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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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers and Laborers

Battle Fish North

Tunica, MS

$12.45 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+16623633674
Email address to Apply:
jonie@prideofthepond.com
Web address to Apply:
https://www.mdes.ms.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
17
Job Duties:
The workers will assist the sein/hauling supervisor with catfish harvesting. Must be able to assist with fish hatchery operations. Position primarily involves relatively skilled, hands-on farm work required for the commercial production of live catfish for sale to other producers/farms or to processors throughout all assigned job tasks. Operate boats and/or tractors on or near fishponds to position seine nets and sock nets used to capture fish. Operate hydraulic loader crane attachments to move fish from nets to live tanks on board a tractor-trailer truck. Guide movement of fish from crane scoop attachment to live tanks, positioning the scoop and releasing fish from the scoop into live tanks. Sample, count, and weigh fish. Monitor and observe fish characteristics such as length, weight, behavior, growth, survival, and or signs of parasites, diseases or pathogens, while performing other job duties. Monitor and maintain pond water oxygen levels and pond water quality levels including the performance of standard water quality tests. Support aquaculture fish rearing activities including feeding fish, making determinations about the amount of feed and type of feed and which ponds to feed. Moving fish from pond to pond on the farm. Pond repair and maintenance. Receive ingredients for feed, mix and prepare feed for fish. Seine, determine size in pounds per thousand, load, transport, and unload fingerlings into ponds, feed fingerlings, monitor and maintain water quality and fingerling health, protect fingerlings from predatory birds. Seine, load, transport, and unload fish for further processing. Requires workers to operate and maintain trucks, pickups, boom trucks, fish feeders, tractors. Use oxygen meters, aerators, aerator control panels, cell phones, oxygen buoys, seine reels, seines, live cars, boats with outboard motors, pumps. Repair roads and levees, cut grass, spray weeds, pick up trash and debris and establish and maintain drainage systems. Requires workers to operate and maintain trucks, pickups, tractors, scrapers, box blades, mowers and other farm equipment. Workers will use a wide variety of tools including, but not limited to seins, holding nets, rebar stakes, small tractors, shovels, welders, bulldozers, excavators, hand tools, forklifts, oxygen checkers, mowers, catfish loaders, wadders, gloves, feeders, boats, ATV’s, and bird deterrent equipment. Additional work will include cleaning work areas and sheds, removing debris from farm area, bird control, etc. General fish farm labor. Qualified workers may drive the company’s vehicles to transport workers to worksite and grocery store. Raises and bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker, at the employer’s discretions, based on individual factors including but not limited to, performance, experience, number of hours worked in the season, number of seasons worked with the company, adherence to work rules and ability to follow supervisor instructions. OFLC Administrator publishes new AEWR rates yearly and we reserve the right to adjust our job order to the new published rate regardless of rate increases or decreases. Raises and bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker, at the employer’s discretion, based on individual factors including but not limited to, performance, experience, number of hours worked in the season, number of seasons worked with the company, adherence to work rules and ability to follow supervisor’s instructions.
Job Classification:
45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

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:
Applicants must be 18 years or older. Employer may conduct Background Checks to all new applicants at the Owners expense. 3 months experience in Catfish Harvesting. The hours of work will vary due to weather conditions. All tools, supplies and equipment will be provided at no cost to the worker. The job is outdoors, hot and cold temperatures. While harvesting catfish, workers will be working in 4 4 feet of water. Workers will be exposed to varying water temperatures which can range. Exposure to water temperatures can be below 50 degrees F or lower during the early months to 69 to 78 degrees F or higher in later months. Most of the workday is spent in aquacultural settings and involves exposure to sun, wind, rain, soil, mud, dust, heat, cold, humid and other natural elements. Workers may stand in one place for long periods of time and must be able to climb, stand, sit, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, bend (from the waist)., push, pull, reach and lift up to 60 pounds while perf
Number of Hours Per Week:
70
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Battle Fish North
Location:
Tunica, MS 38676
Telephone Number:
+16623633674

Worksite

Address:
5255 Highway 4, Tunica, MS 38676

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22333-610499
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Employer may offer payment through check or direct deposit cas card. When multiple options are given the employee can choose how to receive wages.
Date Posted:
12/13/2022

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