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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers & Laborers

Huggins Farms

Nichols, SC

$13.67 per hour

INACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18436154843
Email address to Apply:
cole.huggins@yahoo.com
Web address to Apply:
https://seasonaljobs.dol.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
10
Job Duties:
Prepare soil for planting, plant, transplant, cultivate and harvest pickling cucumbers, banana peppers, and flue-cured tobacco. Load and unload pickling cukes, banana peppers, and flue-cured tobacco. Perform farm, field and shed sanitation duties. Mow grass and operate trimmer around farm buildings. May supervise other workers. May operate and perform minor maintenance on farm vehicles or equipment. May drive farm truck, bus, tractor, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on the farm. May drive bus or van over the road. 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. 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. Prolonged walking, standing, bending, stooping and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. The use or possession or being under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol during working time is prohibited. 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. 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. Requires one month verifiable prior farmworker experience in the crop activities listed. Must commit to work entire contract period. 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. Tobacco: Harvest workers will move into a row of mature tobacco plants. Each row may be as long as 1500 feet. The tobacco plant may be from 4 to 6 feet tall and spaced about 20 inches apart in each row. Starting at the bottom of the plant, the worker will bend over at the waist and pick the bottom two or three leaves from each plant. Staying bent over, the worker will move down the row of mature tobacco repeating the above-process. (The bottom leaves may
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:
1
Special Requirements:
Prolonged walking, standing, bending, stooping and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. The use or possession or being under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol during working time is prohibited. 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 workers 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.
Number of Hours Per Week:
42
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Huggins Farms
Company Name:
Cole Huggins
Location:
Nichols, SC 29581
Telephone Number:
+18436154843

Worksite

Address:
6220 Maplewild Rd, Nichols, SC 29581

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23030-736883
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Per 5/8 bu. bucket pickling cukes hand harvest. Estimated hourly wage rate equivalent is $15 based on average 20 piece rate units per hour. Actual piece rate earnings depend on individual factors. Guaranteed $13.67/hr.
Date Posted:
2/7/2023

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