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Farm Worker

Benton Planting Company

Oak Grove, LA

$13.67 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+13185019701
Email address to Apply:
bentonfarms@zimbracloud.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
3
Job Duties:
Job requires the operation of various tractors and farm equipment to till soil;work ground; prepare and maintain land, and plant, irrigate, fertilize, spray, cultivate, harvest, and transport crops to elevator or storage area. Equipment that workers may be required to operate includes, but is not limited to, tractors with various implements, sprayers, combines, back hoes, mowers,track hoes, ATVs, and side by sides. Non CDL farm trucks will be loaded with agricultural products and driven on the farm and to storage facilities. Job also requires participating in irrigation activities including laying pipe, walking length of irrigation pipe to puncture it at set intervals, setting up and operating irrigation equipment, clearing and maintaining irrigation ditches, operating well motors, operating and maintaining pivots, draining excess water from fields, and monitoring fields to check on and maintain adequate water supply to crops, loading seed into planters, properly mixing chemicals, loading chemicals into sprayers, changing combine cutting heads, rouging fields and using hand tools to remove undesirable plant varieties, trash, and other objects from fields. welding, performing general maintenance, repairs and/or clean up of storage sheds, pivot points, buildings, fences, gates, barns and all farm equipment, ensuring operational areas are organized and well maintained, using hand tools and equipment to repair, clean and maintain farm vehicles, machinery and specialized machinery and agricultural equipment, regularly servicing equipment and spreading manure. There are a few typical days and workers may be required to change duties and/or locations often and engage in various general functions. Daily duties may vary depending on crop, weather, and field conditions. The employer reserves the right to increase workers pay or provide bonuses based on tenure, performance, or other factors that are solely based on the discretion of the employer.
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:
Job requires having or being able to obtain a drivers license within 30 days of hire. Basic English literacy and math skills are required. Job will require periods when workers may be exposed to varying weather conditions and extensive pushing, pulling, sitting, or walking.
Number of Hours Per Week:
63
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Benton Planting Company
Location:
Oak Grove, LA 71263
Telephone Number:
+13185019701

Worksite

Address:
485 Hwy 2, Oak Grove, LA 71263

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23338-541960
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
1/4/2024

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