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Farmworker: Diversified

SJ Starowitz Farms LLC

Byron, NY

$15.66 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18774669757
Web address to Apply:
https://www.labor.ny.gov/home/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
18
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. Cabbage: Workers will prepare fields for planting cabbage. Worker will plant cabbage according to their supervisor’s instructions. Workers will cut mature cabbage heads using knife as specified by employer. Products will then be placed into sacks or boxes and placed on trailer for transport. Workers may grade products removing bad or damaged leaves and repack for shipment. Packaging: Packaging machines are fed materials by worker to produce a finished package product. Stackers: Workers pick up filled boxes weighing up to 60 lbs. from conveyor and stack carefully by prescribed pattern and height onto pallets by size and lot stamped on box as directed by supervisor. Support jobs include bin and pallet repair and after-hours cleanup. Workers will not drive combine nor will work in the following crops: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Oats. Farm, Field, and Shed Sanitation: All workers will be responsible for picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping floors and other farm, and shed sanitation duties. Farm Equipment Operation: Worker may be required to operate tractors, forklifts, and other farm equipment during farming operations as an incidental activity in the production of the crops. Before any worker is required to operate any farm equipment, the worker will be instructed in the proper and safe operation of tractor. Worker will be required to operate tractors according to instructions and in a manner, that protects the operator, other workers, crops, and equipment. Repeated failure to obey operating and safety instructions may result in termination. Properly licensed workers may transport workers. 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 thirty-five (35) to over ninety-five (95) degrees. Workers will work on their feet in bent position for long periods of time. Workers can/will lift 60 lbs. during the workday. 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 tractor/farm equipment incidental crop set up and move irrigation pipes and equipment, gardening, weeding and shrubbing, etc. This is very demanding and competitive business in which quality specifications must be rigorously adhered to. Sloppy work cannot and will not be tolerated. The employer retains the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able to but does not demonstrate the willingness to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product. 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.
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:
All workers should have at least 3 months experience hand harvesting and handling agricultural products. 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 are subject to random drug testing 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:
42
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
SJ Starowitz Farms LLC
Location:
Byron, NY 14422
Telephone Number:
+15855482626

Worksite

Address:
6885 Warboys Rd, Byron, NY 14422

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22117-110870
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
5/9/2022

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