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
The H2A workers will be loading and unloading containerized plants, shifting plants from one size container to a
larger container, watering and weeding plants, or doing maintenance on the plants.
Forklift Operator: The forklift operator, loads and unloads the trucks/trailers that are transporting the plants to the different Ranches or fields; employee is responsible to move the full carts that leave the germination room into the tunnels; the employee is responsible for unloading the trucks that arrive with peat moss(soil) and vermiculite that is used for the seeding; employee is responsible to place pallets with trays, peat moss(soil), vermiculite and all other items that are used to complete this task. The employee must wear Company provided protective gear at all times including dust mask, gloves and safety glasses.
Tractor Operator: Drive and control farm equipment to till, plant, cultivate, mow, and harvest crops. Many operations such as maintenance and or repair require good physical ability and knowledge. Operators may ride equipment such as irrigation tape injectors and or plastic mulch laying equipment. Harvest trailers, loading and unloading of seed, plants, materials and chemicals by hand or forklifts.
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.