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Cotton Gin Laborer

Producers Gin Company LLC

Theodore, AL

$11.99 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+12516021828
Web address to Apply:
https://seasonaljobs.dol.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
16
Job Duties:
The farm work position includes duties associated with the preparation of ginning of cotton and upkeep of ginning equipment. Workers will perform assign duties as instructed by their supervisor. Job duties include operating gins, baggers, forklifts, feeders, loaders and packing press consoles, assisting with running gin, tying, bagging and sampling cotton bales with a strapping system, placing label on bale, keeping machines loaded with strapping and bagging supplies, removing tarps from cotton modules and manually folding and rolling large tarps, remove the plastic and any debris from the cotton as it is unloaded at the gin, keeping work area clean and swept and gin machines maintained, clean up the grounds and equipment that is covered in lint remnants from the ginning process, raking module storage yard, using forklift to move, stack and store baled cotton & load trucks for shipment. Some workers will maintain, repair, update equipment and driver trucks in yard. The employer will provide the tools necessary to perform the described job duties without charge to the worker. The employer will charge the worker for reasonable costs related to the workers refusal or negligent failure to return the tools or due to such workers willful damage or destruction of the tools. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honeybees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker’s ability to perform the job. Cotton Baling Press: Workers will tag and bag bales of cotton as they come out of the press. Workers must take care that the straps are attached correctly and securely as to not cause injuries to the workers and equipment. Workers will remove a sample of the cotton from each bale per their supervisors’ instructions. Workers will then bag the bales of cotton and place a tag on the bag. Workers will then load the bales on the bale hoister. Bales are then loaded into a vehicle for transport. Mote Press: Workers will tie bales of mote as they come out of the press. Workers will attach ties to the bales while they are still in the press to secure cotton. Workers must take care that the straps are attached correctly and securely as to not cause injuries. Workers will then load the bales on the bale hoister. Bales are then loaded into a vehicle for transport. This work requires adherence to important 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 with consideration for the safety and health of fellow workers. Cotton bales weigh up to 500lbs, Workers must take care to follow their supervisors’ instructions to ensure all workers safety. Due to the type of work involved, there is a Probationary Period of five (5) days beginning with the first day of employment, to show possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance to perform this type of work. Farm Equipment Operation During Field Operations: Workers will be required to operate tractors and other farm equipment during field operations as an incidental activity in the production of crops. Before any worker is required to operate any farm equipment, the worker will be instructed in the proper and safe operation of tractor. Workers will be required to operate tractors according to instructions and in a manner that protects the operator, other workers, trees, crops and equipment. Workers may be requested to perform minor and routine maintenance on farm vehicles and equipment. Repeated failure to obey operating and safety instructions may result in termination.
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:
All workers should have at least 3 months experience operating 50+ HP Farm equipment. Applicants must be able to furnish affirmative job references from recent employers operating comparable operations establishing acceptable previous experience. Must be physically able to meet and perform all job specifications stated in job order. Must be able to work in the hot humid weather for extended periods of time. Workers are subject to random drug testing post hire at no cost to the employee. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:
84
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Producers Gin Company LLC
Location:
Theodore, AL 36582
Telephone Number:
+12515810938

Worksite

Address:
4405 Dawes Rd, Theodore, AL 36582

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22213-388476
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
8/8/2022

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