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:

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Farmworkers, Laborers and Packers

Moore & Moore Farms

Homersville, MO

$16.19 per hour


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Job Description

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WATERMELON – Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Duties may vary from time to time. The employer may request workers with driver’s licenses to drive other workers to/from housing and packinghouse daily and to/from grocery store once a week. Those workers may be asked to operate the watermelon bus. Perform manual labor to hand cut, pack, and re-pack watermelons. Use hand tools such as: shovels, hoes, brooms, scissors, 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. Measure, weigh and count products and materials. Examine and inspect containers, materials, and products to ensure that packing specifications are met. Workers may perform manual labor to pull plastic and weeds from the fields. Workers may drive forklift to load watermelons onto a trailer. Removal of irrigation equipment. Work in packinghouse, part of the farm, unloading, loading, sticker, grade, pack, make boxes, place pallets, and clean packing area at end of day. OFLC Administrator publishes new AEWR rates yearly and we reserve the right to adjust our job order to the new published rate regardless of rate increases or decreases. Raises and bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker, at the employer’s discretion, based on individual factors including but not limited to, performance, experience, number of hours worked in the season, number of seasons worked with the company, adherence to work rules and ability to follow supervisor’s instructions. Piece rate wage rate per hour will always be a minimum of $16.19 per hour.
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

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Employer may conduct criminal background check. Worker must have 3 months experience in cutting, loading, and packing watermelons. All tools, supplies and equipment will be provided at no cost to workers. Workers must have a valid verifiable Commercial Drivers License (CDL) or be able to obtain a CDL within 30 days of hire to operate watermelon bus. The majority of the day is spent on ones feet. Workers must be able to climb, stand, sit, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, bend (from the waist), push, pull, reach, and lift. Lifting Requirement is 60 lbs. Worker must be able to withstand working in the direct sunlight and weather conditions ranging from hot and humid weather, moderate rain and cold while performing their required job duties. Must assist with all Good Agricultural Practices policies. Workers should expect periods of little/no work because of weather/crop/other conditions beyond the employers control. Workers should come prepared wearing appropriate clothing and
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Moore & Moore Farms
Hornersville, MO 63855
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610 Depot Street (Packing Facility), Homersville, MO 63855

Job Order Details

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per bus to load watermelon
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