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

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Farm/irrigation/livestock Worker

Double Fork, LLC

Stevensville, MT

$14.68 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
H-2AJobs@snakeriverfarmers.org
Web address to Apply:
https://montanaworks.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
1
Job Duties:
Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of hay, wheat, grain, and cattle. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to Irrigation. General Farm Work will include the following responsibilities: 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; replace/repair and paint fencing; perform general clean-up of farm areas; operate weed trimmer and shovel/scythe to cut weeds or dig up tap root and put into garbage bags to dispose of weeds; drive, load/unload trucks; operate motor bike or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties; use ATV to travel to sites; carry 40 to 50 pound bags of weeds from sites to the ATV and bring/haul bags to a dump truck; planting and screening trees; maintain corrals and farm structures, operate farm equipment to harvest crops, operate equipment for cleaning and maintaining farm ground. Irrigation duties will include the following: Hand lines: 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. Wheel lines: start gasoline engines and operate controls to move lines across fields at specified intervals. Other Irrigation Duties: 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; perform minor maintenance on irrigation systems and wheel line movers. To meet minimum acceptable performance standards when irrigating, the worker must, after a 10-day conditioning period, move an average of at least 48 40-foot sections of 3-inch pipe or 44 40-foot sections of 4-inch pipe per hour under normal working conditions. Duties related to the production of livestock will include the following: check physical characteristics, observe general condition of livestock and apply the appropriate care; apply or administer medications, vaccines, and/or insecticides; drive equipment to haul/distribute feed/water; herd livestock.
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/irrigation work and provide the contact information of at least one reference who can verify experience and performance. Applicants hired must be able to obtain a valid drivers license as driving on public roads may be required. To meet minimum acceptable performance standards when irrigating, the worker must, after a 10-day conditioning period, move an average of at least 48 40-foot sections of 3-inch pipe or 44 40-foot sections of 4-inch pipe per hour under normal working conditions.
Number of Hours Per Week:
48
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
5:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Double Fork, LLC
Location:
Stevensville, MT 59870
Telephone Number:
+14066423315

Worksite

Address:
2441 Eastside Highway, Stevensville, MT 59870

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22327-604358
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:
12/15/2022

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