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Farmworkers and Laborers

Walter R. Rice Farms, Inc.

Batesville, MS

$13.67 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Perform duties like drive, operate farm machinery to plant, cultivate, harvest, irrigate, and store grain crops such as Soybeans, Corn, and Wheat. Tow harvesting equipment. Attach farm implements such as plow, disc, drill, and sprayer to tractor. Till soil to plant and cultivate drain crops and corn. Drive and operate tractors for disking, hipping, planting, cultivating, spraying, and harvesting. Drive grain trucks to transport crops to elevator or storage area on the farm and drive semis delivering grain to the local mills and grain terminals off the farm. No CDL required. Workers will be responsible for doing minor repairs on machinery and operating of grain bin facilities. Workers will do pre-harvest grain bin maintenance. Duties will be to inspect inside of bin, checking for birds' nests, cracked belts, rough sounds in the motor, and any divots in the track. Inspect outside of bins, making sure the door is sealing properly with no visible gaps. Inspect ladders and steps for loose bolts, broken ladder rungs, and clear them of all obstructions. Workers will also inspect fan and heater. Workers will examine and listen to machines, motors, gasoline and diesel engines, and equipment for operational defects. Workers will dismantle defective units, repair or replace, using hand/shop tools. Workers will do minor repairs & possibly replace components such as carburetors, fuel pumps, generators, ignition points, and spark plugs. Adjusts and lubricates machines and equipment to ensure efficient operations. May do minor repairs to motors to maintain electrical system. Workers may be asked to do carpentry work using supplied hand/work owner tools. ATV side by side, bulldozer, plasma cutter, drill, lathe, air seeder, twin row planter, single row planter, 3 pt. drill, field cultivators, Kelley tool, land plain, dirt buggy, dike plow, roller, mower, 3 pt. blade, grain cart, roll a cone, chisel plow, multi grater, welder, torch, and misc. hand tools. May drive workers to/from work locations and to grocery store.
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

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Applicants must be 18 years or older per liability insurance requirements. Employer may conduct background checks on all new applicants for employment at employer's expense. Three months experience as an agricultural equipment operator and planting, irrigating, cultivating, and harvesting grain crops and corn. A valid driver's license is required to operate company vehicles and transport workers to fields, housing, and grocery store. Workers should come prepared wearing appropriate clothing and footwear for the environmental and working conditions described. Cell phone can only be used during breaks, emergencies, or to communicate with supervisor when needed. Worker must be able to lift 75 - 100 lbs. All tools, supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to the workers. Workers must not have any physical limitations that would prevent them from performing job duties, with or without reasonable accommodation. Workers may stand in one place for long periods of time and must be a
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Walter R. Rice Farms, Inc.
Jackson, TN 38305
Telephone Number:


Hwy 51, Batesville, MS 38606

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