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Farmworkers and Laborers

EB Harvesting LLC - NC #4

Bailey, NC

$14.16 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18639904834

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
65
Job Duties:
Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Duties may vary from time to time. If operating a company vehicle during the period of employment the driver must possess a valid United States issued driver’s license issued or foreign equivalent license to operate the company vehicle to be in accordance with license restrictions and vehicle classification applicable to that license. Following the Supervisors instructions, the worker will perform the following task. This job requires a minimum of one month of prior experience working on a vegetable crop farm handling both manual and machine tasks associated with commodity productions and harvest activities. Workers will engage in cultivating and sorting/packing sweet potatoes. Tasks include harvesting/maintaining tobacco, various vegetables, weeding sweet potato fields during harvest either by hand or with a hoe. Workers will sort potatoes, standing beside a moving conveyor belt and removing the damaged sweet potatoes and foreign materials from the good sweet potatoes by hand. Workers will keep the line in clean working condition by shoveling dirt and other debris from under/around conveyor belts/apparatus. Workers will clean and sanitize bins. Work is to be done for long periods of time. Workers will assist in loading trucks with product weighing up to and including 75 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet for long periods of time. Workers should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals, etc. may affect workers’ ability to perform the job. Workers are exposed to wet weather early in the morning through the heat of the day, working in fields. Temperatures may range from 10 to 100 F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Sweet Potato/Vegetable/Grain Harvesting: Workers will transplant, pull weeds, and harvest crops in the fields as instructed. Transplanting crops into the soil by hand and machine. Pulling weeds by hand in the fields. The worker will pick the crops up by hand into buckets. These buckets will be carried to a truck in the field with empty bin boxes. Planting: Workers will place plants in pre-dug holes, fixing dirt around the plants, walking the rows, loading and unloading plants in trucks, placing, boxes in plant setter and sitting the plant setter to plant. Tobacco Harvesting: Harvest tobacco by hand (workers will pull 3 or 4 leaves at a time from each plant and put it in a trailer.) Once it reaches the barn, the worker will place the tobacco in boxes to prepare for the heating process. After the curing process the worker will remove the tobacco and bale it by filling a metal container to desired weight that will compact the leaves together into bales. Bucket Unloading: Worker will be standing inside the plastic or wood boxes and receiving full buckets of sweet potatoes from the other workers that harvesting and unloading buckets full of sweet potatoes into the plastic or wood boxes. Workers are required to lift and carry at least 35 pounds. Soybean/Wheat Field Weeding: Workers will walk through the soybean fields and pull weeds. Ticketer: The worker will hand out tickets to the hand harvesters when a full bucket is brought to the truck. The worker will unload a full bucket into bins and drive the farm trucks to haul tools/material, plants, vegetables, shovels, boxes, etc. to the packinghouse located on the farm.
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:
Drug/Alcohol Testing: EB Harvesting may conduct a drug test post-employment at the employer's expense. Per the Department of Labor O-Net survey for Job Zone 1, SVP <4.0, the employer requires 1 month verifiable harvesting experience. Applicants must be able to furnish job references establishing acceptable prior experience or a notarized statement describing specific prior experience. Successful applicants will be subject to a trial period of three days during which their performance of required task will be evaluated. If the performance during the trial period is not acceptable to the employer reserves the right to terminate employment.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
EB Harvesting LLC - NC #4
Location:
Arcadia, FL 34266
Telephone Number:
+18639904834

Worksite

Address:
Todd Glover Farms 1510 Hornes Church Road, Bailey, NC 27807

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22180-319824
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
7/22/2022

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