- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Pull weeds/chop: Workers will walk along rows as specified by employer and remove weeds and grass from fields by hand or using a hoe. Cultivate and harvest corn, cotton, peanuts, sweet potato, pickling cukes, bell pepper, melons and flue-cured tobacco. Load and unload corn, cotton, peanuts, sweet potato, pickling cukes, bell pepper, melons and flue-cured tobacco. Grade, sort, and pack sweet potatoes grown on the farm. May make boxes. May operate forklift or pallet jack. May operate and perform minor maintenance on farm vehicles or equipment. May perform sanitation duties. Though not a hiring requirement, if a worker drives a company vehicle during the period of employment then at the time of operating the company vehicle the driver must possess a valid driver’s license issued by a U.S. state or foreign equivalent and operate the company vehicle in accordance with the license restrictions and vehicle classifications applicable to that license. Prolonged walking, standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Failure to comply with the request or testing positive may result in immediate termination. All testing will occur post-hire and is not a part of the interview process. Negative result may be required post-hire and before commencing work. Must be able to lift 75 lbs. to shoulder height repetitively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 75 lbs. in field. Must not hinder another worker’s productivity. Use of personal cell phone or other personal electronic device during working hours strictly prohibited except for work-related calls or emergencies and violation may result in immediate termination. Must commit to entire anticipated period of employment. Requires one month verifiable prior farmworker experience in the crop activities listed.
Greenhouse Seeding: Workers will fill trays with soil and feed full trays thru seeder. Workers will then transport seeded trays to greenhouse structure and place into float bed in an orderly manner in accordance with supervisors' instructions. Extra care must be taken not to disturb, disrupt or spill the planted seeds from the styrofoam tray cells during transport from seeder to floatbed. Tobacco seeds are extremely susceptible to disease. Therefore, each employee must exercise care and remain vigilant to ensure that their hands, clothes, and shoes are kept clean before entering the greenhouse. Greenhouse workers may be required to cleanse hands by washing in milk before handling tobacco seedlings. Workers will also work in and around greenhouses after germination doing general maintenance, clipping, fertilizing and monitoring according to supervisors' instructions.
Pickling Cucumbers: Move along row, stoop and bend to pick all cucumbers ¼ inch in diameter and larger. Discard all jumbo cucumbers (over two inches in diameter) in the row middle and place remaining cucumbers in a 5/8 bushel bucket. Carry full buckets to a nearby truck for dumping, receive ticket or token in emptied bucket and return to assigned row to continue task. Workers must “clean the vines” (pick all cucumbers of marketable size) and larger as specified by employer. Workers will be required to stay on their assigned row. Worker must be careful to avoid damaging vines, blooms and smaller cucumbers. May be required to block and thin cucumbers and perform general cultivation work and move tractors or trucks on the farm incidental to picking. It is extremely important that the workers remove and discard all cucumbers over two inches in diameter from the vine. Workers may be required to perform other duties as required by employer. Hand harvesting pickling cucumbers will be paid on a piece rate.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse