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Farm Worker

Lewis M. Bailey IV Farms Inc.

Bruce, MS

$13.67 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+16629832400
Web address to Apply:
www.brucesweetpotato.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
42
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: sweet potatoes. Workers will work all duties involved in planting, growing and harvesting sweet potatoes. Workers will plant, cultivate and harvest sweet potatoes. Workers will cut planting slips and place in container according to instructions; ride transplanter and plant sweet potato plants; load/repair planting boxes. Workers will use care when working with potato knife. Workers will walk along row that has been previously plowed. Workers will drop potato slips into ground and cover back up with dirt. Workers will remove weeds manually either by hand or with a hoe. Workers will cut and groom potato plants. Workers will stoop, bend and kneel to pick up sweet potatoes using hands and fingers to dig out unexposed potatoes. Workers may grade in the field separating #1's and #2's into separate 5/8 field hampers. Canners, when harvested, will be placed into a separate bin. Damaged or diseased potatoes will not be harvested. Full hampers weighing up to 35 lbs. will be carried to truck row to be loaded onto truck or trailer. Workers will be required to stay on their assigned row. Workers may also be required to wash the sweet potatoes and get them ready for sale. Workers may be required to operate tractors, trucks and other farm equipment during field operations. Workers will be instructed in safety and operation of the tractors, trucks and other equipment before operating on the farm. Tractors and trucks, driven on the farm, should be driven in a manner to protect operator, other workers, products, trees, crops and equipment. Repeated failure to obey safety requirements and operating instructions may result in termination. In addition, workers may be required to perform variable tasks relating to crop production such as the following: irrigation, ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, weeding, cleaning and repairing farm buildings, seed beds, racks, grounds and other tasks related to general farming, all done on the farm. Work is to be done for long periods of time. Workers will assist in loading trucks with product weighing up to and including 75 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet for long periods of time. Workers should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals, etc. may affect workers' ability to perform the job. Workers are exposed to wet weather early in the morning through the heat of the day, working in fields. Temperatures may range from 10 to 100 F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Persons seeking employment as experienced farm worker must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a worker's Sabbath or federal holidays. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start time. Workers will have an unpaid lunch break.
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

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
This job requires a minimum of three months of prior experience working on a vegetable crop farm handling both manual and machine tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Saturday work required. Must be able lift/carry 75 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required after a worker has an accident at work.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Lewis M. Bailey IV Farms Inc.
Location:
Bruce, MS 38915
Telephone Number:
+16629832400

Worksite

Address:
124 Jimmy Beckley Dr., Bruce, MS 38915

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23336-539842
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Harvesting sweet potatoes, Harvesting sweet potatoes: $0.45 per 3 gallon bucket. The estimated hourly wage rate equivalent for this piece rate is $14.00 based on workers filling 31 3 gallon buckets/hr on average. Guaranteed AEWR is $13.67 hour.
Date Posted:
12/15/2023

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