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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Farmworker/laborer

Kuehnle Farms LLC

Hartford, MI

$15.37 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15173915090
Email address to Apply:
wuglals@michfb.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
119
Job Duties:
FARM LABORER: Worker must exercise caution at all times to not break or damage crops, plants, equipment, or harm other workers. Worker will be required to stoop, bend, and lift up to 60 pounds throughout the day. Train Plants: Worker may be required to properly place plants back in strings if they are disturbed by the weather or if the stakes break. This will be done according to supervisor instructions. Weeding: Worker will remove weeds on plastic beds by hand, as instructed by supervisor. Worker will be required to safely use a hoe to weed between plastic. Worker will be required to safely use hoe and clippers throughout the day. Worker will throw weeds onto ground. General Farm Maintenance: Worker may be required to fix or repair plastic that is loose or damaged. Worker will dig ditches in plastic for drainage. Worker will install, repair and replace or remove irrigation lines as instructed by supervisor. Worker will be required to use shovel throughout the day. General Field Clean-Up: Worker will clean field of plastic, trash, or crop-growing materials, as instructed by supervisor. Seeding & Planting: Worker will perform hand tasks in Greenhouse to sow seed. Worker will take plants from flat and place into the ground where the rootball is completely covered. Worker will gently firm soil around the plant. This will be done either by sitting on a transplanter or by walking through the field. At times, this will be a replanting process where worker may have to remove a dead or damaged plant according to supervisor instructions. Tractor Driving: Worker may be required to safely move tractors, golf carts and gators, both within the field and to transport on roads between fields. Worker must exercise caution at all times as to not harm themselves, other workers or the equipment. Additional training will be provided to these workers. Farm Vehicle Driving: If eligible to drive under Michigan law, worker may be required to drive in Employer provided vehicle to and from the worksite and locations within 35 miles as directed. Worker must possess a valid, insurable drivers? license for this task. To be eligible for job, worker must understand and agree to driving rules, as outlined in work rules below. Pay will be hourly.
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:
2
Special Requirements:
2 verifiable months of commercial agricultural hand harvest experience in vegetable or fruit fields. Applicants must furnish job references from employers within the last 7 years establishing acceptable prior experience. Drug screen not utilized as a pre-employment tool. See work rules for additional details/information. Season Commitment: Job offered requires worker be available for and worker agrees to work every day that work is available for entire employment period. Worker must be able to perform job description duties in safe manner consistent with established safety procedures. Field work begins at assigned time shortly after daylight. Work may be scheduled during moderate rain, in high humidity, when trees are wet with dew/rain, and in temperatures as low as 30 degrees F and up to 105 degrees F. Worker should have suitable clothing and footwear for variable weather conditions.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Kuehnle Farms LLC
Location:
Hartford, MI 49057
Telephone Number:
+12692071794

Worksite

Address:
68900 C.R. 376, Hartford, MI 49057

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22122-124003
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Tying: $0.41 per 100 feet of plastic bed. Piece rates are minimum and may change during season or hourly rates may be offered. Employer guarantees worker payment not less than state's AEWR hourly rate for each hour worked.
Date Posted:
5/11/2022

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