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Field Harvest Worker

Houser's Produce Farm, Inc.

Sharpsburg, MD

$15.54 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
referrals@maslabor.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
16
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, corn, cantaloupes, watermelons, pumpkins, squash, eggplant, hay, and straw. 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 manual as well as mechanized activities with accuracy and efficiency. Plants, cultivates and harvests vegetables. Works on planter, plants roots, seeds, and bulbs. May spread plastic or other ground covering. Weeds, thins, plants. Transplants plants, riding on transplanter or by hand. May set poles and wires for vine plants. Picks, cuts, lifts, or pulls crop to harvest them. May tie vegetables in bunches or top them. Workers will pack, haul, and store produce. May assist with irrigation. May operate and help maintain tractors or hand-operated equipment. May assist with general farm building maintenance. Crops grown on the farm include cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, corn, cantaloupes, watermelons, pumpkins, squash, and egglant, hay and straw. 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 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, 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, cultivators and other equipment. Workers will be expected to be able to operate agricultural equipment with or without direction. 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). Persons seeking employment as experienced Field Harvest 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. If the performance during the trial period is not acceptable to the employer the worker‘s employment will be terminated. 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 retains the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but does not demonstrate the willingness to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason. 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 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:
42
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Houser's Produce Farm, Inc.
Location:
Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Telephone Number:
+13012236399

Worksite

Address:
16517 Shaffer Rd., Sharpsburg, MD 21782

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22108-077976
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
4/20/2022

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