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General Farm Labor / Harvesting


LaPorte, IN

$15.89 per hour


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WATERMELON- Perform manual labor to hand cut watermelons. Use hand tools such as shears and knives. Duties also include cleaning, loading, and unloading harvested products. Grade and sort products according to factors such as color, species, length, width, appearance, feel and quality to ensure correct processing and usage. Discard inferior or defective products and/or foreign matter, and place acceptable products in containers for further processing. Weigh products or estimate their weight, visually or by feel. Place products in containers according to grade and mark grades on containers. Clean and maintain work areas. Must assist with all Good Agricultural Practice policies. Perform prolonged bending, reaching, and lifting up to 80 lbs. Grove Clean-up: Workers may be required to perform miscellaneous grove clean-up work. These activities may included removing debris, boxes, discarded fruit from fields to clean growing area , pruning, painting trees, repair and or replace irrigation equipment , may maintain fence lines. Workers performing grove clean-up work will be paid the adverse effect wage rate, the prevailing rate or the minimum wage rate,the agreed upon collective bargaining wage or the Federal or State minimum wage which ever is higher, except where a special procedure is approved for an occupation or specific class of agricultural employment. A copy of the work contract or a copy of the ETA 790 in lieu of a work contract, and any modifications , will be provided to the worker on the day the work commences. Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor . Detassel Corn- 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 walk miles per day while pulling the tassel from each corn stalk, must be able to work long hours a least 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather, hot humid weather,rain and be exposed to pollen the whole day and be in possession of the requisite strength and durance, working quickly and skillfully with their hands. Harvest Job Descriptions:Sorting: Ears move across the sorting tables via conveyor for visual inspection by the sorters. Generally 3-4 people work per table. They remove moldy ears, ears with husk, and off type ears. Ears with husk are put on a return conveyor which is about at shoulder height. Stools are provided to sit or one can stand if they choose.Green Corn: Operator will help with unloading trucks, operating equipment but also shoveling and sweeping. Operators will clean equipment between materials (using leaf blower & brooms) and also pull sample collections. Operator will be working outside in all weather conditions and conditions may be dusty. Husker Operator: This person will work with little supervision but under the direction of the team leads. This position will be operating equipment that diverts the corn into bunks balancing the flow into the husking machines (sorting tables). Important but monotonous work; will be communicating via radio. Hearing protection will be required (Pioneer provided). Shucklage: This person will work independently loading shucks (bi-product of husk sort process) into trucks and monitoring the equipment. Trailers are loaded and the shucklage operator directs the truck drivers to pull their equipment forward. They will be doing a lot of sweeping and cleaning and will use a broom or rake to flatten the top of a load. They will work in a covered enclosure; however work conditions will be dusty and noisy. Communication will be via radio with personnel.Dryer Unload: Although outside, these positions work under a roof. They will work together as a team to unload the dryer bins, by removing wood slats (2x6) from the bottom of the bin to release the corn onto a conveyor. Bulk worker .
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45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

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7:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

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3701 IN-2, LaPorte, IN 46350

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Cutters/ divided by 10 in group =$3.50
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