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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworker: Diversified

Kruegers Market

Letts, IA

$16.19 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15632607371
Web address to Apply:
https://seasonaljobs.dol.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
20
Job Duties:
Sanitation Requirements: For food and general personal safety purposes, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly critical when hand harvesting crops for human consumption. Employees are required to cleanse their hands by washing them thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom and before entering the fields for harvest activities or the packing facility for packing operations. Workers will plant, cultivate and harvest crops named in this job order. Workers may be responsible for preparation of field beds, assisting in installation of drip irrigation and black plastic. Crops: Sweet Corn, Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Tomatoes, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Bell Peppers, Jalapeno, Green Beans. Vegetables, Watermelons, & Cantaloupe: Workers will plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables. Workers will be required to remove weeds by hand or with a hoe. Workers will bend and stoop to pick vegetables according to size, color, shape and degree of maturity and place into field containers. Workers may carry full container weighing approximately fifty (50) lbs. and empty into field bin or load onto trailer. May be required to pull and discard culls as directed by supervisor. Pickers will take care not to bruise or scar produce. Pre-harvest activities may include staking, tying, transplanting and pruning. Workers will stand on feet for long periods of time. Workers are required to work in fields when plants are wet with dew or rain. Temperatures in fields during working hours can range from forty (40) to over one hundred (100) degrees. Farm Equipment Operation: Workers will be required to operate tractors, trucks and other farm equipment during field operations as an incidental activity in the production of crops. Workers will use mechanical sweet potato harvesting equipment. Before any worker is required to operate any farm equipment, the worker will be instructed in the proper and safe operation of tractor. Workers must notify supervisor of any mechanical issues. Workers will be required to operate tractors according to instructions and in a manner that protects the operator, other workers, trees, crops and equipment. Repeated failure to obey operating and safety instructions may result in termination. General Maintenance: Workers will be responsible for performing general maintenance around the farm. This will include fence mending, mowing, and weeding eating. Workers will repair and paint buildings to ensure they are in good repair. During certain duties, workers may be required to work in teams to accomplish a certain task. When engage in teamwork activities workers must coordinate with other members of the team to accomplish the task. Employer retains the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malinger, 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. Farm, and Field Sanitation All workers will be responsible for picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping floors and other farm sanitation duties. This employer may grow one or more other crops. Farmers frequently decide whether to plant these crops and what additional crops they will plant after this application is submitted. Information on crops planted after submission of this application will be disclosed in writing to the U.S. Department of Labor for approval as soon as it is known. Workers will NOT spray crops.
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:
Must have three months experience hand harvesting produce. Applicants must be able to furnish affirmative job references from recent employers. Must be physically able to meet and perform all job specifications stated in job order. Workers must have a valid drivers license or the ability to gain one within 30 days of hire. Must be able to work in the hot humid weather for extended periods of time. Workers may be subject to random drug testing post hire at no cost to the employee. All drug testing will occur after the worker begins his or her employment and is not a part of the interview process. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Kruegers Market
Location:
Letts, IA 52754
Telephone Number:
+15632604968

Worksite

Address:
1455 ½ 231st St, Letts, IA 52754

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22108-079420
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
4/21/2022

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