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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Graders & Sorters, Agricultural Products

Gracia & Sons LLC

Salemburg, NC

$14.16 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+19198682730
Email address to Apply:
jgraciamelons@gmail.com
Web address to Apply:
www.ncworks.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
90
Job Duties:
Grade, sort, and package sweet potatoes grown on the farm. Workers may work in packing, shipping, maintenance, box or food safety departments. Workers stack, weigh and dump produce. May hand-fill boxes or bags with produce. May label or tag produce. Make boxes. Create and follow load tickets and other forms. Prepare inventory, logs and reports. Perform sanitation duties. May operate forklift or pallet jack. May operate and perform minor maintenance on farm vehicles or equipment. May supervise other workers. 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 standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. 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 may be required post-hire and before commencing work. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. 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 one month verifiable prior experience packing produce. All workers are required to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly important when packing produce for human consumption. Workers are required to cleanse their hands by washing thoroughly with soap and water before commencing work and after each break. Smoking and the use of tobacco products prohibited during working time. 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. Daily individual work assignments, crew assignments, and location of work will be made by and at the sole discretion of the employer and/or worker’s supervisor. Workers may be assigned a variety of duties in any given day and/or different tasks on different days. Workers will be expected to perform any of the listed duties and work on any crop as assigned by the employer and/or worker’s supervisor.
Job Classification:
45-2041.00 - Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products

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:
Prolonged walking, standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. 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 may be required post-hire and before commencing work. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. 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 one month verifiable prior work experience in the crop activities listed.
Number of Hours Per Week:
42
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

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

Worksite

Address:
277 Oscar Tate Rd, Salemburg, NC 28385

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22299-550589
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
11/8/2022

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