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
Load and unload crops or containers of materials, manually or using conveyors, handtrucks,
forklifts, or transfer augers. Observe and listen to machinery operation to detect equipment
malfunctions. Manipulate controls to set, activate, and adjust mechanisms on machinery.
Operate or tend equipment used in agricultural production, such as tractors, combines, and
balers. Adjust, repair, and service farm machinery and notify supervisors when machinery
malfunctions. Attach farm implements such as plows, discs, sprayers, or harvesters to tractors,
using bolts and hand tools. Direct and monitor the activities of work crews engaged in
harvesting activities. Weigh crop-filled containers, and record weights and other identifying
information. Drive trucks to haul bales of hay from farm to barn. Drive and operate farm
machinery to harvest and store crops. Tow harvesting equipment. Drive and operate
self-propelled combine. Use GPS auto-steer systems. Employers will provide handheld radios free of charge in each vehicle
the workers will use for the entire duration of the contract period. These radios can contact supervisors or emergency services.
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:
Minimum of 3 months of experience is required. Must be able to obtain a CDL within 30 days of
hire. Lift and carry items weighing up to 60 pounds. The worker will be exposed to extreme
temperatures. Extensive sitting is required.