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Farm Laborer

Black Water Farms of Georgia, Inc.

Baxley, GA

$11.99 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+19127052129
Email address to Apply:
kayla@blackwaterproduce.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
43
Job Duties:
The farm work position includes duties associated with the harvesting and field packing of kale, beets, green beans, cilantro, radish and collards . This work can require standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 50 pounds for long periods of time outdoors in all weather conditions. It also includes making important decisions based on size, coloring, and ripeness according to prescribed standards. This work requires adherence to important food safety and quality standard operating procedures, as required by different customers, food safety and quality standards credentialing bodies, including but not limited to Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and Good Handling Practices (GHPs) for Food Safety and the employer, 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 fresh produce grown, harvested, packed, and shipped from the farm. Kale, Cilantro and Collards: 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 will remove weeds manually either by hand or with a hoe. Kale and Collards will be packed in the field 24 bunches in each box. Workers will cut mature greens using knife as specified by employer. Products will be placed into sacks or boxes and placed on trailer for transport. Workers may grade products removing bad or damaged leaves and repack for shipment. Workers will be required to stay on their assigned row. Workers must take care not to damage surrounding plants during harvest. Beets, Beans and Radish :Workers will bend and stoop to pick vegetables 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 fruit and vegetables. 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.
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
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Black Water Farms of Georgia, Inc.
Location:
Baxley, GA 31515
Telephone Number:
+19127052129

Worksite

Address:
4269 Zoar Rd, Baxley, GA 31513

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22228-420005
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Beans Grn Hand Picked_Crate 25Ibs/SqBn_Crate $8.00 1.40
Date Posted:
8/26/2022

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