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Farmworker/ Laborer

Ryan Alexander Farms LLC

Vardaman, MS

$12.45 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+16626827765
Email address to Apply:
alexanderfarms1946@yahoo.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
125
Job Duties:
Workers will work all duties involved in planting, growing and harvesting corn, soybeans and sweet potatoes, keep property and farm buildings clean. Workers will plant, cultivate and harvest sweet potatoes. Workers will cut planting slips by hand and place in container according to instructions. Workers will use care when working with potato knife. Workers will walk along row that has been previously plowed. Workers will drop potato slips into ground and cover back up with dirt. Workers will remove weeds manually either by hand or with a hoe. Workers will stoop, bend, and kneel to pick up sweet potatoes using hands and fingers to dig out unexposed potatoes. Workers may grade in the field separating potatoes into separate field hampers. Worker will ride on trans-planter to place potatoes, excessive skipping is not tolerated. Damaged or diseased potatoes will not be harvested. Full hampers weighing up to 50 lbs. will be carried to truck row to be loaded onto truck or trailer/equipment. Workers will be required to stay on their assigned row. Workers may also be required to wash the sweet potatoes and get them ready for sale. Workers may be required to operate tractors and other farm equipment during field operations as an incidental activity in the production of crops. Those who are qualified may be required to drive pick-up trucks and/or small transportation vehicles. Workers will be instructed in safety and operation of the tractor and other equipment before driving tractor or using other equipment. Tractors should be driven in a manner to protect operator, other workers, products, trees, crops and equipment. Repeated failure to obey safety requirements and operating instructions may result in termination. In addition, workers may be required to perform variable tasks relating to crop production such as the following: irrigation, ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, weeding, cleaning and repairing farm buildings, see beds, racks, grounds and other tasks related to general farming. Employer paid post hire drug testing is required upon reasonable suspicion of use and after a worker has an accident at work.
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:
Hours listed in Section A.6 are the anticipated hours to be worked. These hours could increase or decrease based on weather conditions, crop delay, pests or disease, crop yield, available labor, and or productivity.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Ryan Alexander Farms LLC
Location:
Vardaman, MS 38878
Telephone Number:
+16626827764

Worksite

Address:
204 CR 441, Vardaman, MS 38878

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22171-296276
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
A worker can earn bonuses based on performance. Bonuses are based on performance and are at the sole discretion of the employer.
Date Posted:
6/28/2022

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