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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farm Worker

J. Durbin Farms

Clanton, AL

$14.68 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+12057554203
Email address to Apply:
jimdurbinfarms@gmail.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
20
Job Duties:
Plant, cultivate, harvest, grade and pack peaches, strawberries, tomatoes, squash, peas, bell peppers, cucumbers, collards and cantaloupe by hand and using hand tools. On-going orchard maintenance including grass and weed management, planting, pruning and thinning trees as instructed. Use hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears and knives. Till soil and apply fertilizers. Transplant, weed, thin, and/or prune crops. Apply pesticides and herbicides. Workers must keep up with fellow workers while harvesting as tractor and wagon drives through rows. Walk orchard carrying ladder from tree to tree to thin and prune. Workers will be assigned rows of trees and must prune and thin each tree as shown by the field supervisor. Limbs must not be torn from the tree, nor should limbs be completely stripped of leaves. In thinning, workers will pluck by hand as instructed. Proper spacing and selection of fruit is critical to maximize the tree's potential yield. Fruit must be handled carefully to avoid bruises or fingernail cuts. Workers may not leave any appropriate product on the tree or plants during harvesting. Clean, pack and load harvested products. Construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities. Inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress. Identify plants, pests, and weeds to determine the selection and application of pesticides and fertilizers. Record information about crops, such as pesticide use, yields, or costs. Grade and sort products according to factors such as color, species, length, width, appearance, feel, smell and quality to ensure correct processing and usage. Workers must use care when grading and packing not to damage or bruise produce. Discard inferior or defective products and/or foreign matter, and place acceptable products in containers for further processing. Weigh products or estimate their weight, visually or by feel. Place products in containers according to grade and mark grades on containers. Record grade and/or identification numbers on tags or on shipping, receiving, or sales sheets. As minor activities, transplant, grade, sort, bunch and pack pine tree seedlings and operate, repair and maintain farm equipment and vehicles. Assist with Good Agricultural Practices policies. Workers are also responsible for farm, field and shed sanitation duties including picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms, and sweeping floors. Workers are expected to perform any other farm related duties as needed. 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. 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 should expect occasional periods of little or no work because of weather, crop or other conditions beyond the employer's control. These periods can occur anytime throughout the season. Workers may be assigned a variety of duties in any given day and different tasks on different days.
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:
Employer may terminate a worker for lawful job-related reasons, including but not limited to situations in which the worker: (1) Is repeatedly absent or tardy; (2) malingers or otherwise refuses, without cause, to perform the work as directed; (3) commits act(s) of misconduct or repeatedly violates the Work Rules; and/or (4) fails to perform work in a competent and skillful manner, consistent with the employer's reasonable expectations. Non-U.S. workers may be displaced as a result of one or more U.S. workers becoming available for the job during the employee's recruitment period. Job abandonment will be deemed to occur after five consecutive workdays of unexcused absences. Workers may not report for work under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Possession or use of illegal drugs or alcohol on company premises is prohibited and will be cause for immediate termination. Continue on Addendum C - Job Qualifications/Termination
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
J. Durbin Farms
Company Name:
J. Durbin Farms
Location:
Clanton, AL 35045
Telephone Number:
+12057554203

Worksite

Address:
3233 County Road 30, Clanton , AL 35045

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24037-696668
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
2/12/2024

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