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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers and Laborers

Boatwright Farms, LLC

Steele, AL

$11.99 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+12565047649
Email address to Apply:
steamboat11.jb@gmail.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
30
Job Duties:
The farm worker position includes duties associated with the planting, cultivating, harvesting, and field packing of fruits and vegetables. This work can require standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 75 pounds for long periods of time outdoors in all weather conditions. It also includes making important decisions based on size, coloring, and ripeness according to prescribed standards. This work requires adherence to important food safety and quality standard operating procedures and the ability to work quickly and consistently alongside fellow workers in a positive, professional, team-based attitude and a consideration for the safety and health of fellow workers and of the consumers who will purchase and consume the fresh produce grown, harvested, packed and shipped from the farm. Tomatoes Pre-harvest duties for tomatoes may include digging drainage ditches, laying plastic, planting, staking, tying, pruning, irrigation and weeding plants by hand and/or hoe. Harvest primarily consists of harvesting tomatoes by hand. The outlined job duties will require workers to stand, walk, stoop, bend and lift up to 75 lbs continuously. These task will require individuals to work quickly and consistently and for long periods of time outdoors in all weather conditions. Workers must use care when performing their farm work duties and exercise consciousness to not damage or bruise the fruit and vegetables. Workers must adhere to all safety rules as instructed by their supervisors and all farm work operations must meet the standards and specifications given by the employer. Workers will be assigned a row or series of rows and required to select and pick produce according to criteria outlined and demonstrated by managers such as size, coloring and ripeness. They will be responsible for in-field grading and discarding of poor quality, rotting and/or over-ripened produce. Workers will gently load the good quality produce into containers, taking care to avoid damage or bruising. Help with post-harvest cleanup including pulling, piling, and sorting plastic, stakes, string and field row irrigation components. Instruction will be given for each task and standards of performance communicated to workers. Watermelons Instruction will be given for each task and standards of performance communicated to worker. Workers will dig drainage ditches, plant and harvest watermelons. Workers will be assigned a row or series of rows and required to select and pick produce according to criteria outlined and demonstrated by managers such as size, coloring and ripeness. They will be responsible for in-field grading and discarding of poor quality, rotting, and/or over ripened produce. Workers will gently load the good quality produce onto trailer, taking care to avoid damage or bruising. Cantaloupe Workers must use care when performing their farm work duties and exercise caution to not damage or bruise the fruit and vegetables. Workers must adhere to all safety rules as instructed by their supervisors and all farm work operations must meet the standards and specifications given by the employer. Workers will be assigned a row or series of rows and required to select and pick produce according to criteria outlined and demonstrated by managers such as size, coloring, and ripeness. They will be responsible for in-field grading and discarding of poor quality rotting, and/or over-ripened produce. Workers will gently load the good quality produce onto trailers, taking care to avoid damage or bruising.
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:
The employer may conduct drug testing and criminal backgrounds checks post-employment and at the employer's expense.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Boatwright Farms, LLC
Location:
Steele, AL 35987
Telephone Number:
+12565047649

Worksite

Address:
2683 County Road 42, Steele, AL 35987

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22091-030561
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
per bucket; minimum 1.8 buckets/hr
Date Posted:
4/14/2022

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