IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING WAGES FOR TEMPORARY AGRICULTURAL JOBS

The Department of Labor recently announced new minimum wage rates, called Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs), that employers must offer and pay, at the time work is performed, to nonimmigrant H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment beginning on the effective date of the new wage rates. To see the new hourly AEWRs for non-range occupations (effective December 29, 2021) and the national monthly AEWR for herding or production of livestock work on the range (effective January 1, 2022), please visit: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/foreign-labor/wages/adverse-effect-wage-rates

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Grader/sorter

Magnolia Packing, Inc. - VA

Verona, VA

$14.16 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15402480280
Web address to Apply:
www.vawc.virginia.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
33
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: green beans. Plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables. Use hand tools including, but not limited to: shovels, hoes and knives. Plant roots, seeds and bulbs. Spread plastic or other groundcovering. Clean plastic by hand from ground upon removal. Till soil. Weed and thin plants. Transplant plants by hand. Stake/tie plants, trellis/prune plants, and set poles and wires for vine plants. Pick, cut, lift, or pull crops. Tie vegetables in bunches. Grade, size and field pack product. Take care to prevent damaging produce and plants. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. Bending, stooping and kneeling required. Use hand tools including but not limited to hoes, shovels, shears, clippers, loppers, and saws. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Use power equipment including but not limited to: tractors, planters, mowers, plows, sprayers, cultivators, power shears, chain saws, high lifts, fork lifts, skid loaders. Must operate agricultural equipment safely, with or without direction. Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs. Build/repair fences. Install/maintain irrigation systems and water lines. Move and install irrigation pipes and equipment. Dig and maintain ditches. Connect irrigation drip tape using scissors, screwdriver and/or tweezers. Check daily for water leaks. Repair water leaks as needed. Disconnect irrigation hoses to avoid disrupting harvesting equipment. Work is done in the field for long periods of time. Workers may assist in handling product weighing up to 60 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet. Workers must work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Work required in fields when plants are wet with dew and rain, and may be required during light rain, snow, moderate winds, direct sun, high humidity and extreme temperatures. Temperatures in fields during working hours can range from 10 to over 100 degrees F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker’s ability to perform the job. Workers will stand at a conveyor belt grading green beans. Workers on the bean packing line may grade beans, fill and close containers, weigh containers or stack containers of beans on pallets. Workers may stack crates/RPC/eco boxes or other cases onto pallets. Excellent manual dexterity is required in both hands to grasp corn repeatedly throughout the shift. Workers may occasionally empty containers of corn weighing up to 50 lbs. for packing or disposal purposes. Employees must be able to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs. repeatedly throughout the day. Must be able to work in 34 – 90 degree F work environment or outside temperature. Employees must be able to bend over, reach across the conveyor line, and remove trash from the floor around their work stations. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive standing. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Good vision is required in order to make judgments on product quality throughout the packing process. Employees will be expected to work quickly and efficiently. Workers will operate a forklift. Workers will palletize, stack, and move product. Load product into the following:hydrocooler, cooler, bin dumper, and refrigerated trailers. Workers may stand at an exit table, grab tray packs from the exit table and place the packs into shipping boxes/cases/containers depending on the specifications of the customers. Excellent manual dexterity is required in both hands to grasp trays repeatedly throughout the shift. Workers may be required to lift up to 50 lbs repeatedly throughout the shift.
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:
Positions sought by this labor certification are in green bean production work. To be considered for the jobs, applicants are required to have at least three months prior agricultural experience working on a vegetable farm handling both manual and mechanized tasks. Workers must be able to perform manual and mechanized tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Prior experience with sweet corn and/or green beans is desirable, but not required. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer-paid pre-employment and post-hire drug testing required.
Number of Hours Per Week:
39
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
1:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Magnolia Packing, Inc. - VA
Location:
Americus, GA 31709
Telephone Number:
+18639833101

Worksite

Address:
945 Lee Hwy, Verona, VA 24482

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22101-056221
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Driving, per hour
Date Posted:
4/20/2022

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