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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Farm Worker

Springwood Farms, LLC

Stephens City, VA

$14.16 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
referrals@maslabor.com
Web address to Apply:
www.vawc.virginia.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
16
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: apples. This job requires a minimum of one month of prior verifiable experience working in a tree fruit farm performing manual and mechanical tasks associated with production and harvest activities. Workers must be able to perform manual as well as mechanized activities with accuracy and efficiency. 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 should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Workers must be able to climb, stand, sit, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, bend (from the waist), push, pull, reach and lift. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Workers will work outdoors which involves exposure to sun (heat and humidity), wind, rain, soil, mud, dust, cold, insects and other natural elements. Temperatures may range from 30 to 100 F. 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. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Workers are exposed to wet weather early in the morning through the heat of the day. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 50 lbs. Apple Harvest Workers will be assigned to small groups. This group will be assigned to two rows of fruit. The picked fruit will be placed in field bins which are transported on bin wagons. Fruit are selected from the tree according to size and/or color standard set by the picking supervisor. In some instances, harvest will be done from six to twenty foot ladder weighing up to 50 lbs. All workers must be able to lift, carry and work from the top of ladder. The entire tree must be checked to ensure removal of all fruit meeting picking requirements. Fruit are placed gently on the picking container until container is full. The full picking container weighing up to 50 lbs is then taken to the fruit wagon and gently emptied into a field bin, taking care of not to spill or bruise the fruit in the container or in the field bin. Workers are to stay on their assigned row unless directed by a supervisor to change, or to help someone out sporadically. Picking units will be kept free of limbs, leaves or mushy fruit. Workers will be required to pick up and return picking ladders to the ladder wagon provided by the grower at the end of each workday or as directed by the grower or designated supervisor. Workers will be expected to maintain a pace equivalent to a minimum of 10 boxes per hour during harvest. Employees who do not produce a sufficient number of piece rate units to earn the Adverse Effect Wage Rate (AEWR) for all hours worked during a pay period will instead be paid on an hourly basis at the Adverse Effect Wage Rate for the pay period.
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:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
1
Special Requirements:
This job requires a minimum of one month of prior verifiable experience working in a tree fruit farm performing manual and mechanical tasks associated with production and harvest activities. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 50 lbs.
Number of Hours Per Week:
52
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Springwood Farms, LLC
Location:
Stephens City, VA 22655
Telephone Number:
+15408691570

Worksite

Address:
364 Carson Lane, Stephens City, VA 22655

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22166-283276
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Apple Harvest, $0.88 per 2,419 cubic inch box. Estimated average hourly wage rate is $14.96 based on filling 17 boxes/hour.
Date Posted:
6/22/2022

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