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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

Seaside Farm, Inc.

St. Helena Island, SC

$14.68 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18438383636
Email address to Apply:
sarah@seasidefarm.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
175
Job Duties:
Plant, cultivate, harvest, grade and pack tomatoes by hand. Irrigate, thin, prune, trellis, and stake and string/tie crops. Manually harvest tomatoes by pulling selected tomatoes from the vine, placing into bucket and carrying to dumper. Full buckets weighing approximately 35 lbs. will then be lifted and dumped into bins. Workers will pull up used plastic, pull or cut string, weed, hoe, clear and maintain fields and work areas. Stems will be removed from harvested tomatoes. Workers will not break skin of tomato, drop tomato, or leave any appropriate product on the vine during harvest. Use hand tools such as machete or knife. Workers must discard and destroy produce that has been in contact with blood. Any produce harvested or still on the plant that has been exposed to blood shall be discarded and destroyed. Workers must pass by or discard any produce that bears obvious signs of pest activity, fecal contamination, plant disease, physical damage, or any produce that has been dropped on the ground. Workers must avoid unnecessary introduction of soil into harvest containers and field bins, or onto tools or other harvesting equipment. Count and check harvested produce in the field. Load blank material into machines to make boxes and lids. Watch and maintain operation of fillers as they fill 25 lb. boxes. Weigh boxes to ensure standard weight of 25 lbs. Stack 25 lb. boxes on pallets up to 7 feet high. Manually sort tomatoes by quality and color. Operate agricultural equipment. Using approved vehicles, licensed drivers may transport workers and may be offered additional hours. Complete farm and field sanitation duties including picking up trash and cleaning bathrooms. Clean and maintain packing facility. Workers will 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:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
1
Special Requirements:
One month of grading and packing experience required. Production standards apply. Perform prolonged walking, bending, stooping, reaching, lifting and carrying up to approximately a 35 lb. heaping bucket of tomatoes overhead continuously. Perform repetitive movements. Work outside in extreme temperatures up to 105 degrees. Physical stamina is required. Drug testing is conducted post-hire at the employer's expense and is not part of the interview process.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
9:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Seaside Farm, Inc.
Location:
St Helena Island, SC 29920
Telephone Number:
+18438383636

Worksite

Address:
845 Sea Island Parkway, St. Helena Island, SC 29920

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24079-812493
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Incentive: Unstringing tomatoes, per 100 ft. Estimated hourly wage rate equivalent is $14.00 per hour. Actual piece rate earnings depend on individual factors. Guaranteed $14.68/hr.
Date Posted:
3/21/2024

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