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Farm Workers

B & A Cane, Inc.

Bunkie, LA

$13.67 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
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Job Duties:
Workers will plant, cultivate and harvest sugarcane, soybeans, wheat, rice and milo. Operate and maintain farm vehicle, tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, self-propelled machinery, combines and equipment to plant, cultivate and harvest crops. Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety and emergency equipment is in good working order. Operate and control sugarcane combine. Use hand tools such as shovels, trowel, hoes, tampers and knives. Transplant and weed crops. Till soil and apply fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides. Load and unload harvested products. Participate in irrigation activities, such as set up and operate irrigation equipment. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Walk rice, soybean and crawfish fields to check on and maintain adequate water supply to crops from wells. Use shovels for end of season draining of fields. Maintain levees. Drain excess water from field, open drainage overfill pipes and walk each field to check for standing water. Check wells each day and service wells. Put down and retrieve levee gates for irrigation of crops. Assist with cleaning equipment using steam cleaner or high dump pits. Excess grain must be removed from bin, walls, roof, floors and auger with blowers, brooms and shovels. Workers must move the auger from bin to bin and clean the auger. Climb steps and ladders on the grain bins. Workers must level the contents of grain bins with a shovel. Properly load seed onto hopper. Receive rice crop for drying and storage at grain drying facility. Load field wagons with sugarcane stalk segements. Walk behind field wagon in groups and remove pre-cut sugarcane stalks from supply trailer and manually place and straighten predetermined numbers of sugarcane stalks into an open furrow at specific intervals/overlaps. Follow harvester on foot through the field picking up dropped cane. Perform general farm maintenance including weed and grass control. Inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress. As a minor activity, harvest crawfish. Workers who have a valid driver's license and doctor's certificate may drive transportation vehicles to transport workers and may be offered additional hours. 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 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.
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

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Special Requirements:
Three months verifiable experience operating sugarcane equipment required. Workers will walk, sit, bend, reach and pull for prolonged periods of time; lift and carry up to 50 lbs.; climb 25 ft. ladders on the side of grain bins; and work in inclement weather conditions including extreme heat, cold and/or rain. Hazardous occupation. Must be 18 or older.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
B & A Cane, Inc.
Bunkie, LA 71322
Telephone Number:


985 Hwy 29, Bunkie, LA 71322

Job Order Details

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