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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworker; Diversified

Hispanic Women Farmers

Vale, NC

$14.16 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18034482048
Web address to Apply:
https://seasonaljobs.dol.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
35
Job Duties:
Tomatoes, Peppers, Pickles, Squash, Green Beans and Cucumbers: Workers will plant cultivate and harvest vegetables. Workers will be required to remove weeds by hand or with a hoe. Workers will also work in plant nursery. Workers will bend and stoop to pick vegetables according to size, color, shape and degree of maturity and place into field containers. Workers may carry full container weighing approximately fifty (50) lbs. and empty into field bin or load onto trailer. May be required to pull and discard culls as directed by supervisor. Pickers will take care not to bruise or scar produce. Pre-harvest activities for tomatoes may include staking, tying, transplanting and pruning. Workers will stand on feet for long periods of time. Workers are required to work in fields when plants are wet with dew or rain. Temperatures in fields during working hours can range from forty (40) to over one hundred (100) degrees. Handheld tools: workers will use a variety of hand held tools such as knives, hoes, shovels, and other equipment that may cause injuries. Workers are required to take care and use good agricultural practices to ensure their safety and the safety of fellow workers. Workers are not to engage in horseplay at any time. Crop Maintenance and Cultivation: Weed removal from crop rows, tightening stakes loosened by wind and water runoff. Helping to drain areas of the field with shovels, cutting the ridged areas of the rows covered in black plastic to allow the pooled water to drain. Workers are expected to begin work early in the mornings except with picking tomatoes. If it is necessary for workers to work in the rain, the employer will provide works, without cost to them, appropriate rain gear. Workers should not have allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, pesticide sprays residues or related chemicals. Packing Operation Workers will grade, sort and pack harvested vegetables. This may be done in the field or in the warehouse. Workers will run product through sorting belt, pack, and prepare the vegetables for shipment. Workers will load and unload product. Farm, and Field Sanitation: All workers will be responsible for picking up trash, picking up plastic mulch at season end, removing stakes and twine, remove debris, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping, and mopping floors and other farm and warehouse sanitation duties. Workers will pressure wash walls, cooler and other areas as needed. Farm Equipment Operation During Field Operations: Workers may be required to operate tractors and other farm equipment during field operations as an incidental activity in the production of crops. Before any worker is required to operate any farm equipment, the worker will be instructed in the proper and safe operation of tractor. Workers will be required to operate tractors according to instructions and in a manner that protects the operator, other workers, trees, crops, and equipment. Repeated failure to obey operating and safety instructions may result in termination. This employer may grow one or more other crops. Farmers frequently decide whether to plant these crops and what additional crops they will plant after this application is submitted. Information on crops planted after submission of this application will be disclosed in writing to the U.S. Department of Labor for approval as soon as it is known. Farm, and Field Sanitation: All workers will be responsible for picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping floors and other farm, field, and shed sanitation duties. General Maintenance: Workers will be responsible for performing general maintenance around the warehouse. During certain duties, workers may be required to work in teams to accomplish a certain task. When engage in teamwork activities workers must coordinate with other members of the team to accomplish the task.
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:
1
Special Requirements:
All applicants must have at least 1 months experience hand harvesting a perishable crop. 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 are subject to random drug testing post-hire at no cost to the employee. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Hispanic Women Farmers
Location:
Hickory, NC 28601
Telephone Number:
+18287347187

Worksite

Address:
8389 Cooksville Rd, Vale, NC 28168

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22326-602656
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
12/12/2022

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