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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farm Worker Labor

WIILLIAMS FARMS

MURRAY, KY

$13.89 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+12702935652
Email address to Apply:
h2aapp@gmail.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
2
Job Duties:
The employer will furnish, without charge, all tools, supplies, and equipment required in the performance of the specified work. Workers will be charged for any willful damage or loss of such tools and equipment. Greenhouse: Tobacco Workers may seed plant trays. Workers may clean and wash plant trays. Workers may apply water and fertilizers to plants in trays. Workers may clip and mow plants. Workers may load plant trays onto trucks and wagons. Setting Tobacco: Workers may ride setting machine to plant tobacco. Workers may plant by hand. Workers may load plant trays onto equipment for setting. Workers may stack and remove trays from fields. Workers may prepare fields for planting. Workers may reset missing plants by hand. Workers may chop & hoe weeds & grass from fields & plants, by hand. Top/Oil Tobacco; Workers may pull suckers from plants. Workers may break tops & bad leaves from plants. Workers may apply oils to tops of plants. Cutting Tobacco Workers will cut ripe plants off at the ground using tobacco knife and spear stalk over metal spear on to a wooden stick (stick is 48? long, one end is stuck in the ground and metal spear is placed on other end). Workers will drop sticks in standing tobacco, before cutting, by hand or by machine. Workers will transfer loaded sticks from ground to wagon or trailer in an orderly fashion. Industry standard is six (6) plants per stick. (Stick and plants may weigh up to 80 pounds) Housing Tobacco Workers will transfer loaded stick from wagon or trailer to other workers standing on rails in the tobacco barn. Workers standing on rails will either hang sticks between rails and separate plants or transfer to another worker standing on the rails above them (rails may be 48? apart and from 6 feet to 40 feet above ground). Workers may hang plants on wagons for curing. Stripping Tobacco: Workers may place wood & sawdust in barns for curing process. Workers will remove tobacco from rails in the barn and transport tobacco to stripping room. Workers will pull leaves from plant stalks by hand and place in bailing machine. Workers will operate bailing machine and may be asked to separate leaves into two (2) or more quality grades of tobacco prior to bailing. Hay & Straw: Workers may cut and bale hay, straw with equipment. Workers may load and unload bales onto trucks or wagons. Workers may load bales in barns for storage. Workers may load trucks for shipping. Workers may prepare fields for next crop. Produce/Diversified Crops, Produce Workers may set plant trays in fields, by hand or equipment. Workers may chop weeds and grass from plant rows. Workers may stake and tie plants. Workers may clip or prune plants. Workers may discard harvested plants from fields. Workers may pick mature produce and box for shipping. Workers may load and unload boxes for shipping. Workers may carry boxed produce to and from trucks and wagons. Workers may clean and prepare fields for next crop. Workers may apply water and fertilizers to fields. Other Related Duties: Workers may chop weeds from between plants with a hoe. Workers may remove tops and suckers from plants and apply side dressing. Alternative Work: This could include workers preparing barns, preparing land for planting, draining fields, maintenance of tools and equipment, and other work that is directly related to growing tobacco or crop and activities for which the worker was hired. Such work will be offered when climate or crop conditions preclude working in the primary activities stated above. Alternative work may only be required if the first week wage guarantee listed in 20 CFR 653.501 is invoked. Alternative Work: This could include workers preparing barns, preparing land for planting, draining fields, maintenance of tools and equipment, and other work that is directly related to growing tobacco or crop and activities for which the worker was hired. Such work will be offered when climate or crop
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
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
WIILLIAMS FARMS
Location:
MURRAY, KY 42071
Telephone Number:
+12702935652

Worksite

Address:
3523 SCOTT FITTS RD, MURRAY, KY 42071

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22117-112219
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
4/29/2022

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