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General Farm/irrigation Worker

Obendorf Hop, Inc.

Parma, ID

$14.68 per hour


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Job Description

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Job Duties:
Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of onions, wheat, corn, sugar beets and hops. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to general farm work/irrigation/crop production. Will apply techniques as instructed by the employer when carrying out the following responsibilities: General Farm Work: Maintain, drive, attach and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment/trucks to till and/or disk soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize, spray and harvest crops. Make mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery; move hand lines/pipes for irrigation; may mix and/or spray chemicals (according to appropriate restrictive use laws, when/if applicable). Remove undesirable and excess growth from crops, farm grounds; perform general cleanup/maintenance of farm areas, corrugates and ditches surrounding fields; drive, load/unload trucks; operate vehicle motor bike, or al terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties; drive bus/van from housing to worksite; replace/repair fencing. Drip Irrigation: walk behind tractor to install and lay drip irrigation equipment in fields, move hoses, ensure layflat spools correctly when removing from field; maintain/repair drip irrigation; flush lines. Remove drip irrigation and layflat from fields prior to harvest. Corn Job Description: detasseling corn. Onion Job Description: plant onions by walking behind tractors observe the planter (unclog planter if necessary); weed onions using farm hand tools to remove weeds from fields. general tool use to build/repair bins; measure/cut wood to proper length; place wood on jigs; nail using air gun; dump onion bags into bins; operate heister for stacking bins; drive onion trucks. Onion Harvesting: hand harvest onions; clip ends off onions and toss the tops back in the field; place in bags and lay in field to mature; even rows for harvest; gather bagged onions from field and transfer onions into bins; remove unwanted debris from binning line; drive/operate equipment to stack/organize bins at onion storage; transfer raw onions to transport trucks via sack harvesting implement (conveyor line); lift, dump stack, remove sacks from line; load railcars. Hop Production: maintain/repair trellises; including replacement of old hop poles, fix/replace/install wire; prepare fields for planting; dip and tamp post holes; lay cement; install poles; line poles; drive/operate equipment to install wire and poles; put straws out in field to mark where plants will go; plant hop roots; dig/cu hop roots; use compressor to blow dirt away from hop root; use cutting tool to dig hop roots; divide/bundle hop roots and place in bins; plant/replant/transport roots; attach twine between trellis and ground; drive stringing cart; ride on farm implement car, approx. 18ft. above the ground and hand tie twine to trellis; place metal W clips into the ground with gun; repair broken/loose twine; dampen twine; break twine bails; stack twine; train vines around twine; remove vines/broken strings/weeds and excess debris from growing hop plants.
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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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Obendorf Hop, Inc.
Parma , ID 83660
Telephone Number:


23299 Fargo Road (including field/worksite(s) within a 15-mile radius), Parma, ID 83660

Job Order Details

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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.
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