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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers & Laborers

Gracia & Sons LLC

Lyons, GA

$11.99 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+19198682730
Email address to Apply:
jgraciamelons@gmail.com
Web address to Apply:
employgeorgia.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
200
Job Duties:
Pull weeds/chop: Workers will walk along rows as specified by employer and remove weeds and grass from fields by hand or using a hoe. Pull/set onions. Pull plastic. May supervise other workers. Perform farm, field and shed sanitation duties. Mow grass and operate trimmer around farm buildings. May operate and perform minor maintenance on farm vehicles or equipment. May drive farm truck, bus, tractor, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on the farm. May drive bus or van over the road. Though not a hiring requirement, if a worker drives a company vehicle during the period of employment then at the time of operating the company vehicle the driver must possess a valid driver’s license issued by a U.S. state or foreign equivalent and operate the company vehicle in accordance with the license restrictions and vehicle classifications applicable to that license. Prolonged walking, standing, bending, stooping and reaching. The use or possession or being under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol during working time is prohibited. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Failure to comply with the request or testing positive may result in immediate termination. All testing will occur post-hire and is not a part of the interview process. Negative result required before starting work. Must be able to lift 75 lbs. to shoulder height repetitively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 75 lbs. in field. Must not hinder another worker’s productivity. Use of personal cell phone or other personal electronic device during working hours strictly prohibited except for work-related calls or emergencies and violation may result in immediate termination. Requires three months verifiable farm worker experience in the crop activities listed. Must commit to work entire contract period. Pull/set onions: Workers will pull 100 onion plants; place them together and put rubber bands around the bundle. According to the maturity of the plants, the supervisor may vary the number of plants per bundle. Worker will then dip the onion plants into the solution that promotes a healthy plant. Worker will cut tops and place bundles into field bags. There are 3,000 plants per field bag. Workers must bundle the correct number of plants and put the correct number of bundles into the bags. Workers will pick up plant bundles and take off rubber bands. Workers will put one plant into each hole made by the pegger. Workers must be careful to place the plant all the way into the hole made by the plugger and must pack soil firmly around plant. Plant beds are 100 feet long and four rows wide. Onion pulling and setting are piece rate activities. All workers are required to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly important when touching crops for human consumption. Workers are required to cleanse their hands by washing thoroughly with soap and water before entering field for harvest activities and after each break. Smoking and the use of tobacco products prohibited during working time. Workers may be required to perform work that is incidental to farming the crops listed in the application. All other duties, if any assigned, will be those duties of Farm Worker, Diversified Crops, DOT code 407.687-010 (SOC (ONET/OES) code 45-2092.02). 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. The worker understands that if he abandons his employment or is terminated for cause prior to the end of the anticipated period of employment, the worker will forfeit the ¾ guarantee and reimbursement of certain transportation costs. Excessive absences and/or tardiness cannot be tolerated and may result in termination.
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:
Prolonged walking, standing, bending, stooping and reaching. The use or possession or being under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol during working time is prohibited. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Failure to comply with the request or testing positive may result in immediate termination. All testing will occur post-hire and is not a part of the interview process. Negative result required before starting work. Must be able to lift 75 lbs. to shoulder height repetitively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 75 lbs. in field. Must not hinder another workers productivity. Use of personal cell phone or other personal electronic device during working hours strictly prohibited except for work-related calls or emergencies and violation may result in immediate termination. Requires three months verifiable farm worker experience in the crop activities listed. Must commit to work entire contract period.
Number of Hours Per Week:
42
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Gracia & Sons LLC
Location:
Ft. Meade, FL 33841
Telephone Number:
+19198682730

Worksite

Address:
Robert Jones-Walker: Marvin Church Rd, Lyons, GA 30436

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22238-440701
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Pull onions-per 1,000 plants
Date Posted:
9/9/2022

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