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 have a 2500-acre organic grain operation producing corn, soybeans, wheat. Our workload starts in the spring with fieldwork including planting, manure application, plowing, discing, cultivation, etc. In the summer work include wheat harvest, baling straw, planting double crop soybeans and irrigating fields. In the fall we harvest our grain and work includes combining, manure application, field tillage and planting wheat. Employees will need to haul harvested grain from fields to storage and market. Employees will need to operate farm equipment including tractors, trucks, combines and other farm equipment. Must have experience with new model tractors and technology knowledge including tractor guidance systems or GPS. Will be required to pick rocks in fields. Haul grain with automatic farm-trucks, this includes shoveling grain, cleaning grain bins and power washing bins and equipment. Will complete farm maintenance including mowing, weed eating and tree trimming. Will be required to complete routine maintenance and repairs on equipment. Job will also require irrigation work including maintenance repair and moving irrigation systems. Must be able to communicate in English and be willing to work long hours during peak periods. Per state regulations, employer is exempt from CDL requirement for farm trucking. No commercial truck driving is required.
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 a regular drivers license and three months experience.