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Farm Laborer

Elk Mountain Farms

Bonners Ferry, ID

$14.68 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
Number of Workers Requested:
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: Hops. General Instructions and overall supervision and direction of workers will be provided by a company supervisor. Workers hired pursuant to this labor certification must be able to comprehend and follow instructions of a company supervisor and communicate effectively to supervisors. Unusual, complex or non-routine activities will be supervised. Workers will be expected to perform basic duties in a timely and proficient manner without close supervision. Work assignments will be made at the sole discretion of the employer conditional on unforeseen circumstances such as weather or other unscheduled/unexpected interruptions in regular work. Workers must perform the assigned work and may not perform duties not provided in this application, or work in areas not assigned without the specific authorization of the foreman or crew boss. Workers will be expected to perform any of the listed duties as assigned by his/her supervisor. Workers will be required to attend an orientation on workplace rules, policies and safety information prior to beginning work on or after the date of need. Workers should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals, etc. may affect workers' ability to perform the job. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Work is to be done for long periods of time. Temperatures may range from 25 to 105 F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodation. Workers must obey all safety rules and basic instructions and be able to recognize, understand and comply with safety, environmental, pesticide warning/re-entry and other essential postings. The job requires regular standing and walking. Workers are frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl under trellis wires. Workers must be able to lift/carry up to 50 lbs. throughout the course of the day. Machinery Operators/Assistants: Workers may drive/operate trucks, tractors, and other motorized equipment while performing a variety of tasks including but not limited to; spraying, cultivating, disking, mowing, and other field activities. They may also be required to perform equipment checks and upkeep, mix pesticides, install cloth on the hop truck hood, and other related activities associated with operating the truck or tractor. Workers may be required to operate hop combines, pickers, dryers, and hop balers. Workers will be instructed in safety and operation of the tractor or truck in combination with any pull equipment required prior to operation. Equipment should be driven/operated in a manner to protect the operator, other workers, crops, and other equipment. Operators may also be required to operate stationary equipment such as hop picking/cleaning machines, kilns, and hop balers. Seasonal Maintenance: Workers will be required to perform light maintenance, service work, general cleaning of buildings and processing equipment. Root Digging: Workers will operate shovel, cut roots off hill with hop knife, stack roots and haul them to storage, drive/operate a utility vehicle. Cut Roots: Workers will wash and separate roots, cut roots to length and bundle roots and sack. Plant Roots and Potted Plants: Workers will plant roots; haul and stage roots/pot into the field; load roots/plants onto trailers/trucks; carry basket or bag of roots in field; dig hole with shovel to plant roots or pots; pickup pots after planting. Trellis Repair: Worker will remove broken or damaged poles and install a new pole.
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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Special Requirements:
This job requires a minimum of three months of agricultural field work experience. Workers must be able to perform manual as well as mechanized activities with accuracy and efficiency. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 50 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required at random, upon reasonable suspicion of use and after a worker has an accident at work.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Elk Mountain Farms
Company Name:
Consolidated Farms, LLC
Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
Telephone Number:


Backwoods Farm - 822 Budweiser Loop, Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

Job Order Details

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