IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING WAGES FOR TEMPORARY AGRICULTURAL JOBS

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: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/foreign-labor/wages/adverse-effect-wage-rates

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Equipment Operator

Grant 4-D Farms, LLC

Rupert, 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:
5
Job Duties:
The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to agricultural equipment operation. Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production and harvest of alfalfa, barley, corn, potatoes, sugar beets, onions and wheat. Duties will include the following responsibilities: maintain, drive, attach and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to harvest crops; make minor mechanical adjustments/repairs on farm machinery; drive, load/unload trucks; remove rocks from field and rows in front of harvesting equipment; alert equipment operator of equipment clogging/malfunctions; aid operator in correct machine performance. 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; carry gas and maintenance supplies through fields; lift/adjust sections of wheel lines weighing 75 lbs. to maintain proper alignment and course; adjust rotational position for proper irrigation; disassemble lines to maintain/clean gaskets and drains; maintain wheel lines. Pivots: push on switch that activates circle sprinkler system; repair/replace flat or inoperable tires/drivelines/gear boxes; maintain pivot tracks as needed with shovel; maintain pivot. 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; 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.
Job Classification:
45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators

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/harvest work and driving 10-wheel truck. Applicants hired must be able to obtain a valid drivers license as driving on public roads will be required.
Number of Hours Per Week:
48
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Grant 4-D Farms, LLC
Location:
Rupert, ID 83350
Telephone Number:
+12085315149

Worksite

Address:
230 East 100 South, Rupert, ID 83350

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22158-252642
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:
6/13/2022

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