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

Farmworkers and Laborers

Sandy Ridge Farms, Inc. (Petition #3)

Senatobia, MS

$12.45 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+16623934241
Email address to Apply:
jobs@h2acomplete.com
Web address to Apply:
https://www.mdes.ms.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
26
Job Duties:
Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Duties may vary from time to time. Repair, maintain barns and packing sheds for purpose of food safety requirements. Workers may be asked to operate farm equipment, driving in-field trucks or ATVs, skid steers, forklifts, or tractors; with or without the following implements: including a hipper, disk, du-all, chisel plow, bedding machine, plant cutter, transplanter, bushhog, gravity-flow buggy, potato digger, water trailer (for plant irrigation), de-vining machine, feed mixer and any other equipment related to the planting, cultivation and harvesting of crops or related to animal husbandry. **The ability of an employee to safely operate machinery will be left to the discretion of management. To ensure the safety of all employees, those interested in operating machinery must be able to communicate with and adequately follow instructions given by management. Management reserves the right to restrict employees from operational duties who do not show a proficiency to effectively communicate with management and may therefore place other employees’ safety at risk. HARVEST OR RELATED PREP (PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY): Participate in irrigation activities (set-up/break-down, operate & repair irrigation systems). Drain water from fields with hand tools/shovels, when needed. Use wood to build & repair crates for potato storage. Load & unload crates on trucks, trailers, or sweet potato harvesters. Ride mechanical digging equipment to harvest and grade potatoes. May also harvest potatoes by hand with use of buckets. Sort & grade potatoes by size, quality, or type. PACKHOUSE DUTIES (SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITY): Work in packhouse. De-string, sort & grade potatoes by size, quality, or type. Remove non-compliant product from the pack line and dispose of in appropriate crates. Assemble cardboard boxes for use on the pack line. Weigh and stack filled boxes to prepare for shipment. Wrap and move pallets using electric pallet jacks. Assist salespersons in pulling and loading customer orders. FIELD & PASTURE (SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITY): Clear ground of rocks, sticks, & roots by hand. Clear brush & trees with chain saw or related hand tools. General field & fence maintenance. Haul hay & feed cattle. Herd and assist management with veterinary or general maintenance tasks performed on cattle (to include jobs such as assisting with births, administration of shots, and application of ear tags). Assist with loading and unloading of cattle to be shipped or received at the farm. Raises and bonuses may be offered to any seasonal workers, at the employer’s discretion based on individual factors including but not limited to, performance, experience, number of hours worked in the season, number of seasons worked with the company, adherence to work rules & ability to follow supervisor instructions.
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:
Applicants must be 18 years or older. Workers must be able to work with minimum supervision. Applicants are required to have 3 months experience in cutting/gathering potato slips by hand, riding mechanical trans-planter and riding mechanical digger. All tools, supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost. Workers should expect periods of little or no work during lay-by (growing) time. Hours and days of work may vary due to weather conditions. Workers should come prepared wearing appropriate clothing and footwear for the environmental and working conditions described. Random drug testing may occur. Cell phone can only be used during breaks, emergencies and to communicate with supervisors when needed. Employer may conduct a Criminal Background Check at owners expense. Work occurs in outdoor agricultural fields and involves exposure to sun, wind, rain, soil, mud, dust, heat, cold and other natural elements. Work sometimes occurs in extreme weather conditions.
Number of Hours Per Week:
48
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Sandy Ridge Farms, Inc. (Petition #3)
Location:
Senatobia, MS 38668
Telephone Number:
+16625626316

Worksite

Address:
615 Sides Bottom Road, Senatobia, MS 38668

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22174-308863
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
7/1/2022

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