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

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Agricultural Equipment Operator

Serene Fox Farm, LLC

Shaw, MS

$14.53 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+16625877892
Email address to Apply:
neal.smith@serenefoxfarm.com
Web address to Apply:
mdes.ms.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
2
Job Duties:
Prepare and/or clear land for planting using mechanized or hand equipment to remove trash, rocks, metal or other debris or material that may interfere with planting or harvesting activities. Level land by moving dirt and other materials. Equipment may include tractors, dozers, planters, mowers, plows, sprayers, cultivators, chainsaws, bobcats, skid loaders, high lifts, and trucks or other vehicles. Mechanically plant, cultivate and harvest corn and soybeans. Detassel corn. Walk through fields and pull tassel off plants as directed. Rogue corn and remove off-type plants. Load seed into hoppers. Rogue soybean on foot. Remove off-type soybean varieties and other plants using hand tools. Install, operate, and maintain levee gates to regulate proper water depth. Install/maintain irrigation systems, water lines and moisture sensors. Move and install irrigation pipes and equipment. Dig and maintain ditches. Install and remove levee gates. Clear and demolish beaver dams as needed. Apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other crop protectants. Apply fertilizers, plant growth chemicals, conditioners, and other plant related treatments at the correct times depending on plant type, growth, climate and crop conditions. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. Use hand tools including but not limited to hoes, shovels, and saws. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Clean and maintain fields/shop/work areas/drainage ditches. Operate, clean, repair and maintain farm vehicles and equipment. Repair fences. Workers must operate all equipment properly and in a manner that protects operator, others, the employer's products and property. Failure to comply with safety requirements and operating instructions may result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination. Drive tractors, combines and operate other mechanized farm equipment to plant, cultivate, and harvest crops. Perform manual and mechanized tasks including but not limited to: bushhogging fields; disking; aerating; seeding (using mechanical drills and seeders); fertilizing, weed spraying, mowing, tedding, raking, and stacking. Operate grain carts. Manipulate controls to set, activate, and adjust mechanisms on machinery. Adjust speeds of cutters, blowers, and conveyors and height of cutting head. Clean, adjust, repair, and perform routine service on equipment (e.g., lubricating grease points, inspecting and maintaining fluid levels, checking belt and conveyor tensions, and maintaining tires, wheels, bearings, belts, and other wear parts). Repair or replace defective parts. Attach farm implements (e.g., plows, harrows, discs, sprayers) using hand tools. May assist with other general farm maintenance or repairs. Haul equipment, product, dirt and debris. Perform end of season or post-harvest clean-up activities. Check field, equipment and crop conditions and inform farm owner/manager. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason. 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. Workers will have an unpaid lunch break. 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.
Job Classification:
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.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
6
Special Requirements:
Six months verifiable experience operating agricultural equipment. Perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling materials. Work in cold and hot climatic conditions. Use hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating items. Possess a valid Mississippi Drivers license within two weeks of employment date. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language, including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar. Knowledge of machines and tools, including their design, uses, repair and general maintenance.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Serene Fox Farm, LLC
Location:
Shaw, MS 38773
Telephone Number:
+16625877892

Worksite

Address:
374 Fox Road, Shaw, MS 38773

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23340-547786
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
12/31/2023

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