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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers and Laborers

Donaldson Farms, LLC

Hackettstown, NJ

$15.54 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+19088529129
Email address to Apply:
wholesale@donaldsonfarms.net

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
12
Job Duties:
The farm work position includes duties associated with planting, cultivation, harvesting, and packing of assorted fruits and vegetables; farm, field and packing maintenance, sanitation, and post-harvest cleanup as well as duties related to the deployment and maintenance of in-field irrigation and frost protection. This work can require standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 50 pounds for long periods of time outdoors in all weather conditions. It also includes making important decisions based on size, coloring, and ripeness according to prescribed standards. This work requires adherence to important food safety and quality standard operating procedures and the ability to work quickly and consistently alongside fellow workers with a positive, professional, team- based attitude and a consideration for the safety and health of fellow workers and of the consumers who will purchase and consume the fresh produce grown, harvested, packed, and shipped from the farm. Tomatoes/Peppers: Pre-harvest duties for tomato/peppers may include laying plastic, planting, staking, and weeding plants by hand and/or hoe. Harvest primarily consists of harvesting tomato/peppers by hand. The outlined job duties will require workers to stand, walk, stoop, bend, and lift up to 40 pounds continuously. Each intergro bucket, which is the equivalent to 5/8 bushel, will need to be filled and delivered to the truck in the field. These tasks will require individuals to work quickly and consistently and for long periods of time outdoors in all weather conditions. Workers must use care when performing their farm work duties and exercise consciousness to not damage or bruise the fruit and vegetables. Workers must adhere to all safety rules as instructed by their supervisors and all farm work operations must meet the standards and specifications given by the employer. Workers will be assigned a row or series of rows and required to select and pick produce according to criteria outlined and demonstrated by managers such as size, coloring, and ripeness. They will be responsible for in-field grading and discarding of poor quality, rotting, and/or over- ripened produce. Workers will gently load the good quality produce into containers, taking care to avoid damage or bruising. Help with post-harvest cleanup including pulling, piling, and sorting plastic, stakes, string, and field row irrigation components. Instructions will be given for each task and standards of performance communicated to workers. Cucumbers, Squash, Broccoli, Basil, Cauliflower, Flowers, Eggplant, Pumpkins, Fall Squash, Sweet Corn, Gourds, Potatoes, Beans: Workers will bend and stoop to pick vegetables according to size, color, shape and degree of maturity and place into field containers. Workers must use care when performing their farm work duties and exercise consciousness to not damage or bruise the fruit and vegetables. Workers must adhere to all safety rules as instructed by their supervisors and all farm work operations must meet the standards and specifications given by the employer. Workers will be assigned a row or series of rows and required to select and pick produce according to criteria outlined and demonstrated by managers such as size, coloring, and ripeness. They will be responsible for in-field grading and discarding of poor quality, rotting, and/or over-ripened produce. Workers will gently load the good quality produce into containers, taking care to avoid damage or bruising. Workers may carry full container weighing approximately fifty (50) lbs. and empty into field bin or load onto trailer. Corn Stalks: Workers will help with harvesting, tying and bunching Corn Stalks. Corn Stalks will be stacked by hand, put into bins or loaded onto trucks and or trailers.
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:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
Employer may conduct drug testing and/or criminal background checks post-employment and at the employer's expense.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Donaldson Farms, LLC
Location:
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Telephone Number:
+19088529129

Worksite

Address:
178 Airport Road, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22124-133645
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
5/9/2022

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