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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworker: Diversified (45-2092.00)

W & W Produce Inc

Poplar Grove, AR

$14.53 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15012813126
Email address to Apply:
rmdwilliams42@gmail.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
12
Job Duties:
Perform all tasks involved in the growing and harvesting of crops. This includes sweet potatoes, bedding, cutting slips, transplanting slips, pulling and/or chopping weeds and harvesting with the use of mechanical harvesting equipment, field grading sweet potatoes. This also includes for other row crops (soybeans, milo, corn, rice, cotton and wheat) pulling and/or chopping weeds. Workers must notify supervisor/employer of any material issues. Workers must report any safety and/or food violations to their supervisor immediately. Field Work: Workers will roll out and remove plastic on sweet potato beds. Roll out cloth and remove cloth from sweet potato beds. Workers will cut sweet potato slips, stack slips into cartons and load cartons onto a truck. Workers will use mechanical sweet potato harvesting equipment to harvest sweet potatoes. Workers will work in all duties involved in planting, growing and harvest sweep potatoes. Workers will plant, cultivate and harvest sweet potatoes. Workers will cut planting slips, and place in container according to instructions. Workers will use care when working with potato knife. Workers will walk along row that have been previously plowed. Workers will drip potato slips into ground and cover back up with dirt. Workers will remove weeds manual either by hand or with a hoe. Workers will stoop, bend and kneel to pick up sweet potatoes using hands and fingers to dig out exposed potatoes. Workers may grade in the field separating #1’s and #2’s into separate 5/8 field hampers. Canners, when harvested will be placed into a separate bin. Damaged and diseased potatoes will not be harvested. Full hampers weighting up to 35 lbs. will be carried to ruck row to be loaded into truck or trailer. Workers will be required to stay on their assigned row. Workers may also be required to wash the sweet potatoes and get the ready for sale. Squash, Cucumber, Eggplant, Okra, Peppers, Beans, Peas, Watermelon & Greens: Workers will bend and stoop to pick vegetables according to size, color, shape and degree of maturity and place into field containers. Workers may be required to install and remove plastic from rows. Workers may carry full container weighing approximately forty (40) lbs. and empty into field bin or load onto trailer. May be required to pull and discard culls as directed by supervisor. Pickers will take care not to bruise or scar produce. Pre-harvest activities may include transplanting, hoeing, hand weeding, installing and removing drip irrigation and plastic, hand seeding, and general ship care up to and after harvest. Workers may be required to string plants. Workers will stand on feet for long periods of time. Workers are required to work in fields when plants are wet with dew or rain. Temperatures in fields during working hours can range from forty (40) to over one hundred (100) degrees. Packing House: Workers will perform various duties associated with packing employer’s products. This includes grading, sorting and packaging. Workers will flow standard work methods and practice safe work habits to ensure production is as efficient and safe as possible. Workers must follow all standard food safety methods and practices to ensure product is handled in clean and safe manner. Workers must remove sprouts and/or strings from sweet potatoes as they move along the line. Workers will sort potatoes according to customers’ specifications by removing rotten, and damaged and out of specification sweet potatoes from pack line. Workers will fold and stack cardboard and/or reusable plastic containers. All production workers are expected to be available to work in all areas of production. Irrigation: Workers will assist in set up and moving of irrigation system.
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:
Must have three months experience working as a farm worker. Applicants must be able to furnish affirmative job references from recent employers operating comparable operations establishing acceptable previous experience. Must be physically able to meet and perform all job specifications stated in job order. Must be able to work in the hot humid weather for extended periods of time. Workers are subject to random drug testing at no cost to the employee. All drug testing will occur after the worker begins his or her employment and is not a part of the interview process. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
W & W Produce Inc
Location:
Lexa, AR 72355
Telephone Number:
+18702956439

Worksite

Address:
2362 Phillip Rd 104, Poplar Grove , AR 72374

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24066-775477
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
3/12/2024

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