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Agricultural Equipment Operators

Cajun Cane Farms, LLC

New Iberia, LA

$13.67 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+13373653642
Email address to Apply:
melanie@cajunsugar.net

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
22
Job Duties:
Workers will prepare land, plant, cultivate, and harvest sugarcane by hand or machine, including operation of sugarcane harvester to cut/remove leaves from crop. Load field wagons with sugarcane stalk segments. Follow harvester on foot through the field and loading and unloading sites picking up dropped cane; haul sugarcane; repair, maintain farm equipment; continued maintenance of farmland/farm equipment. Use hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, and knives. Till soil. Perform manual labor to assist in loading and unloading of harvested sugarcane. Use shovels for end of season draining of fields. Drain excess water from field. Clean equipment using steam cleaner/high pressure water hose. Perform general farm maintenance. 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 attests that it has sent (or will promptly send) original surety bond to CNPC. 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 an unpaid 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. Non-U.S. workers may be displaced as a result of one or more U.S. workers becoming available for the job during the employer's recruitment period. Job abandonment will be deemed to occur after five consecutive workdays of unexcused absences. Workers may not report for work under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Possession or use of illegal drugs or alcohol on company premises is prohibited and will be cause for immediate termination. Regardless of whether the employer requires a background check as a condition of employment, the employer may terminate for cause, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, any worker found during the period of employment to have a criminal conviction record or status as a registered sex offender that the employer reasonably believes will endanger the safety or welfare of other workers, company staff, customers, or the public at large.
Job Classification:
45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators

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 experience operating sugarcane combines/harvesters. Workers will walk, sit, stoop, bend, reach and pull for prolonged periods of time; lift and carry up to 50 lbs.; work in inclement weather conditions including extreme heat, cold and/or rain; pass a physical exam. Hazardous occupation. Must be 18 or older. Employer is a drug and alcohol free workplace. Drug testing is conducted post hire at the employers expense and is not part of the interview process. Negative results are required before starting work.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Cajun Cane Farms, LLC
Location:
New Iberia, LA 70563
Telephone Number:
+13373653642

Worksite

Address:
2711 Northside Road, New Iberia, LA 70563

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23018-709698
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
1/31/2023

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