end of the day clean up around farm, maintain general farm neatness and cleanliness. Support jobs include bin and pallet repair and after-hours cleanup. Farm, and Field Sanitation All workers will be responsible for picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping floors and other farm sanitation duties. GENERAL CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL CROPS: Fieldwork begins at assigned time shortly after daylight. Work may be performed during light rain and in high humidity and in temperatures ranging from 110 degrees to below 20 degrees F. Workers will perform the majority of tasks standing in the upright position and can expect to stand on their feet for extended periods of time. Some tasks, however, require workers to perform activities on their feet in stooped or crouched position for long periods of time. Workers will frequently lift weight of 75 lbs. Workers will supply their own work clothes. All the tasks in this Job Description constitute one (1) job; the employer may assign workers to different tasks on any day or to multiple tasks during the same day in the sole judgment of the employer. Workers may be required to perform work, on the farm, that is incidental to farming the crops listed in the application, such as performing hand cultivation tasks, packing, weeding, or hoeing, cleaning and repairing farm buildings, grounds, set up and move aluminum irrigation pipes and equipment, cleaning and maintaining drip irrigation systems, using backpack sprayers, gardening, weeding, shrubbing, baling hay, harvesting field corn, etc. This is a very demanding and competitive business in which quality specifications must be rigorously adhered to. Sloppy work cannot and will not be tolerated. The employer retains the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able to but does not demonstrate the willingness to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product. During certain duties, workers may be required to work in teams to accomplish a certain task. When engaged in teamwork activities workers must coordinate with other members of the team to accomplish the task.
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:
Must have three months experience hand harvesting produce. Applicants must be able to furnish affirmative job references from recent employers operating comparable operations establishing acceptable previous experience. Must be physically able to meet and perform all job specifications stated in job order. Must be able to work in the hot humid weather for extended periods of time. Workers are subject to random drug testing at no cost to the employee. All drug testing will occur after the worker begins his or her employment and is not a part of the interview process. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Piscasaw Garden Inc
Location:
Harward, IL 60033
Telephone Number:
+18154518621

Worksite

Address:
9306 Lawrence Rd, Harvard , IL 60033

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22075-982598
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
3/24/2022

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