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Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery and Greenhouse

J & P Harvest, Inc.

Oxford, WI

$17.34 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Job Duties:
Workers will perform assign duties as instructed by their supervisor. Rogueing: the worker will walk down the aisles between the plants in the corn fields, removing the corn plants that are from a different species leaving the field ready for detasseling. Corn detasseling: the worker will walk down the aisles between the plants in the corn fields, removing the spikes that are left after the detasseling machine passes through. Workers will remove the spikes and drop them on the ground. Seed Corn Sorting: After the machine harvests the seed corn from the fields, the corn cobs will be put on a conveyor belt so the workers can sort the corn cubs by size and class. Sweet Potatoes Plantation: Workers will select large sweet potato plant from the beds; they will cut the plant and place into a basket. Once the basket is full and tight the process will be done again. The worker must be able to complete three baskets every hour. Workers will then plant sweet potato by machine and by hand. When planting by machine the worker will repeatedly set a plant on the butterfly device that holds the plant. The plant end must stick out of the butterfly device at least 2-3 inches in order to be planted correctly. When done by hand the worker will walk down the field make a 3 inch hole in the ground, place the plant in the hole, and cover the hole firmly, and space each hole about 10 inches apart repeatedly throughout the daily shift. Sorting potatoes: Potatoes will be harvested by machine and put in a conveyor belt; workers will stand by the conveyor belt and sort the potatoes by size and quality at the same time workers will need to remove debris. Planting of fruits and vegetables: A tractor will go over the fields making holes for the plants, workers will grab a tray of plants from the truck, walking down the rows the worker will put one plants per hole, when finish with the tray, the worker will walk back to the truck and grab another tray of plants, repeating the process through the work day. Harvesting of Fruit and Vegetables: Once at the picking location, doing a row at a time, workers will move down the rows plucking the crop from the plants and putting them in a container. Once the container is full the worker will take the container to the truck and dump the content. The worker will go back to his picking area and fill his container up again, repeating the process through the work day. Pumpkin Harvesting: the worker will walk down the pumpkin field rows where the pumpkin will be harvested. The worker will first cut the vine off the pumpkin with a small knife. The worker will bend over harvesting the pumpkin which can vary in weight from 20lbs to 60lbs from the ground and tossing the pumpkin to the worker next to him and this worker will toss the pumpkin to the next worker and so on, until the pumpkin is then tossed to the person inside the bus who will place the pumpkin on the floor. Packing: When the bus is full, it will be taken to the packing house where the workers will unload the pumpkins and put it in a conveyer belt that will transport the pumpkins into the packing house where it will be separated by size, labeled and packed. Note: The Packing houses are located inside the Farms and at least 50% of the product processed belongs to the Fixed Site Employer. Christmas Trees: Workers will perform heavy manual labor including but not limited to planting, cultivating, pruning, applying herbicides and insecticides, and fertilizing Christmas trees. Cut, bale and stack fresh-cut Christmas trees by hand. Load fresh-cut Christmas trees by hand. Workers will make wreaths and garland/roping from cut greenery produced on the farm. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Must be able to lift and carry 100 lbs. repetitively throughout the workday.
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:
This type of work, involves working conditions that require tremendous stamina, a high level of physical activity in cold or extremely hot conditions in direct sunlight and in adverse weather such as rain. The work requires a high level of physical conditioning. Due to the type of work involved, there is a Probationary Period of five (5) days beginning with the first day of employment, to show possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance to perform this type of work.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
J & P Harvest, Inc.
Adams, WI 53910
Telephone Number:


2685 5th Ave, Oxford, WI 53952

Job Order Details

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