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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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

General Farm/irrigation Workers

Double D Farms

Magnolia, AR

$12.45 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
H-2AJobs@snakeriverfarmers.org

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
22
Job Duties:
Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of greens, cabbage, sweet potatoes, strawberries, pecans, sweet corn, cantaloupe, watermelon, squash, cucumbers, southern peas, pinto beans, onions, potatoes, ornamentals, green beans, peaches, figs, blackberries, elderberries, muscadines, apples, and pears. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to general farm work and crop production. Duties related to general farm work may include the following: maintain, drive, attach and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize, and harvest crops; make minor mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery; report mechanical problems to farm mechanic and/or supervisor; mix and/or spray chemicals such as herbicides, fungicides, and pesticides (according to appropriate restrictive use laws, when/if applicable) by hand or machine; use mechanized or hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning tools, shears, knives, saws, ladders, etc.; carry and position work aids such as ladders, canvas drop-cloths, buckets, harnesses, and bags; climb in and out of tall trucks and various truck beds and/or trailers; lift items such as rolls of plastic, bundles of wire, and rolls of drip tape overhead; build/replace/repair fencing; clean/paint/repair/maintain/refurbish/rebuild farm structures/greenhouses/grounds; remove undesirable and excess growth such as weeds and grass from crops or farm grounds; cut/stack fire wood to heat greenhouse; perform general clean-up of farm areas and worksites; clear property; cut down trees; clear and burn roots and brush; prepare fields, seed beds, containers, plastic growing beds, etc.; form bed with plastic and or drip tape installed; build/install/maintain trellises; establish, maintain, plant, transplant, propagate, and grow crops in field and greenhouse with machine or by hand; move/lift containerized plants/vines/trees; start fans that circulate air or light smudge pots or torches; walk behind equipment to ensure plant placement (unclog planter if necessary); haul/spread soil/products/fertilizer/composted material to condition land; mix planting soil; dig/rake and screen soil and fill cold frames/hot beds; observe/inspect general condition of crops/plants/vines/trees and apply the appropriate care; remove dead plants and replace with seeds or live plants; identify/remove/cull product that is misshapen, damaged, unwanted, or inferior; identify and remove stubs or broken branches, downward-growing branches, branches which rub against each other, shaded interior branches, dead wood and shoots/suckers; prune/thin plants/vines/trees from ground, ladder, or motorized platform using a variety of hand and/or mechanized pruning equipment; stake, train, position, prop, clip, and tie plants/vines/trees/limbs; dig/wrap/shape roots of plants/vines/trees; kneel to pin burlap on root ball; crimp wire baskets on root balls; put ball and burlap dug plants into containers and fill containers with potting material; tie plants up before digging; sow grass seed and/or plant plugs of sod; remove plastic stakes/strings/wires from fields, trellises or other structures; perform any other labor considered necessary for the efficient structure of properties and growth of crops. Drip Irrigation duties may include the following: move and lay irrigation equipment in fields; maintain and repair irrigation system; flush irrigation lines; place/remove plastic mulch and drip tape; place/remove trunk and header lines; observe revolving sprinklers and adjust to ensure proper operation and uniform distribution of water; remove irrigation equipment and layflat from fields prior to harvest; disassemble, service and store irrigation equipment after irrigation season.
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:
Applicants must have 1 month experience with the hand harvest of vegetables and must be able to bend and preform work at ground level. Company policy expressly forbids the use or possession of drugs/alcohol at the worksite or in employer-provided housing. Violation of this policy will result in immediate termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Double D Farms
Location:
Magnolia, AR 71753
Telephone Number:
+18702346210

Worksite

Address:
920 Columbia Road 61, Magnolia, AR 71753

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22213-389204
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
The highest applicable wage will be paid at the time the work is performed, for every hour or portion thereof worked during a work contract period, including any higher or lower adjustments published by the Department of Labor.
Date Posted:
8/17/2022

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