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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Farmworker

Overlook Harvesting Company, LLC - IL

Waterman, IL

$15.89 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
nlora@overlookharvesting.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
9
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: Seeds. Services to be performed will consist of assisting in the process of determination & measurement with quality standards of agricultural seeds. This is an essential and a required task for labeling and preparing product for market. The purpose of the process, to measure and meet minimum termination/vigor standards and document/record, is required to meet Department of Agriculture seed labeling law. Duties would include the planting of seeds, planting preparation, counting seeds, soil and planting material management, movement & placement of trays/ including carts in & out of a germinator, measurement imaging of germinated seed, washing and cleaning of trays once complete, and site cleanup and maintenance. This work will be performed at a Bayer owned and operated nursery agricultural facility. Weeding: Workers will remove weeds by use of a hoe/pickaxe from the walk-way and remove all weeds growing around plants by hand. Workers will remove weeds from the growing area by raking piles of debris and dispose of it as directed by the farm manager and/or crew supervisor. Employer will train workers. Training will include but is not limited to safety training and worker protection training videos. Training includes general discussion of job duties and policies. Training will take place at Orientation prior to working. Employees will be explained and have read to them the Job Order. The employer will answer any questions the workers may have. Depending on responsibilities performed, registration certificates and licenses held, workers will be paid on an hourly, piece rate or salary basis. Regardless of the method of pay, workers will earn at least the Adverse Effect Wage Rate for all hours worked, and overtime (if applicable) will be paid for workweeks in which nonexempt work and more than forty (40) hours are worked. Overtime will not be paid for workweeks when workers become eligible to perform only exempt work and are paid on a salary basis for all hours worked. Based upon work performance, advancement is a possibility. This advancement includes, but is not limited to, supervising/managing a crew, as well as possibly driving a bus as long as licensing requirements are met. Must wear assigned personal protective equipment when required. Must report for work daily wearing work clothing and boots or other durable foot wear. Workers wearing clothing inappropriate for work will not be permitted to start work. Employer requires all newly-hired employees to take and pass an employer-paid drug test before starting work. Drug test not required for prospective applicants prior to hiring decision. All testing is conducted uniformly after an initial job offer has been extended and accepted by the new hire. Workers testing positive will be immediately terminated and paid for all hours worked between the first date of employment and the date of termination, if any. In the case of a non-local or foreign worker who is terminated for failure to pass a drug test, the employer will arrange least-cost transportation to the worker's place of recruitment, at the worker's expense. The employer will also test after a worker has an accident at work.
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 job requires a minimum of 1 month of agricultural experience handling both manual and mechanized tasks. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 40 lbs. Employer-paid pre-employment and post-hire drug testing required. Criminal background check required.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Overlook Harvesting Company, LLC - IL
Location:
Winter Haven, FL 33884
Telephone Number:
+18633244654

Worksite

Address:
450 East Adams St., Waterman, IL 60556

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22213-387264
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
8/2/2022

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