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Grader/sorter

County Line Potato Farm

Shelbyville, MI

$15.37 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+12697204310
Web address to Apply:
www.michiganworks.org

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
4
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: potatoes. Grade, size, and sort product according to color, shape, size, appearance, feel, and/or quality, in accordance with supervisor's instructions and employer standards. Inspect products for damage/defects and discard inferior products and foreign matter. Handle product carefully to prevent damage. Operate equipment safely, with or without direction. Must follow quality control standards and production procedures. Clean/sanitize work station and equipment. Workers must be able to handle, lift, and carry heavy or bulky objects (product, containers) in accordance with the specified lifting requirements. Workers may need to sort potatoes in the field by standing beside a moving conveyor belt and removing the damaged potatoes and foreign materials from the good potatoes by hand. Workers will keep the line in clean working condition by shoveling dirt and other debris from under/around conveyor belts/apparatus. Workers will clean and sanitize bins. Must have sufficient hand and finger dexterity to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. Must be able to differentiate colors, textures, and other attributes of product to distinguish varieties and identify defects. Workers must operate all equipment properly and in a manner that protects operator, others, the employer's products and property. Failure to comply with safety requirements and operating instructions may result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination. Workers may be responsible for picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping, and mopping floors, cleaning equipment, storages and other similar farm sanitation. Employer-paid post-hire random and post-accident drug testing required. Workers with a clean driving record (no major moving violations such as but not limited to Driving While Intoxicated or Reckless Driving) and able to obtain an insurable driver's license may drive company vehicles. Workers with appropriate licenses and a valid doctor's certificate may transport other workers. Supervisor(s) will provide instructions and directions to workers. Workers must be able to comprehend and follow instructions and communicate effectively to supervisors. Unusual, complex or non-routine activities will be supervised. Workers expected to perform basic duties in a proficient manner without close supervision. 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. TERMINATION. All workers will be subject to a two-day trial period, during which the employer will evaluate workers' performance of required tasks. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker at the conclusion of the two-day trial period if the worker's performance fails to satisfy the employer's reasonable expectations, or is otherwise unacceptable. Employer may terminate a worker for lawful job-related reasons, including but not limited to situations in which the worker: (1) Is repeatedly absent or tardy; (2) malingers or otherwise refuses, without cause, to perform the work as directed; (3) commits act(s) of misconduct or repeatedly violates the Work Rules; and/or (4) fails, after completing the two-day trial period, to perform work in a competent and skillful manner, consistent with the employer's reasonable expectations. Non-U.S. workers may be displaced as a result of one or more U.S. workers becoming available for the job during the employer's recruitment period.
Job Classification:
45-2041.00 - Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products

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:
This job requires a minimum of 3 months of agricultural experience handling both manual and mechanized tasks, preferably grading and sorting. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing required. Workers with clean driving record and/or insurable driver's license may be required to drive company vehicles.
Number of Hours Per Week:
44
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
County Line Potato Farm
Location:
Martin, MI 49070
Telephone Number:
+12697204310

Worksite

Address:
4831 Patterson Road, Shelbyville, MI 49344

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22168-293268
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
7/1/2022

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