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
We farm 2300 acres of corn, cotton, and peanuts. We need seasonal employees to assist with all aspects of growing these crops including planting, spreading, spraying, and harvesting and hauling. We begin the year with servicing all the equipment and collecting soil samples. Once we receive the soil sample reports back, we begin to spread fertilizer and lime while prepping the land for planting. During early spring, we plant corn, cotton, and peanuts while maintaining the irrigation systems. During the summer, we continue to spray chemicals, spread fertilizer on the crops, and mow and maintain field roads. In August, we harvest corn where we have a facility capable of drying and storing our own grain. In early September, we clean and store all corn harvest equipment before starting cotton and peanut harvest. In mid- to late September, we get all the cotton and peanut equipment checked over and ready for harvest. The remaining part of the year will be spent harvesting cotton and peanuts. Once that is complete, the equipment used is then cleaned and stored. Employees will need to complete routine repairs and maintenance on equipment. During the winter months at beginning and end of contract there will be improvements made to shelters, Grain storage, Irrigation systems and pumps, and roads around the farm. On an occasional basis assistance with land clearing for cultivation. Employer may provide pay increases for performance, longevity and/or experience at employer’s discretion. Employer may provide performance bonuses at the end of the contract at the employer’s discretion.
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 extensive sitting, repetitive movements, and exposure to extreme outdoor temperatures. Employer will conduct post-hire/random drug tests at no cost to the employee to enforce a drug free workplace policy. Failing a drug test will result in termination. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Job requires a regular drivers license and 3 months experience.