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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworker

E. Wesley Cohee

Hurlock, MD

$15.54 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
referrals@maslabor.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
22
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: vegetables, watermelon, string beans, cantaloupe, sweet potatoes, sweet corn, squash, tomatos, and strawberries. This job requires a minimum of three months of verifiable prior experience working on a diversified crop farm handling both manual and machine tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities. Workers must be able to perform all duties of entry level workers as well as perform additional mechanized activities with accuracy and efficiency. Cultivates and harvests vegetables. May spread plastic or other ground covering. Weeds, thins, plants. Picks, cuts, lifts, or pulls crop to harvest them. May tie vegetables in bunches or top them. Crops grown on one or more farms include string beans, watermelon and cantaloupes, sweet potatoes, sweet corn, squash, tomatos, and strawberries Workers may work on planters, planting seeds and transplanting seedlings. Workers may cultivate and weed as needed and assist with irrigation and fertilization. Workers must also stake/tie plants. Workers will trellis and prune plants. Workers will pick produce as it ripens. Considerable stooping and kneeling is required. Care must be taken to prevent damaging produce and plants. Work is to be done in the field for long periods of time. Workers are expected to perform duties including boxing, weighing and loading of product. Workers may 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 and extensive walking. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals, etc. may affect workers’ ability to perform the job. Workers are exposed to wet weather early in the morning through the heat of the day, working in fields. Temperatures may range from 10 to 100 F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Workers 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-paid post-hire upon suspicion and post-accident drug testing required. Work may also include mechanized field work using power equipment. By way of example and not limitation power equipment may include tractors, planters, sprayers, cultivators and other equipment. Workers will be expected to be able to operate agricultural equipment with or without direction. Equipment should be operated in a manner to protect the operator, other workers, crops and equipment. Repeated failure to obey safety requirements and operating instructions may result in termination. Employer assures that workers will be provided transportation from living quarters to work site every day (for workers who must be provided housing under the applicable regulations). 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. Persons seeking employment as experienced farm worker 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. Successful applicants will be subject to a trial period of up to 5 days during which their performance of required tasks will be evaluated.
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 three months of verifiable prior experience working on a diversified crop farm handling both manual and machine tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire upon suspicion and post-accident drug testing required.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
E. Wesley Cohee
Location:
Hurlock, MD 21643
Telephone Number:
+14108295939

Worksite

Address:
4605 Williamsburg Church Rd., Hurlock, MD 21643

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22108-077883
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
4/20/2022

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