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Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

Luis Alfonso Becerra Jr.

Tarboro, NC

$15.81 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
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Job Duties:
Tobacco Plantation: The short period of plantation: Workers are to begin loading tobacco trays from the greenhouse onto the trailers to be taken to the field. Once at the field the workers will load 6-8 tobacco trays depending on the machine, and a few extra on top if needed. Workers will ride on tobacco machine and pull a handful of tobacco plants from the tobacco trays and drop one tobacco plant in each cup in front of you as it spins in a circle. There are approximately 6 to 10 cups you must continuously drop a tobacco plant inside the cup after it has emptied the previous tobacco plant. Once a tobacco tray has emptied out you must turn the tobacco tray holder to continue onto the rest of the tobacco trays until all tobacco trays are empty. Once you have emptied the tobacco trays on the machine you will come to a stop, you will unload the empty trays, and reload 6-8 full tobacco trays or how many are need to continue throughout the day. Workers that are resetting tobacco by hand where it was missed must first carry tobacco plant in a tray and walk behind the machine observing two or three different rows where a tobacco plant ware missed or not planted by the machine. The worker will quickly make a 4-inch-deep hole in the ground, place the plant in the hole and cover the hole firmly. If more than two or 3 plants were missed in sequence you must space each hole about 12 inches apart repeatedly. At the end tobacco planting the trays must be washed, cleaned, and stored. Harvesting period: Workers will start in a tobacco row by first cutting off the top flower by hand properly without damaging valuable leaves below. The worker must then use both hands in order to remove all the suckers that are in between the tobacco leaf and the stem of the tobacco plant. This process takes about 4-5 second for each plant. The same process will be done to all tobacco plants that are mature. Immature tobacco plants that have not sprouted the flower must Not be touched. While you are topping the flower and suckers, if any weeds are visible in the row you are working on, they must pull out of ground, shaken so dirt falls off and laid across the row perpendicular so the weeds do not grow again. Harvesting Ripe Tobacco Leaves; workers will be given a row where the worker will be instructed to break off 3-5 ripe yellow leaves from the bottom stalk of each tobacco plant on the given row designated. Workers will stay stooped down breaking off the tobacco leaves until you have a full bundle of leaves where then you will have to walk across rows to unload into the trailer. A tractor hooked with a trailer will be driven in the tractor row, in the middle of the workers, in order for the workers to unload the bundles of tobacco. Once you have unloaded the tobacco leaves you will walk back quickly to the row and continue breaking off the tobacco leaves from where you left off without missing any stalk unless the tobacco stalk is not ripe. Any leaves that have fallen when unloading or in the process of harvesting must be picked up from the ground. This will be done repeatedly throughout the day harvesting several plants and rows until the quota for the day has been met. Once all the tobacco has been harvested from the bottom stalk or first level you will then be instructed to due the same process again breaking off another 3-5 ripe tobacco leaves from the second level, this process is done a total of 4 time to all tobacco plants from mid-July to September during the summer heat. Harvesting the tobacco leaves is done once there is no dew on the leave. The harvested tobacco leaves are taken to a designated area where the tobacco leaves are unloaded from the trailer.
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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Special Requirements:
This type of work, involves working conditions that require tremendous stamina, a high level of physical activity in cold or extremely hot conditions in direct sunlight and in adverse weather such as rain. The work requires a high level of physical conditioning.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Luis Alfonso Becerra Jr.
Arcadia, FL 34266
Telephone Number:


179 NC 97 East, Tarboro, NC 27886

Job Order Details

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Multiple Worksites:
Additional Wage Information:
$0.50 per 40 lbs 5/8 BU bucket. Estimated hourly wage rate equivalent for this piece rate is $15.00/hr based on workers harvesting 30 buckets/hr. Guaranteed $15.81 per hour.
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