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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Gin Operators

Mid Atlantic Gin, LLC

Emporia, VA

$14.16 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+14343360088
Web address to Apply:
www.vec.virginia.gov/emporia

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
3
Job Duties:
Operate ginning equipment, including but not limited to dryers, cleaners, gin stands, lint cleaners, bale presses including recording weight of bale & seed, bale hoisters, skid steer loaders, forklifts, and cotton module feeders. Tag bales. Assist gin operator with repairing equipment, cleaning blockages, cleaning lint filters, refilling supplies, sweeping floors, removing trash buildup, and picking up cotton on module yard. Load cotton module to feeder, un-tarp modules, roll up and store module tarps, move bales from dock to warehouse. Operate mote press, secure wires to mote bales. Handle cotton samples at press. Operate cotton trash bale press, handle, and store cotton trash bales. Assist with general maintenance of all gin machinery and equipment as the ginning season ramp up begins and as the ginning process ends for the operation. General housekeeping and cleaning of gin and warehouse, and any other duties or responsibilities as directed by the Gin Superintendent or Head Ginner (shift leader), i.e. but not limited to repairing module truck chains or bearings, loading module tarps for delivery. Job involves stooping, lifting and working in inclement weather as well as indoor & outdoor extreme temps. Must have legal authority to work in the US. Must be able to lift & carry up to 50lbs. to shoulder height repetitively through the workday. Raises and/or bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker employed pursuant to this job order, at the company's sole discretion, based on individual factors including work performance, skill, and tenure. Workers may be required to take random, post-accident, and/or upon suspicion drug test at no cost to worker, post hire. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment. Must have three months positive verifiable prior experience in job offered. No smoking or tobacco use of any king will be permitted in the gin or warehouse. Employer reserves the right to discharge any employee found smoking or in possession of smoking materials including cigarettes, cigars, snuff, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, electronic cigarettes or any other smoking paraphernalia. Shift work may be available. The employer will designate time for lunch and breaks. Worker may be requested to work Sunday during peak times and special needs but not required. These requirements pertain to both H-2A and US workers. Extreme heat, cold or drought may affect working hours. Employer will offer 40 hours/week, weather and crop conditions permitting. Worker will report to work at designated time and place as directed by employer each day. General Conditions: All of the tasks in this job description constitute one (1) job; the employer may assign workers to different tasks on any day or to multiple tasks during the same day in the sole judgment of the employer. This is a very demanding and competitive business in which quality specifications must be rigorously adhered to. Sloppy work cannot and will not be tolerated. Workers should expect occasional periods of little or no work due to weather, crop, or other conditions beyond the control of the employer. This can occur anytime throughout the season. Given that the demands of agricultural production are unpredictable and determined by factors to include weather, crop conditions, market demands and seasonal task needs and numerous other factors, it is impossible to predict with any degree of accuracy the percentage of time that will be dedicated to any specific task. In the event the US Department of Labor (DOL) promulgates a new AEWR during the recruitment or work contract period that is lower than the current AEWR at the time of application, the employer will pay the newly established AEWR. If, however, there is an adjustment to the AEWR, the employer will still pay the highest of the adjusted AEWR, prevailing hourly wage or piece rate, the agreed upon collective bargaining wage or the Federal or State minimum wage
Job Classification:
45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators

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:
Must able to lift & carry 50lbs to shoulder height repetitively through the workday. Workers may be required to take random, post accident, and/or upon suspicion drug test, post hire at no cost to worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment. Must have legal authority to work in the US. Must have three months positive verifiable prior experience in job offered. No smoking or tobacco use of any king will be permitted in the gin or warehouse. Employer reserves the right to discharge any employee found smoking or in possession of smoking materials including cigarettes, cigars, snuff, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, electronic cigarettes or any other smoking paraphernalia. There are 2 shift periods: M-Sat 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. & M-Sat 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. during the months of October 1 - January 15 annually.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Mid Atlantic Gin, LLC
Location:
Emporia, VA 23847
Telephone Number:
+14343360088

Worksite

Address:
1378 Southampton Parkway, Emporia, VA 23847

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22213-387380
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
8/19/2022

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