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Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery and Greenhouse

Las Princesas Corporation

Exmore, VA

$14.91 per hour

INACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+12523755876
Email address to Apply:
marthazeferino@hotmail.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
24
Job Duties:
Workers will perform assign duties as instructed by their supervisor. PLANTING: Workers will work on a conveyor belt to fill empty growing containers with soil mix. Workers will then set these containers down by hand on growing block (depending on container size workers may carry as many as four containers in each hand). Workers will use a drill to create a hole in the center of each can of soil, and fill each drilled hole with a plant liner, covering the hole firmly. TRIMMING: Workers will use either hand shears or machine shears to shear the top and/or sides of the plants on a particular block location. Shearing specifications will vary by plant variety and supervisor/foreman will instruct worker of each variety needs. SPACING: Using a spacing rack, workers will position container plants in a grid pattern, carrying container plants from an adjacent location on the block or using a cart or trailer to transport. PROPAGATION: Workers will take cuttings from existing plants and bundle with like cuttings until targeted quantities are achieved. Workers will then stick cuttings into trays of soil or sand beds by hand. HAND WEEDING: Workers will walk through assigned rows pulling the weeds around the plants. PULLING/LOADING: Workers will harvest container plants by loading noted varieties on trailers. Workers are responsible for ensuring correct variety and size according to pull tags and also those plants pulled are uniform in regard to height, width, etc. Workers will load harvested plants onto racks for the purpose of distribution. Plants may weigh (50 Lbs). General Maintenance: Workers may be required to fertilize and apply pesticides. Proper training will be provided to the worker ensuring safety procedures are followed. They may also perform miscellaneous clean-up work on work site property, on structures utilized in the work site operation. Such clean-up activities include the painting of trees; removal of debris and vines; irrigation repair. The worker in order to perform this kind of work must be able to work outside for at least 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in a possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance, working quickly and skillfully with their hands repeatedly. Workers that qualify may be required to operate Agriculture Machinery or Equipment. Employees may volunteer to work additional hours when work is available. Workers should expect occasional periods of little or no work because of weather, crop or other conditions beyond the employer’s control. These periods can occur any time throughout the season. If workers request a leave of absence during the contract period, the hours will be deducted from the hours offered under the ETA 790A for the purposes of calculating the three-quarter guarantee. A copy of the work contract or a copy of the ETA 790 in lieu of a work contract, and any modifications, will be provided to the H-2A worker no later than the time at which the worker applies for the Visa, or to a worker in corresponding employment, no later than on the day work commences. For an H-2A worker going from an H-2A employer to a subsequent H-2A employer, a copy of the contract will be provided no later than the time an offer of employment is made by the subsequent H-2A employer.
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:
This type of work, involves working conditions that require tremendous stamina, a high level of physical activity in cold or extremely hot conditions in direct sunlight and in adverse weather such as rain. The work requires a high level of physical conditioning. Due to the type of work involved, there is a Probationary Period of five (5) days beginning with the first day of employment, to show possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance to perform this type of work.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Las Princesas Corporation
Location:
Washington, NC 27889
Telephone Number:
+12523755876

Worksite

Address:
4517 Bayside Road, Exmore, VA 23350

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23004-680224
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
2/2/2023

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