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Watermelon Harvesting

MARIN J. CORP.

LUMBER CITY, GA

$13.67 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18633815538
Email address to Apply:
marincorp2015@outlook.com
Web address to Apply:
https://seasonaljobs.dol.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
48
Job Duties:
The worker will perform job duties as assigned by supervisor. They will vary from time to time depending on crop ripening and weather. The watermelon harvesting is temporary and will last from June to July. Watermelon Packing- The watermelon is transported by bus to the packing shed. Upon its arrival, it is unloaded by a group of workers and placed on a conveyer belt. The group of workers on the conveyer belt are responsible for sorting, labeling, and packing the watermelon in cardboard containers. While the workers are waiting on the next load of watermelons to arrive, they will be responsible for assembling cardboard containers. Field Drivers-The field drivers will drive the buses out to the field where the field workers who are harvesting the watermelon will load the watermelon on to the bus until full. They will then drive the fully loaded bus back to the packing shed where the packing shed workers will unload them onto a belt. The process is then repeated again. All of the watermelon harvesting, packing, and transporting labor is performed on a farm specifically in the worksites listed on the application and itinerary and are all a part of the watermelon farming operation. The field drivers, which are employees of Marin J. Corp. are the ones that drive the buses being used in the field to load the watermelons and take them to the shed for packing. The packing shed workers are employees of Marin J. Corp. The packing shed is located on the farms listed on the harvesting itinerary. The packing of watermelons is considered agriculture labor because the work is being done on a farm and the watermelons are a horticultural commodity that must be packed by grade before leaving the farm for selling purposes at the market. The watermelons are in unmanufactured state at the time of packing and all the watermelons are produced on the farm. Marin J. Corp. is the operator of the farms for the time period requested. Farm Equipment and Vehicle Operation-The workers may need to drive and/or operate various agricultural farm equipment and vehicles to perform the work on the farm such as field trucks, tractors, and forklifts. The workers must use safety and precaution when using agricultural farm equipment and vehicles. All passengers must be seated and practice safety and precaution. The passengers must wait to exit the agricultural farm equipment and vehicles when the driver comes to a complete stop and gets off the vehicle. The workers will keep the agricultural farm equipment and vehicles free of trash. Only properly licensed drivers will be permitted to operate the agricultural farm equipment and vehicles. Workers must take care to operate all equipment safely and follow all safety requirements outlined by the employer. The workers may also need to transport workers to and from work each day from the employer provided housing and serve as a team leader. The worker must be able to work outside for 7 hours a day in all kinds of weather including, but not limited to extreme cold and hot conditions, direct sunlight, and rain. Workers must have the required physical strength and endurance to repeat the process rapidly and skillfully involved in this type of work. Workers will perform prolonged walking, bending, stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying 0-75 lbs. Due to the nature of this type of work, there will be a Probationary Period of six (6) days beginning on the first day of employment for the employee to acclimate to the job specifications listed under the Job Descriptions and Requirements. The worker will be given specific instructions as to how to properly perform the work specified in the Job Description and Requirements Section on the first day of work. Workers who do not perform the work as specified in the Job Description and Requirements section of this petition may be terminated.
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:
The worker must be responsible and consistent on the job. The worker must be able to lift 75 lbs. continuously throughout the day and work in all kinds of weather.
Number of Hours Per Week:
42
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
MARIN J. CORP.
Location:
AVON PARK, FL 33825
Telephone Number:
+18633815538

Worksite

Address:
UNNUMBERED RD., LUMBER CITY, GA 31549

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23100-916293
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Watermelon Field Loaders per bus divided by number of workers. 8 workers per group. 2 buses per hour. Average Hourly Rate per hour per worker is $22.50. Guaranteed rate is $13.67 per hour.
Date Posted:
5/3/2023

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