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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Farmworker

Vine Valley Farms Inc.

Stewart, MN

$15.37 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
tanatajw@ebargamil.com
Web address to Apply:
minnesotaworks.net

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
25
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: livestock and crops including but not limited to zucchini, cucumbers, cabbage, green beans, winter squash, onions, peppers, sweet corn, beets, grains. Plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables. Use hand tools including, but not limited to: shovels, hoes and knives. Till soil. Weed and thin plants. Pick, cut, lift, or pull crops. Tie vegetables in bunches. In addition, workers must be able and willing to pick cucumbers and harvest cabbage with a knife. Grade, size and sort product. Take care to prevent damaging produce and plants. Feed and water livestock. Herd livestock to pasture for grazing. Herd animals into corral and/or stall. Maintain/repair fences used to contain herd animals. Must be able to find and maintain bearings to grazing areas. Examine animals for diseases and injuries. Assist with livestock vaccination. Apply routine medications. Tend to cuts and bruises. Assist with livestock castration. Clips, brand, or tag animals. Perform general herd care. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform 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. Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs. Build/repair fences. Use power equipment including but not limited to: tractors, planters, mowers, plows, utility vehicles, cultivators, fork lifts, pallet jacks, skid loaders. Must operate agricultural equipment safely, with or without direction. Workers with an insurable driver’s license may be asked to drive company vehicles within a 150 mile radius of the farm. Grade and pack vegetable crops by hand or with mechanized packing equipment, including but not limited to bagging machines, bin feeding machines, box machines, labeling machines, regular and high stacking forklifts. Sort graded vegetable crops in appropriate containers according to packing instructions. Deliver pallets of finished product to cold storage. Load/unload product. Prepare orders for shipping. Keep material and product records accurately. Cleaning and sanitation of tools, equipment and working area required. Work is done in the field for long periods of time. Workers may assist in handling product weighing up to 50 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, moderate winds, direct sun, muddy conditions, high humidity and extreme temperatures. Temperatures in fields during working hours can range from 35 to over 95 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. Supervisor(s) will provide instructions and directions to workers. Workers must be able to comprehend and follow instructions and communicate effectively to supervisors. Unusual, complex or non-routine activities will be supervised. Workers expected to perform basic duties in a timely and proficient manner without close supervision. Tobacco use in non-designated areas strictly prohibited. No smoking or tobacco use of any kind permitted in the fields, worker housing, or anywhere on company premises except designated smoking areas. This is necessary to protect against transmission of toxins and contamination from tobacco by-products. Employer reserves the right to discharge any employee found smoking or in possession of smoking materials, including cigarettes, cigars, snuff, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco or smoking paraphernalia. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the
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:
This job requires a minimum of 3 months of experience working in agricultural employment handling both manual and mechanized tasks. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Saturday work required. Sunday work may be offered but is not required. Must be able to lift/carry 50 lbs.
Number of Hours Per Week:
38
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Vine Valley Farms Inc.
Location:
Stewart, MN 55385
Telephone Number:
+13205622237

Worksite

Address:
Packing Facility: 84678 Co. Rd. 20, Stewart, MN 55385

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22103-065063
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
4/25/2022

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