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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers

L & M Farms of Georgia, LLC

Moultrie, GA

$14.68 per hour

INACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+12298908580
Email address to Apply:
maria.garcia@lmwarehouse.com
Web address to Apply:
www.dol.ga.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
85
Job Duties:
Perform manual labor to plant, cultivate, harvest and field pack cucumber, bell pepper, chili peppers, broccoli, squash, cabbage, eggplant, sweet corn, greens, peas, and tomatoes. Operate farm vehicles, implements and mechanical equipment including tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plant and harvest crops. Use hand tools such as shovels, tampers, pruning hooks, machetes, hoes and knives. Transplant crops by either riding on the back of a transplanter and feeding transplants carefully through fingers of the transplanter that places the plant into the ground and covers the root of the plant with soil, or by walking and carrying trays through assigned rows in the field while bending and stooping to carefully place the transplants into pre-dug holes and covering roots with soil. Bell peppers, chili peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes and peas will be manually harvested by walking through the field and picking into baskets, carrying full baskets to dumpers riding on trailers moving alongside rows, and dumping into bins on the trailer. Pick eggplant and squash by hand, field pack into boxes and load full boxes onto the back of trailers. Harvest broccoli according to supervisor's instructions by walking down assigned rows, bending and reaching to cut mature broccoli using a sharp knife. Heads may only be cut if they are the correct quality and width, approximately 5-6 inches. Workers will then place the cut broccoli into boxes, carry and load their full boxes onto trucks that are moving through the field. Harvest greens by walking along assigned rows, bending, and cutting the base of greens, bunching, banding, placing tied bunches into boxes, carrying and loading full boxes onto trucks moving in front of group. Greens may require ice to be applied after placing into boxes. Palletize boxes of greens. Cabbage will be cut at the base using a knife and either tossed into bins or a bulk wagon, or placed into boxes weighing approximately 50 lbs. in the field and loaded onto trailers. Determine maturity level of produce quickly and consistently by color, feel and size and apply correct defect tolerance, handling and harvest standards as instructed by supervisor. Sweet corn will be cut at the base using a knife and either tossed into bins or a bulk wagon, or placed into boxes weighing approximately 50 lbs. in the field and loaded onto trailers. Determine maturity level of produce quickly and consistently by color, feel and size and apply correct defect tolerance, handling and harvest standards as instructed by supervisor. Lay, tuck and/or remove plastic. Clean plastic of debris. Participate in irrigation activities including setting up, repairing, operating and maintaining drip and other irrigation equipment. Manually pull weeds, mow, weed eat and remove used stakes and string. Stake, string, tie, sucker, thin and prune crops, as instructed by supervisor. Remove or clean plant debris or vines from ground or trellises. Train vines or plants on strings or trellises. Clean fields when harvest activities are complete. Till soil. Clear and maintain fields and irrigation ditches. Workers in warehouse will stack, grade and pack produce into appropriate containers. Make boxes for produce. Operate forklifts for feeding packing line. Workers must select harvestable produce based on correct size, maturity and quality. Workers will not break skin, damage, drop or bruise produce, or leave any appropriate product on the plant during harvest. Workers must discard and destroy produce that has been in contact with blood. Any produce harvested or still on the plant that has been exposed to blood shall be discarded and destroyed. Workers must pass by or discard any produce that bears obvious signs of pest activity, fecal contamination, plant disease, or physical damage, or any produce that has been dropped on the ground.
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:
Three months of farmwork experience required. Work involves repetitive walking, sitting, bending, stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, twisting, lifting, carrying and loading up to 50 lbs. repeatedly. Physical stamina required. Work is outside and may be in extremely hot, cold, humid and/or wet conditions for extended periods of time.
Number of Hours Per Week:
45
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
L & M Farms of Georgia, LLC
Location:
Moultrie, GA 31768
Telephone Number:
+19199818086

Worksite

Address:
1538 Gene McQueen Rd., Moultrie, GA 31768

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24031-682070
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Incentive-Harvest cabbage, per box (approx. 2394 count bulk trailer). Estimated hourly wage equivalent is $15.75/hr base on average 35 piece rate units per hour. Actual piece rate earnings depend on individual factors. Guaranteed minimum of AEWR
Date Posted:
2/9/2024

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