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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworker

Springhead Properties, LLC

Willacoochee, GA

$14.68 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+19124228055
Email address to Apply:
jerome@pineneedlefarms.com
Web address to Apply:
www.dol.ga.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
180
Job Duties:
Plant, cultivate, hand-harvest, grade and pack berries. Prune, trim, and maintain crop. Remove ground covers. Pick/harvest berries according to quality. Load harvested berries. Install/maintain irrigation systems and water lines. Move and install irrigation pipes and equipment. Dig and maintain ditches. Apply fertilizers, plant growth chemicals, conditioners, and other plant related treatments at the correct times depending on plant type, growth, climate and crop conditions. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. Use hand tools including but not limited to hoes, shovels, shears, clippers, loppers, and saws. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Assist with farm building/field/fence maintenance and repairs. Prepare and/or clear land for planting by removing trash, rocks, or other debris or material that may interfere with planting or harvesting activities. Perform post-harvest activities. Clean and maintain work areas and employer's premises. Work on mechanical harvester, moving and filling lugs and stacking onto pallet. Grade, size, and sort product according to color, shape, size, appearance, feel, and/or quality, in accordance with supervisor's instructions. Inspect products for damage/defects and discard inferior products and foreign matter. Place product in bins/trays and other containers according to grade and mark grades on containers. Weigh products and record weight and/or grade. Work on production line to pack product by hand or with mechanized equipment, including but not limited to bin feeders, box machines, labeling machines, regular and high stacking forklifts. Pack product pursuant to supervisor instructions. Fill trays and other containers with product, level, and prepare product for shipment to market. Receive in at dock and perform quality control on inbound/outbound loads. Follow quality control standards and production procedures. Handle product carefully to prevent damage. Palletize and stack boxes/containers. Move product to storage areas and/or loading areas to prepare for shipping. Keep material and product records accurately. Assist with regular maintenance on equipment. Clean/sanitize work station and equipment to include washing lugs. Differentiate between colors, textures, and other attributes of product to distinguish varieties and identify defects. Workers must operate all equipment properly and in a manner that protects operator, others, the employer's products and property. Workers who have a valid driver's license and doctor's certificate may drive employer's vans or other transportation vehicles to transport workers on and off the farm and may be offered additional hours. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason. 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. Workers will have an unpaid lunch break. 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. TERMINATION. Prior to any termination for cause, employer evaluates workers' performance of required tasks and compliance with Work Rules and other employer policies.
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:
Work outdoors in inclement weather conditions. Work requires repetitive movements, frequent walking, standing, sitting, reaching, bending/stooping, pushing/pulling and lifting, carrying and loading up to 50 lbs.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Springhead Properties, LLC
Location:
Willacoochee, GA 31650
Telephone Number:
+19124228055

Worksite

Address:
2293 Aubrey Fender Road, Willacoochee, GA 31650

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24035-691597
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Incentive: Harvest Blueberries, per lb. Estimated hourly wage rate equivalent is $15 based on an average of 30 lbs. per hour. Actual piece rate earnings depend on individual factors. Guaranteed $14.68/hr.
Date Posted:
2/7/2024

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