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Oyster Farm Workers

The Little Wicomico Oyster Company, LLC

Heathsville, VA

$15.81 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: oysters. Workers must be able to perform manual and mechanized tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Workers will perform the following tasks related to aquaculture/farming operation: cultivate, grow and harvest oysters, through a four-part cultivation process; wash seed oysters by hand with hose, grade oysters on shaking tables or graders, place juvenile oysters in floats or cages for deployment in the water; when oysters mature and are ready for harvest, remove/harvest oysters; wash, visually inspect, shuck, count, pack, refrigerate and prepare oysters produced by The Little Wicomico Oyster Company for sale, for pick up or local delivery; redeploy any oysters not ready for market back in water; clean, repair and maintain equipment (cage floats, upweller silos, trays and other equipment). Workers will be expected to perform all of the duties required with accuracy and efficiency. Workers will assist with facility/equipment maintenance. Employer has a strict prohibition on tobacco usage. No smoking or tobacco use of any kind will be permitted in any of the company buildings or near the doors or entrances to any of the company buildings, in worker housing, near combustible engines, such as outboards, pressure washers, pay loaders or by any fuel storage areas, on the barge or in any of the outside work areas. This is necessary to protect against disease, which is transmitted by hands and tools contaminated with tobacco by-products. Smoking is only allowed at lunch break in the designated smoking area outside the eating area. Employer reserves the right to discharge any employee found smoking in non-designated areas. No use or possession of alcohol, illegal drugs or marijuana is permitted on any employer premises, including housing. Workers may not report for work under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or marijuana. Inebriation due to any substance, legal or otherwise, is prohibited and is grounds for termination. Employer will discipline, up to and including termination, workers for the presence of alcohol, illegal drugs and/or marijuana and/or drunk/disorderly conduct in housing after hours. Workers may not use, possess, sell, or manufacture illegal drugs or marijuana on any employer premises, including housing. Employer-paid post-hire drug and alcohol testing is required upon reasonable suspicion of use and after a worker has an accident at work. Workers testing positive will be immediately terminated and paid for all hours worked between the first date of employment and the date of termination, if any. In the case of a non-local or foreign worker who is terminated for failure to pass a drug/alcohol test, the employer will arrange least-cost transportation to the worker's place of recruitment, at the worker's expense. Work is done for long periods of time. Workers may assist in handling product weighing up to 60 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet. Workers must work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Work may be required during light rain, snow, moderate winds, direct sun, high humidity and extreme temperatures. Temperatures during working hours can range from 30 to over 100 degrees F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop operations. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Workers should be able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Workers may be required to operate loaders, lifts and boats. Load and unload agricultural products or oysters onto trucks. Workers with a clean driving record (no major moving violations such as but not limited to Driving While Intoxicated or Reckless Driving) and able to obtain an insurable driver's license (standard driver’s license with Ag CDL exemption) may drive 6 wheel straight
Job Classification:
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.

Job Requirements

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Workers must be able to perform manual and mechanized tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire drug and alcohol testing is required upon reasonable suspicion of use and after a worker has an accident at work.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
The Little Wicomico Oyster Company, LLC
Heathsville, VA 22473
Telephone Number:


309 Railway Dr, Heathsville, VA 22473

Job Order Details

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