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

Thompson Seed Potato, LLC

Alliance, NE

$16.47 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

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

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
42
Job Duties:
Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of seed potatoes, potatoes, corn, and alfalfa/hay. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to agricultural equipment operation. Agricultural Equipment Operation duties will include the following: drive, load/unload 10 wheel trucks, semi-trucks and/or 2 or 3 axle trucks; backup trucks in tight maneuvering conditions; climb in and out of tall trucks and various truck beds and/or trailers several times a day; maintain, drive, attach and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize and harvest crops; operate tractors/trucks to load/unload product; haul product to/from cellars or storage to various fields located on the farm; communicate by use of hand signals for start, stop, speed up or slow down, etc.; place/remove truck tarps; secure load; inspect load to ensure safety and security; keep daily log of products hauled and report daily; transport products in a timely manner; keep trucks in working order; perform small repairs and conduct daily maintenance duties; report malfunctions; operate skid steers/forklifts to move seed potatoes/storage crates in and out of warehouses; operate Spudnik potato handling equipment, including but not limited to, pilers, sorters and conveyors; utilize farm implements/equipment to fix or repair roads/driveways to fields so equipment and trucks can access fields as needed to plant or harvest crop (may require hauling or loading rock to repair roads/driveways). Other duties as assigned may include the following: remove foreign matter, undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; perform general cleanup of farm areas and maintain a clean rock/weed free work area around all farming locations; cleanup/remove all equipment chains; wash/prepare harvest equipment for winter storage; comply with GAP policies and regulations.
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 hired must be able to obtain a valid drivers license as driving on public roads may be required. Employer expressly forbids the use of drugs/alcohol/tobacco at the worksite or in employer provided-housing. Workers are required to comply with posted company workplace and housing rules. Job duties may also require extensive standing.
Number of Hours Per Week:
42
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Thompson Seed Potato, LLC
Location:
Alliance, NE 69301
Telephone Number:
+13087627699

Worksite

Address:
6541 Jefferson Road, Alliance, NE 69301

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22166-282973
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:
6/24/2022

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