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Farmworker: Diversified 45-2092.00

Evans Farms

Verbena, AL

$13.67 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+12053893079
Email address to Apply:
vernman66@icloud.com
Web address to Apply:
https://seasonaljobs.dol.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
13
Job Duties:
Crops: Strawberries, Peach, Cantaloupes, Nectarines, Beans, Watermelons, Pumpkins, Tomatoes, Squash, Cucumbers, Okra, Peas, peppers, Potatoes, Corn, Cabbage, Onions, Greens, Lettuce, Beets, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Eggplant, Butterbeans, Muscadines, Blueberries, Plums Worker must possess the physical strength and endurance (ability to continue or last) to repeat the harvest process though out the workday, working quickly and skillfully to perform activities assigned during that activity. Workers must work at a sustained (continuing for an extended period of time without interruption), vigorous pace (quick and steady) and make bona fide efforts (made in earnest intent) to work efficiently (performing or functions in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort) and consistently (same way for a long time) that are reasonable under the climatic and other working conditions, Workers may not leave trash, or other discarded items in work areas or vehicles but must dispose of such items in provided receptacles. Workers must wash hands with soap and water after all bathroom and meal breaks. Allergies to varieties of ragweed, goldenrod, insecticides, related agricultural chemicals, etc., may affect worker’s ability to perform the work described herein. Sanitation Requirements: For food and general personal safety purposes, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly critical when hand harvesting crops for human consumption. Employees are required to cleanse their hands by washing them thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom and before entering the fields for harvest activities. Strawberries, Peaches, Watermelons, Cantaloupe and Vegetables: Workers will plant, cultivate, prune, thin and harvest the employers’ crops. Workers will remove weeds by hand or with hoe. Workers will bend and stoop to pick crops 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 may include staking, tying, transplanting and pruning. Workers may be required to train vine plants. Workers may install and remove black plastic from at bedding areas. Workers will be working both outside and in high tunnels, and greenhouses. Farm Equipment Operation: Workers may be required to operate tractors and other farm equipment during daily operations, as an incidental activity. Before any worker is required to operate any farm equipment, workers will be instructed in the safety and operation of the tractor before driving the tractor. Tractors should be driven in a manner to protect operator, other workers, products, trees, crops, and equipment. Repeated failure to obey safety requirements and operating instructions may result in termination. Workers will load and unload trucks.
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:
All applicants must have at least 3 months experience working on a commercial produce farm. Applicants must be able to furnish affirmative job references from recent employers. 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 at no cost to the employee. All drug testing will occur after the worker begins his or her employment and is not a part of the interview process. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:
50
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Evans Farms
Company Name:
Vernon Keith Evans
Location:
Verbena, AL 36091
Telephone Number:
+12053893079

Worksite

Address:
3358 Co Rd 59, Verbena , AL 36091

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23017-708050
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
1/31/2023

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