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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

RITTER PRODUCTION FARMS, INC.

Judsonia, AR

$14.53 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18702279226
Email address to Apply:
HumanResources@eritter.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
255
Job Duties:
Following supervisor’ instructions, workers will carry out all common jobs, such as plant, cultivate, grow, maintain, & harvest related to a farming operation of specialty crops, including but not limited to, flowers, blackberries, strawberries, muscadines, blueberries, orchards, or row crops such as corn, soybean, and rice. Included tasks include land preparation, irrigation, applying fertilization & pesticides, mowing, pruning, training, weeding by hand and with weed trimmers or mowers, planting manufacturing and applying compost, using wire, paint brushes, hammers, stretchers; to placing, repair and maintain posts, trellises, and fences, inspect crops for damage, disease or insect infestation, or remove said plants, cleaning fields, wedding, make minor repairs and perform routine maintenance on existing buildings, shade structures, high tunnels, machinery and equipment. Workers will operate machinery, equipment, and vehicles on farm. Workers may also use tools such as but not limited to, shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, loppers, paint brushes, saws, knives, and baskets as needed. Workers shall harvest crops into the required packaging whether it be 6 oz, 10 oz, 12 oz, or 18 oz clamshell, carton box, plastic bucket, or other type of package. May harvest product seconds into plastic buckets. Harvest will be carried out per supervisor instructions to not damage the crop or surrounding plants. Harvest will be of the correct maturity and quality. Workers will clean, pack, load harvested products and perform post harvest clean-up and other related activities. Workers may be asked to prep trailer with correct packaging and assist with scanning badges. For some crops, workers will take their packed product and have their ID badge scanned to record their individual harvest and to be inspected to ensure that the correct quality is being packed and to take corrective measures if not. Other tasks include the loading, unloading and transport of the product from the field to the packing house, located on the farm. Drivers with appropriate licenses may drive farm vehicles to haul crops, supplies, tools, and farm workers. They may clean, maintain, and make minor repairs to packing shed, further packing and palletization of the product, labeling, cooling of the product, loading of box trucks by hand, use a forklift or pallet jack. Season bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker at the employer’s discretion based on factors such as performance, experience, and number of seasons the worker has worked with the company.
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:
Worker must be 18 years or older and have three months experience, at least, of picking or working with specialty crops. The majority of the day is spent on ones feet and outdoors and involves exposure to the elements. Workers must be able to stand, sit, squat, kneel, crouch, bend from waist, lift and carry items up to 60 pounds in the course of performing required activities. Workers must be detail oriented, work quickly, efficiently, and have the endurance and strength to bend over for a long period of time. Hours and days of work may vary due to weather conditions including exposure to sun, wind, rain, mud, dust, heat, cold and other natural elements. Workers may be offered more than the standard hours to work on a workday. Hours of work may increase / decrease depending on crop yield, and / or weather conditions and can occur at any time during the season.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
RITTER PRODUCTION FARMS, INC.
Location:
Marked Tree, AR 72365
Telephone Number:
+18703514741

Worksite

Address:
251 Arkansas 258 (Berry Farm), Judsonia, AR 72081

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24080-815712
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
See Addendum A for piece rate information
Date Posted:
4/5/2024

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