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Farm Worker

Blue Moon Acres Inc

Pennington, NJ

$16.55 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+12157943093
Email address to Apply:
alyonsputman@bluemoonacres.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
13
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: Organic crops including but not limited to: vegetables, micro greens, edible/cut flowers, ginger, herbs. Jobs offered are working on a diversified organic crop farm performing both manual and mechanized tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities. Workers must be able to perform manual and mechanized tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Prepare fields/soil for planting. Remove cull stock, debris, tree stumps, brush, ferns, vines and other growth from planting area using tractor or hand tools. Plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables using hand tools including, but not limited to: shovels, hoes, hand snips and knives. Plant roots, seeds and bulbs. Spread plastic or other groundcovering. Clean plastic by hand from ground upon removal. Till soil. Weed and thin plants. Transplant plants by hand or using mechanical transplanter. Stake/tie plants, trellis/prune plants, and set poles and wires for vine plants. Pick, cut, lift, or pull crops by hand or using harvesting machine. Tie vegetables in bunches. Grade, size and field pack product. Take care to prevent damaging produce and plants. Apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other crop protectants. Mix and apply fertilizers, plant growth chemicals, conditioners, and other plant related treatments at the correct times depending on plant type, growth, climate and crop conditions. Cultivate, sort, pack potatoes. Weed fields by hand or with a hoe. Sort potatoes on conveyor belt, removing the damaged potatoes and foreign materials by hand. Maintain clean working environment, shoveling dirt and other debris from work area. Perform manual and machine tasks associated with grain and hay crops production, including but not limited to: disking; aerating; seeding (using mechanical drills and seeders); and stacking hay. Plant, maintain, harvest, husk and pack rice. Plant rice transplants by hand or using transplanter. Harvest with rice harvester into drying bins; husk using rice husker and pack into bags. Plant, cultivate and maintain nursery plants. Pot seedlings. Attach hangers to baskets and hang throughout seasonal holding houses. Must understand nursery quality control standards and have working knowledge of production procedures. Must harvest crops according to specific standards. Plant, cultivate, harvest, and pack cut flowers. Work in fields and greenhouses. Move harvested flowers to barn and greenhouse and place flowers into cooler. Pull cut flowers out of cooler, bundle, wrap, and re-pack. Lay fabric. Pull up and put away drip line after harvest. All crops: record harvest location and weight on clipboard. Move harvested crops into coolers or storage. Work on production line. Wash, grade, size, sort, and pack product. Bunch/bundle product pursuant to supervisor instructions. Fill bins/trays and other containers with product, level bins, and prepare product for shipment to market or storage. Perform quality control on inbound/outbound loads. Follow quality control standards and production procedures. Handle product carefully to prevent damage. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Palletize and stack boxes/containers. Use power equipment including, but not limited, to: fork lifts, conveyor belts, and cooling equipment/refrigeration units. Operate equipment safely, with or without direction. Assist with regular maintenance on equipment. Clean/sanitize work station and equipment. Clean/organize seed/harvest tools/storage areas. Conduct inventory counts. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. Bending, stooping and kneeling required. Use hand tools including but not limited to hoes, shovels, shears, clippers, loppers, and saws. Clear debris from field and clean/maintain farm buildings, structures, equipment, and work areas. Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs. Repair fences.
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:
No
Special Requirements:
Jobs offered are working on a diversified organic crop farm performing both manual and mechanized tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities. Must be able to lift/carry 50 lbs.
Number of Hours Per Week:
45
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Blue Moon Acres Inc
Location:
Buckingham, PA 18912
Telephone Number:
+12157943093

Worksite

Address:
11 Willow Creek Dr., Pennington, NJ 08534

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23338-540202
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
12/8/2023

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