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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farm Laborer

Kent A Copas

Lafayette, TN

$13.89 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+16156337445
Email address to Apply:
kcopas@hotmail.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
32
Job Duties:
Workers will have to chop out the tobacco with a garden hoe, removing weeds between the plants. Topping involves walking the fields of rows and breaking off the top couple of inches of blooms from the plants. Cutting/spiking/hauling in - workers will use a tobacco knife to cut the plants at the bottom of stalks and piling them into sections of 6 plants, then going back to place those plants onto a wooden tobacco stick using a metal spike, then standing the stick up in the fields. After 2 or3 days workers will haul the sticks by loading them onto wagon/trailers, then hanging the sticks into large tobacco barns, sectioned off by tear poles. Workers must be able to lift 50 to 60 pounds, repeatedly. Stripping- workers will take down the sticks of tobacco in the barns, remove the stalks, and place in piles: workers will remove/tear the leaves from the stalks, learning to grade into 3 piles by color, and looks, then bundled into large burlap bags, tied, and tagged with numbers for baling. Workers are expected to bundled/tie up their sticks, discard empty stalks onto wagons, and be responsible for their bags, plastic, and cleaning up the barn after stripping. Workers will help with the baling process, by putting the leaves into large baling machines that compress the leaves into bales and weighing it. Workers will do basic farm jobs, during the between times of the tobacco process( weed eating, mowing, fencing, etc.) to help ensure their 3/4 guaranteed hours of their contracts. Lifting 50 to 60 pounds, climbing, bending, and repeated movements are ALL requirements of tobacco labor workers.
Job Classification:
45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

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:
No
Special Requirements:
Workers will be trained by the employer before each phase of the tobacco processes, so that they are familiar with equipment, that is provided, and that they understand each process,
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Kent A Copas
Company Name:
K&K Tobacco Farms LLC
Location:
Lafayette, TN 37083
Telephone Number:
+16156338290

Worksite

Address:
4565 Akersville Road- main shop location, greenhouses, equipment/supplies, storage areas, stripping/baling location, Lafayette, TN 37083

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22123-128242
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
.40 cents per stick cutting/spiking/hauling in and .34 cents per stick stripping taking down
Date Posted:
5/10/2022

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