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Vegetable Harvester/field Packer

Smith's Farm Inc.

Presque Isle, ME

$15.66 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
emily@smithsfarm.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
140
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: broccoli, potatoes, cauliflower, lettuce, cabbage. This job requires a minimum of 3 months of prior verifiable experience working in a field harvest/field packing crew on a vegetable farm. Workers must be able to perform all duties with accuracy, efficiency and an eye to quality standards to ensure the production of a premium quality product. Workers will harvest crops including but not limited to broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, lettuce and cabbage. Workers will field pack broccoli and cauliflower in cartons at a rate of 4 pallets per hour for crown and 3 pallets per hour for bunches. There will be no mechanical cultivation or planting tasks involved under this labor certification, other than transplanting cauliflower and broccoli. Work will involve cutting broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce and cabbage, bunching broccoli, stacking cartons, making cartons. Considerable stooping and kneeling is required. Care must be taken to prevent damaging produce. Work is to be done in the field for long periods of time. Workers will perform duties including boxing, weighing and loading of product. Workers will assist in loading trucks with product weighing up to and including 60 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet for long periods of time. Workers should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker’s ability to perform the job. 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 may range from 10 to 100 degrees F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operationsWorkers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer assures that workers will be provided, at no cost, transportation from living quarters to work site every day (for workers who must be provided housing under the applicable regulations). Workers with appropriate licenses and a valid doctor's certificate may be asked to drive other workers. Persons seeking employment as experienced vegetable harvester/field packer must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Applicants must be able to furnish verifiable job reference(s) or comparable third party documentation from recent employer(s) establishing acceptable prior experience. All workers will be subject to a trial period of up to five days during which the employer will evaluate workers' performance of required tasks. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker if the employer reasonably finds worker's performance during the trial period to be unacceptable. Raises and/or bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker employed pursuant to this job order, at the company's sole discretion, based on individual factors including work performance, skill, and tenure. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason. . The employer may discipline the worker, including brief suspension of work activities/employment for a set period determined by the supervisor or termination of employment as described in the Work Rules. All terms and conditions included in the job order will apply equally to all workers, both U.S. workers and H-2A workers, employed in the occupation described in this clearance order.
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:
This job requires a minimum of 3 months of prior verifiable experience working in a field harvest/field packing crew on a vegetable farm. Workers must be able to perform all duties with accuracy, efficiency and an eye to quality standards to ensure the production of a premium quality product. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs.
Number of Hours Per Week:
54
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Smith's Farm Inc.
Location:
Presque Isle, ME 04769
Telephone Number:
+12077644540

Worksite

Address:
99 Fort Fairfield Rd., Presque Isle, ME 04769

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22104-071149
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Broccoli, carton of crowns - $1.05
Date Posted:
4/22/2022

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