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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Agricultural Equipment Operators

Graham Farms Crop & Cattle LLC

Palmetto, LA

$14.53 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+12257183094
Email address to Apply:
lgrahamfarms@gmail.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
3
Job Duties:
Plant, cultivate and harvest sugarcane by hand or machine. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, spray and harvest crops. Use hand tools such as machetes, shovels, hoes, and knives. Apply fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. Weed fields and till soil. Clean and load harvested products. Lift, carry and load bags of seed weighing up to 50 lbs. Load seed into hoppers. Maintain and repair fences and farm buildings. Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment to ensure the mechanical, safety, and emergency equipment is in good working order. Inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress. Clear and maintain drainage ditches and complete manual shovel work. Assist with cleaning equipment and work areas which may involve climbing ladders and using a steam cleaner or high pressure water hose. Load field wagons with sugarcane stalks that have been segmented using machetes. Work in groups to plant sugarcane by hand while walking behind moving wagon. Reach and pull to remove pre-cut sugarcane stalks from supply trailer and manually place and straighten predetermined numbers of sugarcane stalks into an open furrow at specific intervals/overlaps while bending or stooping. Set up, operate, repair and maintain irrigation equipment including polypipe. Clean and maintain containers, materials, supplies, and work areas. As a minor activity, tend to cattle. Workers with a valid license and doctor's certificate may transport other workers on and off the farm in vehicles provided and insured by the employer and be offered additional hours. 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 a paid 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:
45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators

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:
1
Special Requirements:
One month of agricultural equipment operation experience required. Perform prolonged walking, bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, sitting, lifting and carrying of up to 50 lbs. Climb 25 ft. ladders. Most job duties require workers to work in extremely hot, cold and/or wet weather. Employer is a drug-free workplace. Drug testing is conducted post hire at the employers expense and is not part of the interview process.
Number of Hours Per Week:
58
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:45 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Graham Farms Crop & Cattle LLC
Location:
Morganza, LA 70759
Telephone Number:
+12257183095

Worksite

Address:
2645 Swayze Lake Rd., Palmetto, LA 71358

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24079-811643
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
3/19/2024

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