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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Watermelon Harvesting & Packing

MARIN J. CORP.

LABELLE, FL

$14.77 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18633815538
Email address to Apply:
marincorp2015@outlook.com
Web address to Apply:
https://seasonaljobs.dol.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
48
Job Duties:
The worker will perform job duties as assigned by supervisor. They will vary from time to time depending on crop ripening and weather. The watermelon harvesting is temporary and will last from March to April. Watermelon Hand Harvesting-In order to perform this kind of work, the worker must be able to walk down the field row and use a knife to hand cut ripe watermelons off the vine for harvesting. The watermelons are then loaded in a bus by forming part of an assembly line, in which the first worker bends down picks up the watermelon and it is passed on to consecutive workers by passing, catching, lifting, until it reaches the worker on the bus, who then sets it down and stacks them until the bus is considered full. Watermelon Packing- The watermelon is transported by bus to the packing shed. Upon its arrival, it is unloaded by a group of workers and placed on a conveyer belt. The group of workers on the conveyer belt are responsible for sorting, labeling, and packing the watermelon in cardboard containers. While the workers are waiting on the next load of watermelons to arrive, they will be responsible for assembling card board containers. Field Drivers-The field drivers will drive the buses out to the field where the field workers who are harvesting the watermelon will load the watermelon on to the bus until full. They will then drive the fully loaded bus back to the packing shed where the packing shed workers will unload them onto a belt. The process is then repeated again. All of the watermelon harvesting, packing, and transporting labor is performed on a farm specifically in the work-sites listed on the application and itinerary and are all a part of the watermelon farming operation. The field drivers, which are employees of Marin J. Corp. are the ones that drive the buses being used only in the field to load the watermelons. The packing shed workers are employees of Marin J. Corp. The packing shed is located on the farm listed on the harvesting itinerary. The packing of watermelons is considered agriculture labor because the work is being done on a farm and the watermelons are a horticultural commodity that must be packed by grade before leaving the farm for selling purposes at the market. The watermelons are in unmanufactured state at the time of packing and all the watermelons are produced on the farm. Marin J. Corp. is the operator of the farms for the time period requested. Farm Equipment and Vehicle Operation-The workers may need to drive and/or operate various agricultural farm equipment and vehicles to perform the work on the farm such as field trucks, tractors, and forklifts. The workers must use safety and precaution when using agricultural farm equipment and vehicles. The workers must practice safety and precaution. The workers will keep the agricultural farm equipment and vehicles free of trash. Only properly licensed drivers will be permitted to operate the agricultural farm equipment and vehicles. Workers must take care to operate all equipment safely and follow all safety requirements outlined by the employer.
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

Experience Required:
No
Special Requirements:
The worker must be responsible and consistent on the job. The worker must be able to lift 75 lbs. continuously throughout the day and work in all kinds of weather.
Number of Hours Per Week:
42
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
MARIN J. CORP.
Location:
AVON PARK, FL 33825
Telephone Number:
+18633815538

Worksite

Address:
5500 1st Rd., LABELLE, FL 33935

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24025-665086
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Watermelon Field Loaders - per bus divided by the number of workers. 8 workers per group, 2 buses per hour. The average hourly rate of pay per hour per worker is $22.50. Guaranteed rate $14.77 per hour
Date Posted:
2/26/2024

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