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General Farm/irrigation Worker

Woerner Agribusiness, LLC

Foley, AL

$11.99 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
H-2AJobs@snakeriverfarmers.org

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
6
Job Duties:
Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of sod and possibly sweet corn, soybeans, wheat, oats, field corn, and peanuts. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to general farm work/irrigation/crop production. General Farm Work will include the following responsibilities: maintain, drive, attach, and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize, and harvest crops and palletize sod; plant, cultivate, harvest crops by hand; prepare soil; make minor mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery; may mix and/or spray chemicals (according to appropriate restrictive use laws, when/if applicable); remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; remove rocks from field; paint/repair/maintain farm structures; perform general cleanup and sanitation of farm areas and equipment; drive, load/unload trucks, trailers, etc.; sow grass seed; sod large areas; plant plugs of sod; cut, roll, and stack sod by hand; fertilize, spray, monitor, trim, mow, load, transport, and discard sod; build/repair/stack wood pallets; roll nets over planted sod; monitor seeds during planting process and maintain product in various stages of production; lift sod from conveyor and stack; lift/carry/load/unload supplies and materials; assist with and maintain Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) policies and procedures; operate vehicle, motor bike, or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties; perform any other duties associated with the production of sod and other agricultural commodities. Irrigation duties will include the following: connect pipes; check alignment of pipe and adjust for proper water distribution; attach lines to water supply; turn on pump; turn valves to start flow of water; disassemble lines and carry pipes across fields at specified intervals; move pipes through freshly irrigated crops and/or plowed fields where mud may be deep at times; lift and carry pipe sections weighing approximately 40 pounds on a sustained basis. Pivots: operate, maintain, and repair system. Other Irrigation Duties: repair/maintain underground irrigation system; dig/clear/maintain ditches; remove pipes/wheel lines from storage and lay out/place in predetermined patterns in fields; lubricate, adjust, repair, and replace parts such as sprinkler heads and drive chains using hand tools; observe revolving sprinklers and adjust to ensure proper operation and uniform distribution of water; disassemble, service, and store pipes/mainlines/wheel lines after irrigation season.
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:
No
Special Requirements:
Applicants must have 20 days experience with farm and irrigation work and provide the contact information of at least one reference who can verify experience and performance. Failure to abide by written company policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination. Individuals with allergies to grasses, ragweed, goldenrod, etc. may be adversely affected when performing job duties.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Woerner Agribusiness, LLC
Location:
Foley, AL 36535
Telephone Number:
+12519233805

Worksite

Address:
9044 Norris Lane, Foley, AL 36535

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22322-596665
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
The highest applicable wage will be paid at the time the work is performed, for every hour or portion thereof worked during a work contract period, including any higher or lower adjustments published by the Department of Labor.
Date Posted:
11/22/2022

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