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Farmworker

Reeves Farms LLC

Houston, MS

$12.45 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+16625672437
Email address to Apply:
reevesfarms5@gmail.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
150
Job Duties:
Workers will perform all duties involved in planting, growing and harvesting sweet potatoes and row crops. Workers will plant, cultivate and harvest sweet potatoes,and row crops. Workers will cut planting slips 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 #1’s and #2’s into separate 5/8 field hampers. Canners, when harvested, will be placed into a separate bin. Damaged or diseased potatoes will not be harvested. Full hampers weighing up to 35 lbs. will be carried to truck row to be loaded onto truck or trailer. 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. Workers should have 3 months of experience operating 600+ HP tractors and combine harvesters, preferably with Green Star guidance systems. Workers should have a valid drivers license and be experienced in using trucks with air brakes for hauling grain to grain elevators. A CDL is preferred.
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 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Reeves Farms LLC
Location:
Houston, MS 38851
Telephone Number:
+16625672437

Worksite

Address:
515 CR 31, Houston, MS 38851

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22175-309455
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:
7/5/2022

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