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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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farm Workers and Laborers, Crop

Homestead Family Farms

Howardstown, KY

$13.89 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15025497788

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
7
Job Duties:
Row Crop Production: Duties to include, but not limited to: Preparing, driving, and operating farm machinery to plant, cultivate, harvest, spray, transport and store grain crops such as corn, wheat, soybeans, etc; Performing a variety of other duties such as maintaining and repairing farm machinery as well as working at the grain bin facilities. Driving a semi-truck will be required. General farm maintenance and other duties as required including, but not limited to, preparing barns/structures, draining fields, preparing land for planting, maintenance of tool & equipment & other work as directly related to the crop activities for which the worker is hired. Also includes fixing and the clearing and painting of fences or mowing properties. This list is not all-inclusive and other duties will be completed as assigned. Such work will be offered when climate or crop conditions preclude working in the primary activities listed above and only after the first week guarantee is met. Employee must be in good health in order to qualify for a medical card to operate semi-trucks. Good communication and ability to follow directions, both written and verbal, is a must. General Conditions: A normal work week is Monday through Friday from 08:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m and Saturday 07:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. If work is available beyond normal workdays, employer may offer, but not require, worker an opportunity to work additional hours. Workers will report to work at designated time and place as directed by assigned employer each day. However, workers may be requested to ten (10) hours per day depending on the conditions in the fields and the maturity of the crops. Also, workers may be requested to work on federal holidays and their Sabbath but will not be required to do so. Workers may volunteer to work additional hours when work is available. Down time: Workers should expect occasional periods of little or no work because of weather, crop or other conditions beyond the employer’s control. These periods can occur any time throughout the season. Worker may be required to work in fields when crops are wet with dew / rain and should have suitable clothing for conditions which include light rain and temperatures ranging from 10 degrees to more than 100 degrees. Workers should be able to stand, bend, stoop and work for prolonged periods of time and be physically fit to perform duties as assigned. Workers will be trained for period of two (2) days (14 hours) after which workers will be expected to perform job required. Care must be exercised at all times to prevent bruising or breaking crops. Care must also be exercised with any use of equipment. Experience 3 months of verifiable experience required as ag equipment operator Drivers License in 30 Days.
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:
Experience 3 months of verifiable experience required as ag equipment operator Drivers License in 30 Day 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.
Number of Hours Per Week:
45
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Homestead Family Farms
Location:
Howardstown, KY 40051
Telephone Number:
+15025497788

Worksite

Address:
7500 Stiles Rd, Howardstown, KY 40051

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22173-303239
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
6/27/2022

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