- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
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- 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.
Corn Detasselling: DURING DETASSELLING NO WORKER WILL BE ALLOWED TO BEGIN WORK WITHOUT THEIR ASSIGNED SAFETY GEAR: Workers will walk along assigned row of seed corn and removes remaining tassels from stalks on both sides of row. Care must be taken to remove tassel completely without damaging stalks. Perform any other duties involved in detasselling and rogueing of seed corn and maintenance of fields and production areas.
Bean & Corn Rogueing & Weeding: Workers will walk seed fields to identify and remove rogue plants and discarding them as directed.
Seed Corn Harvest & Sort: Workers will perform general duties associated with harvesting seed corn. Workers will help unload seed corn from trucks and trailers by hand and using a rake, watch the dryers, and may be requested to take corn samples and record weights. Workers will be sorting rouge ears of corn from transfer belt.
Crew leader: Workers may perform various duties associated with overseeing seasonal work crews & time keeping. Workers that are able to be properly licensed will also transport workers.
Hand-Pollination: Workers will perform general duties associated with Hand-Pollination of seed corn including but not limited to: Bagging Shoots, Bagging the tassels, Collecting Pollen, Pollinating, and Covering the ears.
Farm, Field, and Camp Maintenance: All workers will be responsible for picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping floors and other farm, kitchen and camp cleaning and maintenance.
During certain duties, workers may be required to work in teams to accomplish a certain task. When engaged 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.
Job specifications can change frequently during the season due to crop or market conditions, even on the same crop. Workers will be expected to conform to the specific instructions given by the supervisor for each day’s work. Instructions and general supervision will be provided by the farm owner/supervisor or a designated employee. However, field workers will be expected to perform their duties in a timely and proficient manner without close supervision.
GENERAL CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL CROPS: Fieldwork begins at assigned time shortly after daylight. Work is performed during light rain and in high humidity and in temperatures ranging from 100 (+) degrees to below 35 degrees F. Workers will work on their feet in bent position for long periods of time. Workers will supply their own work clothes. All the tasks in this Job Description constitute one (1) job; the employer may assign workers to different tasks on any day or to multiple tasks during the same day in the sole judgment of the employer. Workers may be required to perform work, on the farm, that is incidental to farming the crops listed in the application, such as performing hand cultivation tasks, weeding, or hoeing, cleaning and repairing farm buildings, seed beds, racks, grounds, operate and perform general maintenance tractor/farm equipment and vehicles, incidental crop, assist with lunchroom duties, set up and move irrigation pipes and equipment, gardening, weeding and shrubbing, etc.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse