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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers and Laborers

E-Berry Harvest Company, LLC

Quitman, GA

$11.99 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18636754289
Web address to Apply:
www.employgeorgia.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
100
Job Duties:
Lay Plastic/shovel work – Workers are required to load 75 to 80 lbs. rolls of plastic and drip tape rolls weighing approximately 50lbs on to machinery and ride on the back of machinery to ensure rolls are distributed evenly on beds of dirt. Worker is required to ride fertilizer wagon and use a shovel to make sure there is no clogging of fertilizer at distribution. Worker is required to remove casing when rolls of plastic and drip tape have emptied and repeat process. Plastic machine riders have other tasks required to lay plastic such as: bed pressing, clean out fertilizer hoppers, painting numbers and measuring row lengths. Workers are required to use a shovel to tuck in the ends of the plastic being laid by machinery at the ends of each row. Repairs are to be made to plastic and splices as necessary throughout field. Tying All crops – Attaching a small box of string to one's waist with belt and in one hand using a tying stick in the other hand, attach string to the tying stick. Then take the tying stick and looping string around the pepper stake and standing pepper plant between stakes and pulling string tight to hold the plant up between stakes. Continue process for each pepper stake and plant for entire pepper field on both sides of the plant. This task will require the removal of empty boxes and trash from field at the end of the tying process. Harvesting of Cucumbers & Pepper Crops – Using a harvesting bucket, remove mature produce from the plant with both hands and place into the bucket. Repeat the process on each plant until the bucket is full. Then lift the bucket and place on your shoulder, stand upright and walk at a safe pace until you reach the truck with bins. Lift the bucket from your shoulder with both hands and hand it to the person next the bin. The person next to the bin dumps the produce into the bin and returns the bucket. Repeat process. Planting – Loading and unloading of plant trays from plant delivery boxes to planting machine, unloading empty trays from planter back onto plant boxes. Riding on plant machine and placing one plant into each hole made by plant machine and gathering soil to fill in space around the plant with soil using hand. Walking also behind planting machine placing a plant in hold that was missed and also filling in the hole with soil by using hand. Removing plants at walkways. Units covered will be divided by number of workers on the crew times the pay rate. Replanting – When needed, replanting will require employee to carry trays that weigh 1 -5lbs into field to replace injured or dead plants in field rows. Harvest Dumper – Harvest dumper is required to stand on top of; or on the side of, harvesting containers and receive full harvest buckets that are being tossed to the harvest dumper from the harvesting employees. Buckets weigh approximately 32-35 lbs. when filled with product (Round, Cherry and Grape tomato, Roma) and will be dumped into various types of harvesting containers. After harvest dumper receives and empties the contents into the appropriate container; the harvest dumper will return the empty bucket to the harvesting employee. The harvest dumper will monitor the cleanliness of the containers and remove any additional vegetation from produce inside the harvest containers and toss unwanted vegetation to the ground. As containers reach full capacity, the harvest dumper will stack, if needed, an additional container (weighing approximately 60 - 80 lbs.) on top of the full container and continue the process.
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:
Drug/Alcohol Testing: E-Berry Harvest may conduct criminal background and/or drug screening at the employer's expense on all new applicants post-employment. Failure to pass criminal background check and/or drug screening is grounds for termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:
42
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
E-Berry Harvest Company, LLC
Location:
LaBelle, FL 33935
Telephone Number:
+18636754289

Worksite

Address:
DeWitt Farms, Inc 7172 Adel Hwy, Quitman, GA 31643

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22081-997867
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
4/4/2022

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