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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

MV Harvesting

Rocky Mount, NC

$14.16 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18634413610
Email address to Apply:
vvargasfc@yahoo.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
46
Job Duties:
Workers will perform assign duties as instructed by their supervisor. Tobacco Harvesting: Workers will start in a row with the first tobacco plant cutting off the top flower by hand properly without damaging leafs below. The worker must then use both hands in order to remove all the suckers that are in between the tobacco leaf and the stem of the tobacco plant. The worker will walk down his designated row working on every tobacco plant taking no more than 4 to 5 seconds. When this is finished the workers will again walk down the tobacco field on his designated row pulling off the bottom 3 to 5 ripe leafs off of every stock. If the leaf is not ripe you must leave it alone. The worker must stay down moving forward placing each leaf on his side until the worker has no more room and must walk over to unload his bundle of tobacco leafs into the tobacco trailer. Any leafs dropped by the worker must be picked up. The tobacco tractor and trailer will always be in the middle of the 12 person group moving forward. The worker must due this process 3 to 4 different period of times as leafs ripen on every stock. Sweet potato Harvesting: The worker will pick the sweet potatoes up from the ground by class. There are 3 types of classes of sweet potato that require harvesting at once which are number 1’s (large potato), canner(medium small broken cracked unshaped potato’s), and seed (small potato’s). The worker must first select number 1’s placing them in a five gallon bucket, once the bucket is full, the worker will take the bucket to the truck and dump the sweet potatoes in the back of the truck. A small ticket will be given to you to keep and a total will be counted at the end of each day. The workers will then go back to the picking area and fill his bucket up with canner sweet potato. Once the bucket is full the worker will take the bucket to the truck and dump the bucket. The worker will go back to his picking area and fill his bucket up with seed sweet potato. Cucumber Harvesting: The worker will pick the cucumber up from the ground, placing them in a five gallon bucket, once the bucket is full, the worker will take the bucket to the truck and dump the cucumber in the back of the truck. General Maintenance: Workers on physical work restrictions or when harvesting work is not available may be required to perform miscellaneous clean-up work on work site property, on structures utilized in the work site operation, and on housing for harvesting workers. Such clean-up activities include the sprouting, pruning, and painting of trees; debris, weed, and vine removal; irrigation repair; housing and structure cleaning and repair. The worker in order to perform this kind of work must be able to work outside for at least 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in a possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance, working quickly and skillfully with their hands repeatedly, a one month experience in this type of work is required The employer will provides the tools necessary (if applicable) to perform the described job duties without charge to the worker. The employer will charge the worker for reasonable costs related to the worker’s refusal or negligent failure to return the tools or due such worker’s willful damage or destruction of the tools. Workers that qualify may be required to operate Agriculture Machinery or Equipment. General farm upkeep and maintenance such as painting, fixing, cleaning, and organizing out building and equipment. Employees may volunteer to work additional hours when work is available. Workers should expect occasional periods of little or no work because of weather, crop or other conditions beyond the employer’s control. These periods can occur any time throughout the season, if workers request a leave of absence during these periods of no work, the hours will be deducted from the hours offered under the ETA 790A.
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:
1
Special Requirements:
This type of work, involves working conditions that require tremendous stamina, a high level of physical activity in cold or extremely hot conditions in direct sunlight and in adverse weather such as rain. The work requires a high level of physical conditioning. Due to the type of work involved, there is a Probationary Period of five (5) days beginning with the first day of employment, to show possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance to perform this type of work.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
MV Harvesting
Company Name:
Mario A Vargas
Location:
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Telephone Number:
+18634413610

Worksite

Address:
123 Covington Ln, Rocky Mount, NC 27801

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22091-028520
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Per 5/8 BU bucket
Date Posted:
4/5/2022

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