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 January 1, 2023) and the national monthly AEWR for herding or production of livestock work on the range (effective January 1, 2023), please visit: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/foreign-labor/wages/adverse-effect-wage-rates
Operating large farm equipment and machinery equipped with GPS for cultivating, tilling, fertilizing, planting, and harvesting crops such as rice and soybeans; transporting crops from field to storage facilities; walking fields pulling off type weeds; harvesting, processing, drying, bagging and transporting rice; assisting with the installation, maintenance, and operation of poly pipe irrigation systems; driving pickup to obtain parts and supplies; daily repairs and maintenance to equipment, machinery, buildings and fences. May have to work nights, possibly weekends. Employer may request but cannot require workers to work on their Sabbath; maintaining of worksite and equipment; also cleaning location and equipment; rate of pay may be depending on experience. Must be able to obtain a driver?s license within 30 days following hire and obtain clean driving record. Be able to lift up to 75 lbs. Once hired, worker may be required to take a random drug test at no cost to the worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment.
45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators
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.
Months of Experience Required:
Must be able to obtain a driver's license within 30 days of employment. Must be able to life up to 75 lbs.