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Vegetable Warehouse and Field Worker

Oak Grove AG LLC

Oak Grove, VA

$14.16 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18042241990
Email address to Apply:
joe@parkerfarms.net
Web address to Apply:
www.vawc.virginia.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
52
Job Duties:
Field-packed broccoli, sweet corn, cucumbers, peppers, squash and other vegetables are transported from the field to the warehouse on trucks. Produce is unloaded, stacked, properly counted, tagged and put in a cooler or chlorine bath as soon as received. Workers may regrade or re-package field-packed produce. Workers may shuck and package sweet corn in trays. Workers may load and unload trucks by hand or forklift. Workers perform sanitation duties such as cleaning restrooms, sweeping, hosing down loading dock. Pull weeds/chop: Workers will walk along rows as specified by the employer and remove weeds and grass from fields by hand or using a hoe. Plant, cultivate, hand-harvest and field-pack broccoli, sweet corn, cucumbers, peppers, squash and other vegetables. Prolonged walking, standing, bending, stooping and reaching. Warehouse work is performed inside cold room at constant 45 degrees F. Field work is performed outdoors. The use or possession or being under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol during working time is prohibited. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Failure to comply with the request or testing positive may result in immediate termination. All testing will occur post-hire and is not a part of the interview process. Negative result required before beginning work. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. of product. Must not hinder another worker?s productivity. Use of personal cell phone or other personal electronic device during working hours strictly prohibited and violation may result in immediate termination. Three months verifiable experience as a vegetable warehouse worker is preferred but not required due to the current prevailing practice among surveyed employers who do not use H-2A workers in the same or comparable occupations or crops in the area of intended employment. Must commit to work for the entire contract period. Long Green Cucumbers: Move along row, stoop and bend to pick developed long green cucumbers and place into 5/8th bushel bucket. Carry full buckets to a nearby truck for dumping, receive ticket or token in emptied bucket and return to assigned row to continue task. Workers must ?clean the vines? (pick all cucumbers of marketable size) and larger as specified by employer. Workers will be required to stay on their assigned row. Worker must be careful to avoid damaging vines, blooms and smaller cucumbers. May be required to block and thin cucumbers and perform general cultivation work. Work in groups to harvest sweet corn by hand pulling and packing corn into crates while riding on a mule train. Walk field ahead of mule train pulling ears that are too low for harvesting from machine. Make sure that stalk is pulled clean of all ears of correct size and maturity. Workers will bend and stoop to pick vegetables according to size, color, shape, and degree of maturity and place into field containers. Workers may cut developed produce from plant and place into bucket. Workers may carry full bucket containing vegetables and empty into field bin or load onto truck or trailer. May be required to pull and discard culls as directed by supervisor. Workers must take care not to bruise or scar produce. Worker will return to assigned row/area and repeat the process. Worker must pick plants clean of correct size and maturity. Produce may be graded and packed in the field. Produce must be washed thoroughly. All workers are required to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly important when handling produce for human consumption. Workers are required to cleanse their hands by washing thoroughly with soap and water before work and after each break. Smoking and the use of tobacco products prohibited during working time. All workers must report to work clean and in clean clothes.
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:
No
Special Requirements:
Prolonged walking, standing, bending, stooping and reaching. Warehouse work is performed inside cold room at constant 45 degrees F. Field work is performed outdoors. The use or possession or being under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol during working time is prohibited. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Failure to comply with the request or testing positive may result in immediate termination. All testing will occur post-hire and is not a part of the interview process. Negative result required before beginning work. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. of product. Must not hinder another workers productivity. Use of personal cell phone or other personal electronic device during working hours strictly prohibited and violation may result in immediate termination. Three months verifiable experience as a vegetable warehouse worker is preferred but not required due to the current prevailing practice among surveyed
Number of Hours Per Week:
42
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Oak Grove AG LLC
Location:
Oak Grove, VA 22443
Telephone Number:
+18042241990

Worksite

Address:
Oak Grove Ag LLC: 1647 Kings Hwy, Oak Grove, VA 22443

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22087-014535
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
4/4/2022

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