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Farmworkers & Laborers

Lewis Nursery and Farms, Inc

Rocky Point, NC

$14.16 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+19106752394
Email address to Apply:
bjohnson@lewisfarms.com
Web address to Apply:
www.ncworks.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
60
Job Duties:
Pruners/planters: Prune field-grown blueberry plants. Plant strawberry plants in field. Blackberry cane removal. Erect strawberry tunnels. Prolonged walking, standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Failure to comply with the request or testing positive may result in immediate termination. All testing will occur post-hire and is not a part of the interview process. Negative result may be required post-hire and before commencing work. Must be able to lift 75 lbs. to shoulder height repetitively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 75 lbs. in field. Must not hinder another workers productivity. Use of personal cell phone or other personal electronic device during working hours strictly prohibited except for work-related calls or emergencies and violation may result in immediate termination. Requires three months verifiable work experience pruning field-grown blueberry plants. Must commit to entire anticipated period of employment. All workers are required to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly important when touching crops for human consumption. Workers are required to cleanse their hands by washing thoroughly with soap and water before entering field for harvest activities and after each break. Smoking and the use of tobacco products prohibited during working time. Workers may be required to perform work that is incidental to farming the crops listed in the application. All other duties, if any assigned, will be those duties of Farm Worker, Diversified Crops, DOT code 407.687-010 (SOC (ONET/OES) code 45-2092.02). This is a very demanding and competitive business in which quality specifications must be rigorously adhered to. Sloppy work cannot and will not be tolerated. The worker understands that if he abandons his employment or is terminated for cause prior to the end of the anticipated period of employment, the worker will forfeit the guarantee and reimbursement of certain transportation costs. Excessive absences and/or tardiness cannot be tolerated and may result in termination. Daily individual work assignments, crew assignments, and location of work will be made by and at the sole discretion of the employer and/or workers supervisor. Workers may be assigned a variety of duties in any given day and/or different tasks on different days. Workers will be expected to perform any of the listed duties and work on any crop as assigned by the employer and/or workers supervisor. Podadores/plantadores: Podar las plantas de arndanos cultivados en el campo. Plantar plantas de fresa en el campo. Remover caa de Mora. Erigir tneles de fresa. Se prolongada estar de pie, agacharse, doblarse y alcanzar. Se pueden solicitar los trabajadores a someterse a pruebas de drogas y alcohol al azar sin costo alguno al trabajador. El incumplimiento de la solicitud o de dar prueba positiva puede resultar en la terminacin inmediata. Todas las pruebas ocurrirn despus de ser contratado y no es una parte del proceso de la entrevista. Se requieren resultados negativos antes de comenzar a trabajar. Debe ser capaz de levantar 75 libras a la altura del hombro repetidamente a lo largo de la jornada de trabajo y capaz de levantar y cargar 75 libras en el campo. No debe obstaculizar la productividad de otro trabajador. El uso del telfono celular personal u otro dispositivo electrnico personal durante las horas de trabajo es estrictamente prohibido excepto para llamadas de emergencia o relacionados con el trabajo y violacin puede resultar en la terminacin inmediata. Se requiere tres meses de experiencia laboral verificable podando plantas de arndanos en el campo. Deben comprometerse a todo el perodo previsto de empleo.
Job Classification:
45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

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:
Prolonged walking, standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Failure to comply with the request or testing positive may result in immediate termination. All testing will occur post-hire and is not a part of the interview process. Negative result may be required post-hire and before commencing work. Must be able to lift 75 lbs. to shoulder height repetitively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 75 lbs. in field. Must not hinder another workers productivity. Use of personal cell phone or other personal electronic device during working hours strictly prohibited except for work-related calls or emergencies and violation may result in immediate termination. Requires three months verifiable work experience pruning field-grown blueberry plants. Must commit to entire anticipated period of employment.
Number of Hours Per Week:
42
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Lewis Nursery and Farms, Inc
Location:
Rocky Point, NC 28457
Telephone Number:
+19106752394

Worksite

Address:
3500 NC Hwy 133, Rocky Point, NC 28457

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22167-288895
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Strawberry Planting per 1,000 plants. Estimated hourly wage rate equivalent is $15.00 based on average 1,500 piece rate units per hour. This is merely an estimate. Actual piece rate earnings will depend on a number of factors including but not limited*
Date Posted:
6/21/2022

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