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Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

FC of Arcadia, Inc.

Rocky Mount, NC

$14.16 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18639900895
Email address to Apply:
fcofarcadia@yahoo.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
46
Job Duties:
Sweet Potato Harvesting: The worker will pick the sweet potatoes up from the ground by class. There are 3 types of classes of sweet potato that require harvesting at once which are number 1’s (large potato), canner(medium small broken cracked unshaped potato’s), and seed (small potato’s). The worker must first select number 1’s placing them in a five gallon bucket, once the bucket is full, the worker will take the bucket to the truck and dump the sweet potatoes in the back of the truck. A small ticket will be given to you to keep and a total will be counted at the end of each day. The workers will then go back to the picking area and fill his bucket up with canner sweet potato. Once the bucket is full the worker will take the bucket to the truck and dump the bucket. The worker will go back to his picking area and fill his bucket up with seed sweet potato. Dumping Buckets: The worker will stand on top of the truck, harvesters will pass their full bushels to the worker and the worker will empty the contents into the truck. General Farm Work: Workers must be able to perform general field maintenance and if necessary to assist in the use of farm equipment such as tractors, trucks and harvest machinery, etc. Tobbaco Tasks: Tobacco Harvesting: Workers will start in a row with the first tobacco plant cutting off the top flower by hand properly without damaging leafs below. The worker must then use both hands in order to remove all the suckers that are in between the tobacco leaf and the stem of the tobacco plant. The worker will walk down his designated row working on every tobacco plant taking no more than 4 to 5 seconds. When this is finished the workers will again walk down the tobacco field on his designated row pulling off the bottom 3 to 5 ripe leafs off of every stock. If the leaf is not ripe you must leave it alone. The worker must stay down moving forward placing each leaf on his side until the worker has no more room and must walk over to unload his bundle of tobacco leafs into the tobacco trailer. Workers will put tobacco leafs in boxes and will take the boxes into the barn, once the tobacco is cured it needs to be sorted and put in bails. Any leafs dropped by the worker must be picked up. The tobacco tractor and trailer will always be in the middle of a group moving forward. The worker must due this process 3 to 4 different period of times as leafs ripen on every stock. The worker in order to perform this kind of work must be able to work outside for at least 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance, working quickly and skillfully with their hands. The employer will provide the tools necessary to perform the described job duties, without charge to the worker. The employer will charge the worker for reasonable costs related to the worker’s refusal or negligent failure to return the tools or due to such worker’s willful damage or destruction of the tools. Employees may volunteer to work additional hours when work is available. 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, if workers request a leave of absence during these periods of no work, the hours will be deducted from the hours offered under the ETA 790A. A copy of the work contract or a copy of the ETA 790 in lieu of a work contract, and any modifications, will be provided to the H-2A worker no later than the time at which the worker applies for the Visa, or to a worker in corresponding employment, no later than on the day work commences. For an H-2A worker going from an H-2A employer to a subsequent H-2A employer, a copy of the contract will be provided no later than the time an offer of employment is made by the subsequent H-2A employer.
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:
1
Special Requirements:
This type of work, involves working conditions that require tremendous stamina, a high level of physical activity in cold or extremely hot conditions in direct sunlight and in adverse weather such as rain. The work requires a high level of physical conditioning.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
FC of Arcadia, Inc.
Location:
Arcadia, FL 34266
Telephone Number:
+18639900895

Worksite

Address:
1006 Myers Rd., Rocky Mount, NC 27801

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22174-308315
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
5/8 bu. bucket.
Date Posted:
7/18/2022

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