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Agricultural Worker

Miller Brothers Farms

Iota, LA

$12.45 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Worker needed for rice, soybean, and crawfish farm. Work includes tractor driving, field prep, water maintenance, fertilizing, planting and harvesting of crop. Field prep includes manual shovel work on levees and manually hoeing weeds, spot spraying of treatments and general farm labor. General farm labor includes walking levees to check for water leaks and manually shovel to repair breaches, (16%). Crawfishing involves manually cutting up fish bait, baiting and checking traps and maintaining fields. Checking traps involves walking in water to lift trap, empty crawfish into a floating container then re-bait trap, then pull floating container to next trap, (75%). 25% of crawfish traps are checked with a motorized boat. At the end of a levee the crawfish are transferred from the floating container into a sack with 50 lb +/- in each sack. Later the sacks are manually loaded on a motorized ATV and brought to a pick-up truck. All transfers are manually done. Workers must be able to lift/carry 50 lbs. M-F , some Sat/Sun, OT varies. Employees may be compensated above the stated hourly wage, this decision to pay above the prevailing hourly wage will be made by the employer, basing this decision on factors that include the individual recipients performance and work history. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray and related chemicals, etc. may affect workers' ability to perform the job. Repair and maintain equipment i.e. crawfish traps that are bent or crushed need to be re-molded by hand to their original shape, (3%). Harvesting rice and soybeans-individual is required to climb on top of transport truck and level grain; the filled truck is covered with a tarp, (6%). Employer may require drug testing upon - post hire, random, upon suspicion or post accident, at no cost to employee. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment. Job involves stooping, lifting and working outside in inclement weather conditions. All tools necessary for job are provided. Some OT may be requested at $12.45/hour. The Adverse Effect Wage Rate of $12.45 Employer will comply with all obligations under 20 CFR 655.120(a) an employer must offer, advertise in its recruitment, and pay a wage that is the highest of the AEWR, the prevailing hourly rate or piece rate, the agreed-upon collective bargaining wage, or the Federal or State minimum wage, except where a special procedure is approved for an occupation or specific class of agricultural employment. Employees may be compensated above the stated hourly wage, this decision to pay above the prevailing hourly wage will be made by the employer, basing this decision on factors that include the individual recipient's performance and work history.
Job Classification:
45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

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

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General conditions applicable to All Crops: Work begins at an assigned period. Work is performed under various weather conditions. Workers will work and perform repetitive task on their feet in bent and stooped positions for long periods of time. Workers will use muscles to lift, push, pull or carry heavy objects in loading and unloading trucks. All of the task in this job description constitute one (1) job; the employer may assign workers to different task on any day or to multiple task during the same day in the sole judgment of the employer. Workers may be required to perform work on the farm that is incidental to producing the crops such as maintaining grounds, operate tractor/farm equipment, and incidental crop setup when needed. Workers may operate tractors, sprayers, harvester or other equipment, whether it is manual or power equipment.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Miller Brothers Farms
Iota, LA 70543
Telephone Number:


1407 Maxie Hwy, Iota, LA 70543

Job Order Details

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