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General Farm/irrigation Worker

Hirai Farms, LLC

Wendell, ID

$14.68 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
H-2AJobs@snakeriverfarmers.org

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
20
Job Duties:
Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of potatoes, corn, grain, and alfalfa, mint, wheat, triticale, and barley fescue. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to general farm work/irrigation/crop production. General Farm Work will include the following responsibilities: maintain, drive, attach and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize and harvest crops; make minor mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery; may mix and/or spray chemicals (according to appropriate restrictive use laws, when/if applicable); remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; remove rocks from field; paint/repair farm structures; replace/repair fencing; perform general clean up of farm areas. Irrigation duties will include the following: Hand lines: connect pipes; check alignment of pipe and adjust for proper water distribution; attach lines to water supply; turn on pump; turn valves to start flow of water; disassemble lines and carry pipes across fields at specified intervals; move pipes through freshly irrigated crops and/or plowed fields where mud may be deep at times; lift and carry pipe sections weighing approximately 40 pounds on a sustained basis. Wheel lines: start gasoline engines and operate controls to move lines across fields at specified intervals. Pivots: push on switch that activates circle sprinkler system; repair and maintain pivots; operate and maintain water from dairy lagoons. Other Irrigation Duties: remove pipes/wheel lines from storage and lay out/place in predetermined patterns in fields; lubricate, adjust, repair and replace parts such as sprinkler heads and drive chains using hand tools; repair of underground mainline if required; observe revolving sprinklers and adjust to ensure proper operation and uniform distribution of water; disassemble, service and store pipes/mainlines/wheel lines after irrigation season. Duties related to the Harvesting of Potatoes will include the following: Will apply techniques as instructed by the employer to: remove rocks from rows in front of harvesting equipment; alert equipment operator of equipment clogging/malfunctions; aid operator in correct machine performance at field operations.
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:
No
Special Requirements:
Applicants must have 20 days experience with farm/irrigation work. Applicants hired must be able to obtain a valid drivers license as driving on public roads may be required. To meet minimum acceptable performance standards when irrigating, the worker must, after a 10-day conditioning period, move an average of at least 48 40-foot sections of 3-inch pipe or 44 40-foot sections of 4-inch pipe per hour under normal working conditions.
Number of Hours Per Week:
48
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Hirai Farms, LLC
Location:
Wendell, ID 83355
Telephone Number:
+12085360483

Worksite

Address:
1300 East 3192 South (including field/worksite(s) within a 15-mile radius), Wendell, ID 83355

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22151-226991
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
The highest applicable wage will be paid at the time the work is performed, for every hour or portion thereof worked during a work contract period, including any higher or lower adjustments published by the Department of Labor.
Date Posted:
6/8/2022

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