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Farmworker

Ross Farms, LLC

Watson, AR

$12.45 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
wandrewross@gmail.com
Web address to Apply:
arjoblink.arkansas.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
8
Job Duties:
Plant, cultivate and harvest soybeans, rice, and corn by hand or machine. Till soil, weed fields, prepare land for planting, and load and unload harvested products. Load seed on farm equipment for planting. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Operate farm vehicles and agricultural equipment to plow, harrow, plant, cultivate, and harvest crops. Build and maintain levees, put in spillways, rogue rice fields during flood. Walk fields to check on and maintain adequate water supply to crops. Check rice fields daily for water levels. Drain excess water from fields. Receive rice crop for drying and storage at grain drying facility, dispose of spoiled grain from pit and elevator area and chop grass out of fields. Walk soybean fields to check on and maintain adequate water supply to crops from wells. Rogue soybean and cornfields by walking through fields and removing undesirable off type soybean and corn varieties and weeds by hand or using a hoe, shovel or machete. Remove undesirable and excess growth such as tassels, suckers, and weeds using hand tools or by hand. Unload harvested crop into grain bins. Unload grain bins and load into trucks. Ensure hoppers are filled properly. Level grain in bins using shovel. Participate in irrigation activities, including setting up and operating irrigation equipment, cleaning and maintaining irrigation ditches. Install levy gates, unroll levy gates, roll levy gates, shovel grain onto trucks, drain levy gates, carry irrigation pipe, and dig irrigation ditches. Perform end of season draining of fields with shovels. Clean work areas and maintain grounds. Clean in and around grain bins and grain pits. Mow and weedeat around work spaces and housing areas. Repair, clean, and maintain farm vehicles and agricultural equipment. Provide field preparation and field clean up including burning fields. Workers may transport other workers and may be offered additional hours. Assist with Good Agricultural Practices policies. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason. Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a worker's Sabbath or federal holidays. Workers will have a paid lunch break. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start time. TERMINATION. All workers will be subject to a 2 day introductory period, during which the employer will evaluate workers' performance of required tasks. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker at the conclusion of the 2 day introductory period if the worker's performance fails to satisfy the employer's reasonable expectations, or is otherwise unacceptable. Employer may terminate a worker for lawful job-related reasons, including but not limited to situations in which the worker: (1) Is repeatedly absent or tardy; (2) malingers or otherwise refuses, without cause, to perform the work as directed; (3) commits act(s) of misconduct or repeatedly violates the Work Rules; and/or (4) fails, after completing the 2 day introductory period, to perform work in a competent and skillful manner, consistent with the employer's reasonable expectations.
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:
Three months farmwork experience required. Work outside in extremely hot, cold or wet weather. Perform prolonged walking, sitting, bending, stooping, and repetitive movements. Must be 18 or older.
Number of Hours Per Week:
50
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Ross Farms, LLC
Location:
Watson, AR 71674
Telephone Number:
+18707232020

Worksite

Address:
Ross Farms Shop: 111 Hopmann Lane, Watson, AR 71674

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22336-618957
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
12/22/2022

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