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Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

Bland Farms Production and Packing, LLC

Glennville, GA

$11.99 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+19126543048
Email address to Apply:
regina.wagner@blandfarms.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
35
Job Duties:
Workers will report to work at the designated time and place as directed by the Grower each day. The standard workweek of 7 hours per day Monday through Friday and 5 hours on Saturday is normal. Workers may be requested to work up to 10 hours per day, or more, depending upon the conditions in the fields and maturity of the crops, but will not be required to work more than 7 hours on Monday through Friday and 5 hours on Saturday. Workers may be offered work on federal holidays and on 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 employers control. These periods can occur anytime throughout the season. Employees will be expected to perform work activities related to planting, weeding, harvesting and sorting onions and sweet potatoes. Workers will be expected to harvest, clip, bag, and/or load produce. Workers must exercise extreme care not to drop produce at any time during handling. Field Walkers (Walker): The field walkers will walk fields and count workers bags or bins. They will examine clipped onions for quality and assist in field tallies and record keeping. Sorting and Packing Onions (Sorting Onions): Workers will sort onions based on sizes specified by the employer and will pack them according to supervisor?s instruction. Truck Drivers (Driver): Drivers will haul filled bags or bins to shed and return empty bags or bins to the field. They will assist in loading and picking up loose or spilled onions. They will drive tractors if needed. Workers will be instructed in the safety and operation of the trucks/tractor before driving. Trucks/tractors should be driven in a manner to protect operator, other workers, products, crops, and equipment. Repeated failure to obey safety requirements and operating instructions may result in termination. Driver duties will be assigned only to workers that have or willing to obtain the appropriate license but is not a requirement for the job opportunity. Bus Drivers (Bus Driver): Drivers will drive bus to transport workers to and from housing and work sites. They will also drive bus to town as needed and to medical service provider and so forth as needed. Workers will be instructed in the safety and operation of the bus before driving the bus. Buses should be driven in a manner to protect operator, other workers, products, crops, and equipment. Repeated failure to obey safety requirements and operating instructions may result in termination. Driver duties will be assigned only to workers that have or willing to obtain the appropriate license but is not a requirement for the job opportunity. Tractor Operation (Tractor): Workers may be required to drive a tractor through the field or between fields incidental to the job being performed. Workers will be instructed in the safety and operation of the tractor before driving the tractor. Tractors should be driven in a manner to protect operator, other workers, products, crops, and equipment. Repeated failure to obey safety requirements and operating instructions may result in termination. Forklift Operation (Forklift): Workers may be required to operate forklifts in the field or between fields incidental to the job being performed. Workers will be instructed in the safety and operation of the forklift before operating the forklift. Forklifts should be driven in a manner to protect operator, other workers, products, crops, and equipment. Repeated failure to obey safety requirements and operating instructions may result in termination.
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:
Fieldwork begins at assigned time shortly after daylight. Work may be performed during light rain and in high humidity and in temperatures ranging from 110 degrees to 20 degrees F. Able to work in hot, cold, and/or humid weather, bending or stooping to reach ground level crops and able to stand on feet for long periods of time. Workers must be physically able to lift between 50 and 75 lbs occasionally and up to 50 lbs frequently. Workers should report to work in their own suitable clothing. Workers are subject to drug testing at no cost to the worker after they are hired. 3 months experience in planting, cultivating and hand picking, and packing sweet potatoes and onions.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Bland Farms Production and Packing, LLC
Location:
Glennville, GA 30427
Telephone Number:
+19126543048

Worksite

Address:
1126 Raymond D. Bland Road, Glennville, GA 30427

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22213-387166
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
8/12/2022

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