IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING WAGES FOR TEMPORARY AGRICULTURAL JOBS
The Department of Labor recently announced new minimum wage rates, called Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs), that employers must offer and pay, at the time work is performed, to nonimmigrant H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment beginning on the effective date of the new wage rates. To see the new hourly AEWRs for non-range occupations (effective January 1, 2023) and the national monthly AEWR for herding or production of livestock work on the range (effective January 1, 2023), please visit: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/foreign-labor/wages/adverse-effect-wage-rates
Job duties include the operation of large farm equipment including, but not limited to, tractors with various implements, combines, sprayers, bull dozers, and track hoes to plant, maintain, spray, irrigate, and harvest crops. Non CDL farm trucks will be loaded with agricultural products and driven on the farm and to storage facilities. Job will also require performing irrigation duties; mowing around the farmstead and shop areas; performing maintenance and repairs on farm implements and structures; laying irrigation plastic polyurethane pipe in fields; poking holes in irrigation pipe; operating well motors; monitoring field water levels; working in the farm shop repairing equipment; using hand tools in fields to remove undesired plant varieties and maintain proper field conditions for optimal crop growth; cleaning and servicing equipment; and maintaining organized work areas. There are few typical days and workers may be required to change duties and/or locations often and engage in various general functions. Daily duties may vary depending on crop, weather, and field conditions. The employer reserves the right to increase workers' pay or provide bonuses based on tenure, performance, or other factors that are solely based on the discretion of the employer.
45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators
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.
Months of Experience Required:
Job requires having, or being able to obtain, a driver's license within 30 days of hire. Basic English reading and math skills are required. Job duties will require workers to be outdoors during periods when temperatures may exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Workers may be required to push, pull, sit, walk, stoop, bend over, or perform repetitive movements for extended periods.