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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Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

Matthew Knight Farms Petition 2

Slate Springs, MS

$12.45 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+16623934241
Email address to Apply:
jobs@h2acomplete.com
Web address to Apply:
https://www.mdes.ms.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
29
Job Duties:
Duties may vary from time to time. Clearing ground of rocks, sticks & roots by hand, clear brush and trees. General Field & fence maintenance. Manually weeding fields by hand or using hand tools (machete, hoes). Use wood to build and repair boxes for digger with the use of nail guns or hammer. Drain water from fields with hand tools and shovel when needed. Work in extreme weather conditions. Must be able to work with minimum supervision. Sweet Potatoes –Use of mechanical digging equipment to dig potatoes. Ride the mechanical digger to harvest and grand potatoes. May operate tractor to dig potatoes in sweet potatoes fields. May harvest sweet potatoes by hand with use of buckets. Must be able to sort, grade & pack potatoes by size quality or type. May operate skid loader. Load and Unload boxes on trucks, trailers, or sweet potato harvesters. The workers may be asked to operate farm equipment such as forklift, skid loader and the tractor to dig potatoes, in sweet potatoes’ fields. Workers with driver license may be asked to drive workers from/to housing, worksite, and grocery store. OFLC Administrator publishes new AEWR rates yearly and we reserve the right to adjust our job order to the new published rate regardless of rate increases or decreases. Raises and bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker, at the employer’s discretion, based on individual factors including but not limited to, performance, experience, number of hours worked in the season, number of seasons worked with the company, adherence to work rules and ability to follow supervisor’s instructions.
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:
3
Special Requirements:
Must be 18 years old or older. A valid Drivers' License required to transport workers to fields and grocery store. Workers should come prepared wearing appropriate clothing and footwear for the environmental and working conditions described. Cell phone can only be used during breaks, emergencies, and communicated with supervisor when needed. Lifting requirement may have a range of 5 - 50 lbs. All tools, supplies and equipment will be provided at no cost to workers. Must be able to work with minimum supervision. Workers should expect periods of little/no work due to weather conditions beyond employers control. Hours and days of work may vary due to weather conditions. Most of the workday is spent in agricultural fields and involves exposure to sun, wind, rain, soil, mud, dust, heat, cold, humid, and other natural elements. Workers may stand in one place for long periods of time and must be able to climb, stand, sit, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, bend (from the waist), push, pull, rea
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Matthew Knight Farms Petition 2
Location:
Bellafontaine, MS 39737
Telephone Number:
+16625521109

Worksite

Address:
33.700484, -89.37389, Slate Springs, MS 39744

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22167-286943
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
6/23/2022

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