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Farm Workers

Dry Branch, Inc.

Collins, GA

$14.68 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
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Job Duties:
Clip, harvest, dump, grade, sort, classify and pack onions by hand and machine. Use hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears and knives. Harvest Vidalia onions by picking up onions, clipping top and roots using shears, placing in bucket, walking to bin and dumping bucket into bin. Count and check onions. Open fields by moving onions from one row to another row to open up a driveway for the machinery. Fill bins with onions and stack. Manually grade and pack Vidalia onions. Unload and load boxes of onions by hand and using machinery. Operate forklift. Discard inferior or defective products and foreign matter. Place products in containers according to grade and mark and label containers with tags/marking tools. Examine and inspect containers or products and record product and packaging. Remove completed or defective products, seal containers and load materials and products. Assemble, line, and pad cartons and crates and clean containers and materials. Workers must use care not to damage produce. Grade, sort and classify harvested product by size, weight, color or condition. Repair and maintain fences, farm buildings and participate in irrigation activities, including setting up irrigation equipment. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery and self-propelled machinery. Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements and mechanical equipment. As a minor activity, perform tree maintenance such as pruning, thinning, and fertilizing pecan trees. Use cans to spread fertilizer, keeping up, as tractor pulls fertilizer trailer through field. Clean and maintain fields, including weed control. Remove trash from storage bins, dumping in hole, using shovels. Assist with Good Agricultural Practices policies. 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. Employer may terminate a worker for cause if the worker's performance consistently and/or substantially fails to satisfy the employer's reasonable expectations (in accordance with the criteria set forth herein), or otherwise engages in serious or egregious misconduct that endangers health, safety, or property. In assessing whether workers' performance meets reasonable expectations, employer evaluates, among other reasonable criteria, whether the worker: (1) has adequately complied with the Work Rules and any other policies or procedures; (2) has complied with all health and safety guidelines, including the use of tools or equipment in accordance with best practices to protect the employer's property, crops, and in a manner that avoids injury or damage; (3) has treated company property (tools, equipment, crops, fixtures, etc.
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:
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Special Requirements:
Three months of verifiable work experience packing fruits or vegetables. Perform prolonged bending, pushing, pulling, heavy lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs. and work outside in extremely hot and/or wet weather. Must be 18 years or older. Drug testing is conducted post-hire at the employer's expense and is not part of the interview process. Negative results are required before starting work.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Dry Branch, Inc.
Collins, GA 30421
Telephone Number:


Main Office/Packing Facility/Tony Field - 3564 Pinegrove Church Road, Collins, GA 30421

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
Incentive: Clip onions, top & bottom, fill bucket, dump into bins on ground, per 1000 lb. bin *group rate. Estimated hourly wage equivalent is $17.82 per hour. Actual piece rate earnings depend on individual factors. Guaranteed $14.68/hr.
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