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General Farmworker

Purpera Farms, LLC & Sugarway Farms, LLC. Joint Employers

Plaquemine, LA

$13.67 per hour


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General worker needed for cattle, soybean and sugarcane farming. Work includes operating of farm equipment, operating of tractors, tractor drawn machinery and self propelled machinery used for plow, preparation, till, harrow, apply fertilizer, herbicides and pesticides to crops; plant, cultivate, and harvest of crops. Cut sugarcane with machetes into segments, load wagons with sugarcane stalks. May work in groups to hand plant sugarcane in furrows while walking/following moving wagon. Work also includes field prep, water maintenance, manually plant, cultivate and harvest as required. Field prep includes manual shovel work and hoeing of weeds, spot spray, transplant and general farm labor. Cattle includes manually clean, tear down and erect miles of fence, hauling and feeding hay, assist in calving, clean stalls, water and feed, assist with gates, count heads, and brand. Help repair and maintain barn, bins, buildings, cattle, corrals, equip (all farm, mechanical and vehicle), farm, fences, fields, irrigation, levees, pastures, ponds, properties, roads, ryegrass, shed, shop and water troughs. Clean and load harvested crops, unload trucks, haul to bins, dryer or mill. May deliver to market. Worker must be able to lift/carry 50 lbs. M-F, some Sat/Sun, work in excess of 40 hours may vary. Employees may be compensated above the stated hourly wage, this decision to pay above the prevailing hourly wage will be made by the employer, basing this decision on factors that include the individual recipient's performance and work history. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray and related chemicals and pesticides, etc. may affect workers’ ability to perform the job. Employer may require post hire, random, upon suspicion or post accident drug testing, all at no cost to employee. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment. Job involves stooping, lifting and working outside in inclement weather. Must have 3 mo exp in similar position.
Job Classification:
45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

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7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

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Purpera Farms, LLC & Sugarway Farms, LLC. Joint Employers
Plaquemine, LA 70764
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62500 A Bayou Jacob Road, Plaquemine, LA 70764

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