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Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. The worker will walk down the aisles between the plants in the corn fields, for the purpose of detasseling seed corn, remove rogue plants, weeds and volunteer corn plants from seed corn production fields. The worker in order to perform this kind of work must be able to work outside for at least 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in possession of the requisite strength and endurance, working quickly and skillfully with their hands.
Workers will assist in the unloading of corn. Corn delivered from the field will be unloaded onto conveyer belts and moved to the grading area where workers will remove corn with quality issues as well as trash. Any waste generated by the grading of corn will be loaded into waste trucks by workers. Workers will load graded corn into bins. The corn will be unloaded from bins with the use of conveyor belts. Empty bins will be cleaned. Workers will be required to stand for long periods of time and perform repetitive activities.
Workers will be asked to clean work areas including break rooms and bathrooms. Both day and night shifts are available.
Employer will train workers. Training will include but is not limited to safety training and worker protection training videos. Training includes general discussion of job duties and policies. Training will take place at Orientation prior to working. Employees will be explained and have read to them the Job Order. The employer will answer any questions the workers may have.
Depending on responsibilities performed, registration certificates and licenses held, workers will be paid on an hourly, piece rate or salary basis. Regardless of the method of pay, workers will earn at least the Adverse Effect Wage Rate for all hours worked, and overtime (if applicable) will be paid for workweeks in which nonexempt work and more than forty (40) hours are worked. Overtime will not be paid for workweeks when workers become eligible to perform only exempt work and are paid on a salary basis for all hours worked.
Based upon work performance, advancement is a possibility. This advancement includes, but is not limited to, supervising/managing a crew, as well as possibly driving a bus as long as licensing requirements are met.
Must wear assigned personal protective equipment when required. Must report for work daily wearing work clothing and boots or other durable foot wear. Workers wearing clothing inappropriate for work will not be permitted to start work.
Outdoor work required when plants are wet, or during light rain, snow, moderate winds, direct sun, high humidity and extreme temperatures. Temperatures in fields during working hours may vary. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker’s ability to perform the job. Work is done outdoors for long periods of time and requires prolonged periods of standing and/or walking, repetitive movements, and frequent bending and/or stooping. Workers must be able to handle, lift, and carry heavy or bulky objects (product, containers) in accordance with the specified lifting requirements. Worker may never ride on agricultural equipment not designed for work related riding purposes or any other non-passenger intended equipment unless instructed and authorized by the employer or supervisor to do so. NO cell phones, radios, CD players, MP3 players, or other electronic devices with headphones are permitted during work activity and/or while driving company vehicles.
Employer requires all newly-hired employees to take and pass an employer-paid drug test before starting work. Drug test not required for prospective applicants prior to hiring decision.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop