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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers and Laborers

D & K Harvesting, Inc.

Centralia, IL

$15.89 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18636754585
Email address to Apply:
dkharvesting@aol.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
9
Job Duties:
The job requires a minimum of three (3) months experience in tasks associated with farm experience. The farm work position includes duties associated with the planting, cultivation, harvesting of various fruits and vegetables. This work can require standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 50 pounds for long periods of time outdoors in all weather conditions. This work requires adherence to important food safety and quality standard operating procedures and the ability to work quickly and consistently alongside fellow workers with a positive, professional, team based attitude and a consideration for the safety and health of fellow workers and of the consumers who will purchase and consume the crops grown, harvested, packed, and shipped from the farm. Crops Contained in Request: Soybean. Soybeans: Pre-harvest duties for soybeans may include planting, cultivating, staking, and weeding of plants by hand and/or hoe. Workers will bend and stoop to pick soybeans according to size, color, shape and degree of maturity and place into field containers. Workers must use care when performing their farm work duties and exercise consciousness to not damage or bruise the soybeans. Workers must adhere to all safety rules as instructed by their supervisors and all farm work operations must meet the standards and specifications given by the employer. Workers will be assigned a row or series of rows and required to select and pick produce according to criteria outlined and demonstrated by managers such as size, coloring, and ripeness. They will be responsible for in-field grading and discarding of poor quality, rotting, and/or over-ripened produce. Workers will gently load the good quality produce into containers, taking care to avoid damage or bruising. Workers may carry full container weighing approximately fifty (50) lbs and empty into field bin or load onto trailer. The pay rate for all activities associated with the production of vegetables will be paid hourly. The harvested soybean seed is owned by Bayer and delivered to the Bayer owned processing center. The soybean seed is cleaned and conditioned at the Bayer owned site in preparation to be packed. Workers will be tasked for packaging soybean seed; in both bags and bulk containers. Workers will be responsible for pulling, stacking, storing of the final product. Workers will also be required to clean work areas and perform housekeeping task. All employees must follow all quality control and safety measures while using personal protective equipment. The duties and responsibilities of workers may be revised verbally and/or in writing, as needed by the location manager and/or field supervisor. The workers must be able to speak and understand English. It is also preferred for workers to have a high school diploma or GED. Full Crop Commitment This is regular work, six hours per day, Monday-Saturday for the full remainder of the period of employment. The worker agrees to work for assigned employer(s) whenever work is available during the full remaining period of employment even though work may be slack at times. The worker understands that if the worker quits or is terminated for cause prior to the end of the period of employment, the worker will not receive the 3/4 guarantees and will not receive certain transportation reimbursements. Excessive tardiness and/or absences will not be tolerated and will result in termination. Person seeking employment as a farm laborer must be available for the entire period requested by the employer and possess 3 months experience hand harvesting produce. Successful applicants will be subject to a trial period of up to 2 days during which their performance of required tasks will be evaluated. If the performance is not acceptable to the employer in its sole discretion the worker will be terminated.
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:
The employer may conduct drug/alcohol testing post-employment and at the employer's expense. The employer may conduct criminal backgrounds checks post-employment and at the employer's expense.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
D & K Harvesting, Inc.
Location:
LaBelle, FL 33935
Telephone Number:
+18636754585

Worksite

Address:
3421 US Highway 51 South, Centralia, IL 62802

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22213-388420
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
8/19/2022

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