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
All job duties are closely and directly related to the production of hay and livestock. The larger percentage of the work activities will be related to general farmwork/irrigation/hay production.
Perform any combination of the following tasks required in general farmwork and the production of hay: adjust alignment of pipes ; adjust gates and pipe connections to control water flow; adjust valves to start and/or adjust water flow; adjust, repair, and service farm machinery and notify supervisors when machinery malfunctions; apply medications to cuts and bruises; assemble and place pipe in assigned patterns in fields; assist with irrigating forage; evaluate the condition of the crop/weather and adjust harvesting and post-harvest activity based on evaluation; loading/unloading trucks; maintain/drive/attach and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize, apply chemicals and harvest crops; maintenance of farm structures and farm grounds; operate maintain and repair all components of a sprinkler; operate multiple types of pumps; perform some maintenance and adjustments to implements/tractors/equipment; removal of excess plant growth from farm grounds; remove pipe from fields and place in storage; remove pipe from storage; shovel and pack dirt in low spots or cut trenches to direct water flow; use proper material and methods to repair irrigation equipment
Perform any combination of the following tasks attending to livestock: apply herbicides to noxious, invasive and poisonous plant species on grazing areas; apply medications to cuts and bruises; assist in the maintenance of tools, equipment and handling facilities necessary to production; assist with castration of livestock; assist with sorting and cutting of culls; assist with the vaccination of livestock by herding into corrals and/or stalls or manually restraining animals; attend to pregnant livestock and newborn offspring
(including night checks); brand, tag, clip or otherwise mark young animals for identification purposes; clean and disinfect livestock corrals, pens and handling facilities; deliver feed and supplements to livestock and operate the appropriate equipment required to ensure adequate provision of both; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; feed and water and ensure adequate provision of both; feed supplemental rations to livestock when available forage is not sufficient to increase the plane of nutrition for multiple age groups; guard against predatory animals and from eating poisonous and/or noxious plants; lift and stack bales of hay and sacks of grain and mineral onto a feed truck or wagon; perform preventative maintenance on equipment such as grease and oil checks; repair and/or maintain fence and facilities to ensure the safety and health of animals and forage; spray livestock with insecticide
45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals
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:
Required to: perform tasks capably and efficiently without close supervision, to ride, handle and tend horses in a manner to assure the safety and health of the worker, co-workers, horses, dogs and livestock, to operate equipment and machinery required to perform job duties indicated in a safe and responsible manner, to maintain equipment and machinery to a standard established by the employer, work outdoors in all types of weather and may experience occasional exposure to hazards such as poisonous snakes, biting insects and extreme temperature, work with, build and maintain both set field fence and temporary electric fence.