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Farm Workers and Laborers, Crop

S and E Growers LLC

Paris, KY

$13.89 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18593384732

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
3
Job Duties:
Burley Tobacco: Duties to include, but not limited to: greenhouse care, setting, topping, oiling, cutting, housing and stripping. Workers will be trained for a period of two days (14 hours) after which the worker will be expected to cut 100 sticks per hour - does not include dropping sticks in field. Dark Fired Tobacco: Duties to include, but not limited to: greenhouse care, setting, topping, oiling, cutting, housing and stripping. Workers will be required to cut wood and carry to barn to fire the tobacco. Wooden slabs covered with sawdust are placed under the tobacco that is hanging in barn. Slabs are fired to smoke the tobacco and is repeated until the tobacco becomes the appropriate color. Worker will remove remaining ashes after the tobacco is fired. Worker is required to cut/spike 50-60 sticks per hour. Air Cured Tobacco: Duties to include, but not limited to: greenhouse care, setting, topping, oiling, cutting, housing and stripping. Other Related Duties for all types of tobacco: Workers may chop weeds between plants with hoe; remove tops and suckers from plants, apply side dressing. The employer will train new workers in seeding, setting cutting, housing and stripping tobacco for a period of two days (14 working hours). A trained worker is expected to cut 100 sticks per hour for burley tobacco and 50-60 sticks per hour for dark fired tobacco. We currently need workers to till, plant and stake seedlings. We are planting various types of seedlings including oak, sycamore, maple, pine, evergreens and boxwoods. Some trees will be burlap root, some bare root and some will be in pots. The duties of the workers after tilling, planting and staking would include watering, weeding, cultivating and fertilizing the trees along with general maintenance of the nursery. Workers may be required to work on the ground planting trees. Workers will be required to dig and plant trees by hand. Pruning: When pruning, it is vital to prune the unwanted branch while protecting the stem or trunk wood of the tree. While pruning trees, workers will receive proper tools for the job, i.e., saw, prunes, and hand snips. These tools will be returned to the employer when task is completed. Cultivation: Workers may be required to work as operators of tractors pulling cultivators, mowers or hilling disks. Watering: Workers may be required to water trees by hand using pumps and hoses. Balled and Burlap (B&B) tree production: Workers may be required to work as operators of skid steers with tree spade attachments or haul out tines. Workers may be required to work on the ground packaging the finished root ball on a tree by stapling burlap with hog ring pliers, tying basket loops with twine, crimpling baskets with pig tail crimpers or tying branches with twine. Bare root tree production: Workers may be required to work as operators of skid steers with bare root blade attachments. Workers may be required to work on the ground tying branches with twine or hauling trees through the field and loading them onto trucks by hand. Workers will be responsible for identifying, budding & grafting bare root trees and seedlings. Workers will also hoe, weed, and grade bare root trees.
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:
No
Special Requirements:
Physically able to bend, stoop, and able to stand on feet for long periods of time. Physically able to meet and perform all job specifications. May be required to take random drug and / or alcohol tests, at no cost to the worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment. All testing and background check will occur after employment has started and is not a part of the interview process. May be required to submit a criminal background check, at no cost to the worker. Felony convictions that employer reasonably believes, consistent with current law, will impair the safety and living conditions of other workers or other individuals on the farm will result in immediate termination. Failure to comply with request for criminal background check may result in immediate termination of employment. 50% exemption granted.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
S and E Growers LLC
Location:
Paris, KY 40361
Telephone Number:
+18593384732

Worksite

Address:
785 Austerlitz Road, Paris, KY 40361

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22168-291203
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
cutting per stick
Date Posted:
6/21/2022

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