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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farm Worker

Wexford Farms, Inc.

Wexford, PA

$17.20 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+17247721952
Email address to Apply:
wexfordfarms0@gmail.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
9
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: tomatoes, corn, peppers, squash, and greens. Workers will transplant plants, hand cultivate and hand weed as needed. Workers will hand pick vegetables as they ripen. Considerable stooping and kneeling is required. Care must be taken to prevent damaging produce and plants. In addition to transplanting and harvesting the produce, workers may be required to perform variable tasks relating to produce production such as the following: irrigation, ditching, shoveling, hand hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, hand weeding and other tasks related to general farming. Workers may be asked to perform the following tasks: safe and efficient operation of tractors from 20 to 160 horsepower, with or without implements necessary for soil preparation, transplanting and plasticulture use applications, including attaching and operating the implements as well as general maintenance of the equipment. Work may also include mechanized field work using power equipment. By way of example and not limitation power equipment may include tractors, planters, sprayers, cultivators and other equipment. Workers will be expected to be able to operate agricultural equipment with or without direction. Fieldwork to include planting, equipment operation and driving tractors on steep mountain terrains. Plasticulture transplantation techniques and drip irrigation, preferably in hard clay soils. Set up and maintain electric fence, including clearing and placement in wooded areas. Work is to be done for long periods of time. Workers are expected to perform duties including boxing, weighing and loading of product. Workers will assist in loading trucks with packaged product weighing up to and including 60 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet for long periods of time. Workers should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals, etc. may affect workers' ability to perform the job. Workers are exposed to wet weather early in the morning through the heat of the day, working in fields. Temperatures may range from 10 to 100 F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Workers may drive pick-up truck in fields. 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 may drive company vehicles. Workers with appropriate licenses and a valid doctor's certificate may transport other workers in pick-up trucks in conjunction with farming operations. Persons seeking employment as experienced Farm Worker must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a worker's Sabbath or federal holidays. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start time. Workers will have an unpaid lunch break. TERMINATION. Prior to any termination for cause, employer evaluates workers' performance of required tasks and compliance with Work Rules and other employer policies. Employer may terminate a worker for cause if the worker’s performance consistently and/or substantially fails to satisfy the employer’s reasonable expectations (in accordance with the criteria set forth herein), or otherwise engages in serious or egregious misconduct that endangers health, safety, or property. In assessing whether workers’ performance meets reasonable expectations, employer evaluates, among other reasonable criteria, whether the worker: (1) has adequately complied with the Work Rules and any other policies or procedures;
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:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
This job requires a minimum of three months of prior experience working on a diversified crop farm handling both manual and machine tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Workers must be able to perform manual as well as mechanized activities with accuracy and efficiency. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs.
Number of Hours Per Week:
48
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Wexford Farms, Inc.
Location:
Wexford, PA 15090
Telephone Number:
+17246251635

Worksite

Address:
550 Warrendale Road, Wexford, PA 15090

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24031-680089
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
2/6/2024

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