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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworker: Diversified

B Chastain Farms

Marvell, AR

$12.45 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18709954140
Web address to Apply:
https://seasonaljobs.dol.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
42
Job Duties:
Crops: Sweet Potatoes, Cotton, Corn, Milo, Beans, and Watermelon. Worker must possess the physical strength and endurance (ability to continue or last) to repeat the harvest process though out the workday, working quickly and skillfully to perform activities assigned during that activity. Workers must work at a sustained (continuing for an extended period of time without interruption), vigorous pace (quick and steady) and make bona fide efforts (made in earnest intent) to work efficiently (performing or functions in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort) and consistently (same way for a long time) that are reasonable under the climatic and other working conditions, Workers may not leave trash, or other discarded items in work areas or vehicles but must dispose of such items in provided receptacles. Workers must wash hands with soap and water after all bathroom and meal breaks. Allergies to varieties of ragweed, goldenrod, insecticides, related agricultural chemicals, etc., may affect worker’s ability to perform the work described herein. Cotton, Corn, and Soybeans: Workers will perform a variety of manual tasks appropriate for grain crops being planted cultivated and harvested. Workers will help in preparing the land for planting. This may include attaching farm implements such as a plow, disc, and drill to tractor. May drive a tractor in field to till soil in preparation of planting. Worker may apply various types of fertilizer to the soil and plants. These bags can weigh 75 lbs. Workers may cultivate and thin crops using a hoe. Workers will remove undesirable and excess growth, such as tassel, suckers, and weeds by hand. Carries supplies such as bags and bailing wires to the fields. Clears irrigation ditches, using shovel. Workers may husk and shell corn. Loads and unloads trucks, unloads grain onto conveyors to storage bins or elevators. Cleans and lubricates farm machines. Workers will work in all duties involved in planting, growing and harvest sweep potatoes. Workers will plant, cultivate and harvest sweet potatoes. Workers will cut planting slips, and place in container according to instructions. Workers will use care when working with potato knife. Workers will walk along row that have been previously plowed. Workers will drip potato slips into ground and cover back up with dirt. Workers will remove weeds manual either by hand or with a hoe. Workers will stoop, bend and kneel to pick up sweet potatoes using hands and fingers to dig out exposed potatoes. Workers may grade in the field separating #1’s and #2’s into separate 5/8 field hampers. Canners, when harvested will be placed into a separate bin. Damaged and diseased potatoes will not be harvested. Full hampers weighting up to 35 lbs. will be carried to ruck row to be loaded into truck or trailer. Workers will be required to stay on their assigned row. Workers may also be required to wash the sweet potatoes and get the ready for sale. Packing House: Workers will perform various duties associated with packing employer’s products. This includes grading, sorting and packaging sweet potatoes. Workers will flow standard work methods and practice safe work habits to ensure production is as efficient and safe as possible. Workers must follow all standard food safety methods and practices to ensure product is handled in clean and safe manner. Workers must remove sprouts and/or strings from sweet potatoes as they move along the line. Workers will sort potatoes according to customers’ specifications by removing rotten, and damaged and out of specification sweet potatoes from pack line. Workers will fold and stack cardboard and/or reusable plastic containers. All production workers are expected to be available to work in all areas of production.
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:
Must have three months experience working as a farm worker. Applicants must be able to furnish affirmative job references from recent employers. Must be physically able to meet and perform all job specifications stated in job order. Must be able to work in the hot humid weather for extended periods of time. Workers may be subject to random drug testing at no cost to the employee. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:
55
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
B Chastain Farms
Location:
Poplar Grove, AR 72374
Telephone Number:
+18709951007

Worksite

Address:
201 Old Hwy 1, Marvell , AR 72366

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22325-598425
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
12/7/2022

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