IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING WAGES FOR TEMPORARY AGRICULTURAL JOBS

The Department of Labor recently announced new minimum wage rates, called Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs), that employers must offer and pay, at the time work is performed, to nonimmigrant H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment beginning on the effective date of the new wage rates. To see the new hourly AEWRs for non-range occupations (effective December 29, 2021) and the national monthly AEWR for herding or production of livestock work on the range (effective January 1, 2022), please visit: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/foreign-labor/wages/adverse-effect-wage-rates

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Equipment Operator/farmworker/irrigator

Jentzsch Kearl Farms

Rupert, ID

$14.68 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
H-2AJobs@snakeriverfarmers.org

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
28
Job Duties:
Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of alfalfa, watermelon, cantaloupe, pumpkins, beans, winter squash, corn, grain, potatoes, sugar beets, ornamental shade trees, shrubs and perennials. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to general farm work as well as operation and irrigation. General Farm Work will include the following: maintain, drive, attach and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize and harvest crops; make minor mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery/ farm vehicles; may mix and/or spray chemicals (according to appropriate restrictive use laws, when/if applicable); remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; remove rocks and/or foreign material from field and machinery; paint/repair/maintain farm structures; replace/repair fencing; perform general cleanup of farm areas; drive, load/unload trucks; operate motor bike or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties. walk behind equipment to ensure plant placement; remove dead plants and replace with seeds or live plants; be able to handle and lift above the head: rolls of plastic, bundles of wire, and rolls of drip tape; remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds by hand or with a hoe; trap/poison pests; remove plastic mulch and drip tape from fields after harvest; harvest, pack, and store crop; pick up/handle/climb ladders; clear property; prune plant using a variety of pruning equipment including hand shears, hand loppers, hand saws, and 12-foot ladders; pick crop from plant according to grade, color and size by grasping crop with hands and removing from plant in a motion so as not to harm adjacent plants or vines; prevent bruising of crop or breaking of vines; use small knives or tools to cut crops from vines; inspect growing crops for signs of disease, insect manifestations, worms, or rot; clean fields after harvest; pick crop; harvest, sort, and gather crop by hand; repeatedly catch and throw crops weighing up to 30 pounds; lift crops weighing approximately 80 pounds; wipe dirt off crops; apply stickers to melons prior to packing in bins; place crop in buckets/bags/bins; identify and remove crop that is misshapen, damaged, or inferior; harvest crops into packaging; load crops on trucks or field conveyors; hand crop off to or receive from another worker for placement in boxes located on trailers; prepare boxes for packing products; assemble cardboard bins and place on pallets; pickup and move bins/pallets with forklift; place crop in boxes located on trailer; prepare crops for shipment; perform any other labor considered necessary for the efficient structure of properties; sort produce according to grade, color and size; discard diseased/rotting/inferior product and foreign matter; cleanup around conveyors and worksite; place produce in containers or on designated conveyors; determine ripeness and appropriate time to harvest produce.
Job Classification:
45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators

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:
No
Special Requirements:
Applicants must have 20 days experience with farm/irrigation work. Applicants hired must be able to obtain a valid drivers license as driving on public roads may be required. To meet minimum acceptable performance standards when harvesting, the worker must, after a 10-day conditioning period, handle an average of at least 600 watermelons an hour under normal working conditions. To meet minimum acceptable performance standards when irrigating, the worker must, after a 10-day conditioning period, move an average of at least 48 40-foot sections of 3-inch pipe or 44 40-foot sections of 4-inch pipe per hour under normal working conditions.
Number of Hours Per Week:
60
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Jentzsch Kearl Farms
Location:
Rupert, ID 83350
Telephone Number:
+12085324119

Worksite

Address:
20511 F Street (including field/worksite(s) within a 20-mile radius), Rupert, ID 83350

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22111-095334
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
The highest applicable wage will be paid at the time the work is performed, for every hour or portion thereof worked during a work contract period, including any higher or lower adjustments published by the Department of Labor.
Date Posted:
4/29/2022

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