- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Perform manual labor to harvest and field pack muscadine grapes per the direction of the farm manager. Workers should only pick grapes of the correct size and color as instructed without damaging the vine or fruit. Walk through fields and bring full flats to quality station for submission and inspection. Defective and low-quality fruit will not be accepted and must be discarded. Long sleeve shirts, pants and gloves are recommended when harvesting and pruning to reduce skin irritation and scratches caused by branches and leaves. Workers with a valid license and doctors certificate may transport other workers and be offered additional hours. Assist with Good Agricultural Practices policies.
Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason. Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a worker's Sabbath or federal holidays. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start time. Work will begin daily between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. unless delayed by weather or fruit ripening. Workers should expect occasional periods of little or no work because of weather, crop or other conditions beyond the employers control. These periods can occur anytime throughout the season. Workers may be assigned a variety of duties in any given day
and different tasks on different days.
In the event that the applicable H-2A wage rate decreases for any reason during the employer's recruitment and/or H-2A contract period in the instant job order, the
employer reserves the right to decrease its offered/paid hourly wage to the new, lower wage rate, as long as the new lower rate remains the highest of the AEWR, the
prevailing hourly wage or piece rate, an agreed upon collective bargaining wage, and the federal and state minimum wages in effect at the time work is performed.
Piece rates can be adjusted upward by management to account for light picking volume and will be communicated before the job begins. All work is compensated at the
hourly rate specified in the job order except for any specified piece rates. No piece rate compensation will be lower than the prevailing piece rates in the area of intended employment. In the event that the SWA/DOL promulgates new prevailing piece rate(s) lower than the specified piece rates, the employer reserves the right to pay the new, lower piece rate(s) for the applicable activities. When work is performed according to the stated piece rate schedule, workers are guaranteed that they will be paid no less than the applicable H- 2A hourly rate for each hour worked. Pay ranges, if applicable, are determined based on a variety of factors including but not limited to crop size, quality, yield, and other circumstances that affect the difficulty of the work or the market value of the commodity. Pay shall not be less than the stated minimum and shall not exceed the stated maximum for each activity. The employer may, in its sole discretion, raise or suspend the piece rate scheme in favor of hourly pay at the applicable H-2A hourly rate. Work performed under the contract is exempt from federal overtime pay requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Workers should be able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. All terms and conditions included in the job order will apply equally to all seasonal workers (U.S. and foreign H-2A), employed in the occupation described in this job order.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse