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Farm Worker Crop

William David Humes

Springfield, KY

$15.14 per hour


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Job Description

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Physical labor is needed for farm activities involved in square bale hay production and burley tobacco production which includes topping, cutting and stripping of burley tobacco. Alternative work can include the following activities: Picking rocks, clean dead trees, trim around fence rows, maintaining building, weed eating, cleaning machinery, building, or the facilities related to the farm operation, this is also physical employment for the production of burley tobacco which includes cutting, housing and stripping of burley tobacco. The worker is required to cut and spike no less than an average of 100 sticks per hour each hour, per employee, during the cutting process. They are required to strip at least 45 sticks an hour average during the stripping process. Work in the fields can begin early in the morning when the leaves are wet with dew and the work will continue all day long even in weather conditions that can be as hot as over 100 degrees. Workers are required to be physically fit and able to perform the duties while standing, bending, stooping, walking and lifting sticks of tobacco, that weigh as much as 80 pounds, all day long and while standing on rails that can be as high as forty feet from the ground on tiers four feet wide and six feet high. The worker is required to cut and spike no less than an average of 100 sticks, six plants per stick, per hour each hour during the cutting process. Workers must be able to work as a group, keeping pace with other workers in the production of the tobacco. All the time care must be exercised to prevent bruising and breaking of the tobacco plant and leaves. Care must be exercised in using the tobacco knife, spear and while climbing and standing on the rails. The workers are required to remove the sticks of tobacco from the tiers book the tobacco which means to place them in a way for the leaves to stay in case, strip 45 sticks per hour in the stripping process, which includes: removing the leaves from the stalks, grading the leaves into four grades and all the time keeping all non tobacco related items and other foreign matter out of the bale of tobacco. The small square bales of hay can weigh as much as 75 pounds and have to be stacked in barns that the stacks are as high as 20 feet from the ground. William David Humes is involved in the cutting, housing and stripping of tobacco and other work on his property in Washington County, Kentucky. William David Humes will make daily individual work assignments, crew assignments and location of work as the needs of the operation dictate. Land is owned or leased but controlled by William David Humes. Other work will be available during the slow part of the season which may include mowing the grass, weed eat around building and other repairs and maintenance of any property that is owned or leased by William David Humes. William David Humes will make daily individual work assignments, crew assignments and location of work as the needs of the operation dictate. Workers may be assigned a variety of duties in any given day and different task on different days only on land either owned, leased but controlled by William David Humes. Steady and reliable attendance is a required must to each aspect of this job. William David Humes reserves the right for probable cause to conduct random drug testing on any employee after being hired. If employee is positive for any drugs or refuses to take the test, the employee will be subject to dismissal, if so terminated, the employee will pay his own way home. This testing will be done totally at the expense of William David Humes.
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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7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
William David Humes
Springfield, KY 40069
Telephone Number:


7357 Bloomfield Rd, Springfield, KY 40069

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
0.40 per stick with guarantee of AEWR of $15.14 per hour or more for cut, spike, load wagon, unload, house, clean up barn and splitouts.
Date Posted: