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
Job requires the operation of farm equipment including, but not limited to, GPS auto steer equipment, tractors with various implements, sprayers, combines, and backhoes to till soil and plant, irrigate, fertilize, cultivate, harvest and transport crops to grain bins or storage facility. Non CDL farm trucks will be loaded with agricultural products and driven on the farm and to storage facilities. Job will also requires workers performing mechanical repair and maintenance on field and irrigation equipment; working with irrigation equipment such as irrigation pipe and well motors; walking rows while puncturing irrigation pipe; using hand tools in fields to repair equipment and remove undesirable plants and objects from fields; cleaning and maintaining farm equipment, shop areas, and worksite locations; maintaining irrigation ditches; operating mowers and weed control equipment to maintain farm shop locations. There are 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.
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.
Months of Experience Required:
Job requires worker having or being able to obtain a driver's license within 30 days of hire. Criminal background checks may be possible post hire at the employer's expense to ensure safety on and around the worksite and to the public. Employer will not employ any person that has been convicted of drug related crimes, any person that has been convicted of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or any person that has been convicted of performing violent acts. Job duties will require workers to work outdoors during the summer when temperatures can exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Job duties will also require periods where workers will be pushing, pulling, walking, sitting, stooping, bending over, or performing repetitive movements. Basic English literacy and math skills are required.