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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farm Worker/laborer

Smoky Mountain Family Farms

NEWPORT, TN

$13.89 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
423-625-1220
Email address to Apply:
agarcia@sunripecertified.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
500
Job Duties:
The farm work position includes duties associated farm labor tasks for production of tomatoes. This work can require standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 75 pounds along with time outdoors in all weather conditions. It also includes adherence to instruction given in regard to proper procedures & technics based on operation of the machinery to be used to complete each task. •Harvesting Food Service Attendant- Organize meal services. Prepare, cook, deliver, and serve food/food products for farm worker employees as needed. Restock food stations and supplies as needed. Follow all Food Safety guidelines and maintain clean work, prep, eating areas, equipment, and dishes. Ensure cleanliness of area prior, during, and after meal services. Perform routine cleaning and miscellaneous duties associated with the kitchen area (sweeping, mopping, cleaning, empty out trash, etc.). •Harvesting tomatoes- Using a 24 quart bucket the employee will hand pick “harvest” mature tomatoes from the plant by twisting the fruit from the vine (also remove calyz and stem from tomato) and place fruit into the bucket.  The types of tomatoes to harvest will be rounds, romas, cherries, and grapes.  Harvesting process will be repeated until the tomato bucket is full.  The harvester will lift the bucket and place on shoulder and stand upright.  The harvester will walk the filled bucket at a brisk pace to the field truck and toss filled buckets (by lifting bucket from their shoulder with both hands) to the harvest dumper.  The harvester will receive a token for each filled bucket of tomatoes.  Tokens will serve as a count of buckets harvested.  Repeat process.    •Harvest Dumper-Harvest dumper is required to stand on the back of a flatbed truck and catch buckets of tomatoes (approximately 34 lbs).   The dumper will empty the contents of the bucket into various types of harvesting containers/trays that are stacked on pallets on the bed of the truck.  Dumper will place a token inside the bucket and return empty bucket back to the harvester on the ground.  The harvest dumper will serve as quality control and ensure that tomato in buckets meets the company’s quality standard.  The dumper will monitor the cleanliness of the containers/trays and remove any addition vegetation from produce inside the harvest containers/trays and toss unwanted vegetation onto the ground.  As containers/trays reach full capacity, the harvest dumper will stack additional empty containers on top of the full container and continue with the process. •Bathroom Attendant- Bathroom attendant is responsible to oversee the general cleanliness of bathrooms as well as monitor proper hand washing compliance.  Every morning attendant will do a walk thru around portable toilets and ensure that they are in working order and properly stocked.  General cleaning, draining of tanks, and restocking of unit should be done as needed.  Attendant will notify supervisor of any water containers that need filling and/or repairs needed to the units.  Attendant will monitor employees’ hand washing and verify that employees are complying with the company’s hand washing protocol before entering the field or returning back to work.  Following proper hand washing, the bathroom attendant is responsible to give employees a clean pair of gloves. Any non-compliance of hand washing should be reported immediately to the supervisor.  •Vine Ripe Tomato Harvester (Rounds, Roma)-Using a 15.3 quart harvesting bucket the employee will hand pick “harvest” tomatoes of a specified maturity & color and place fruit into the harvesting bucket.  The employee will then carry fully harvested bucket to a parked box truck at the field pathway. Employee will exchange filled bucket for another empty bucket and repeat the process.
Job Classification:
45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

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:
Post hire drug testing...
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Smoky Mountain Family Farms
Location:
Newport, TN 37821
Telephone Number:
423-625-1220

Worksite

Address:
1321 HWY 73, NEWPORT, TN 37821

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22110-088162
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
$.75/bucket of Roma tomatoes
Date Posted:
4/25/2022

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