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Farm Laborer

Timothy C Swindle

Lafayette, TN

$13.89 per hour


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Job Description

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Job Duties:
Greenhouse- workers will lay plastic inside the greenhouses and outside float beds, before seeding , by putting styrofoam trays through a seeding machine, shaking to settle the dirt and seed, then placing the trays onto the water in greenhouses. The water and fertilizer levels will need to monitored on a daily bases. The trays will be moved to outside float beds when plants are larger, and trimmed back, using a lawn mower on a track system that is pushed and pulled along the float beds to keep plants trimmed until they are set. Workers will clean the area around the greenhouses and beds to deep the free of weeds and debris. During the setting process, workers will ride aa four row setter, feeding the tobacco plants into rubber shoes, that insert the plants into the ground. This process requires long periods of sitting and loading trays from wagons, onto the setter. Workers will rotate following the setter on foot to check for plants that may have fallen out or gotten missed and replanting them be hand. Workers will have to "chop out" the tobacco, this involves walking the rows, with a garden hoe, and chopping the weeds out between the plants. Topping involves walking the fields of rows, and breaking off the top couple of inches of blooms and suckers from the tobacco plants. Cutting/Spiking/Hauling in- Workers will use a tobacco knives 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 wooden tobacco sticks using a metal spike, then standing the stick up in the fields. After 2 or 3 days, workers will haul the sticks by loading them onto wagon/trailers, then hanging the sticks into large 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 bundle/tie up their tobacco 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 tobacco into bales and weighs it. Workers will do basic farm jobs( cleaning, fencing,mowing, weed eating, etc.) during the between times of tobacco process, to help ensure their 3/4 guaranteed hours of their contracts. Lifting 50 to 60 pounds, climbing, walking, bending,and repeated movements are ALL requirements of tobacco labor workers.
Job Classification:
45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

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Job Requirements

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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:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Timothy C Swindle
Company Name:
Triple S Tobacco Farms LLC
Lafayette, TN 37083
Telephone Number:


1430 Perrigo Lane, Lafayette, TN 37083

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
.40 cent per stick -cutting/spiking/hauling .34 cents per stick stripping
Date Posted: