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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworker

Georgia Berry Association

Hoboken, GA

$14.68 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+19125505163
Email address to Apply:
billy@cajennfarms.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
30
Job Duties:
Plant, cultivate, harvest, and pack blueberries and blackberries. Prune and tie bushes and vines. Use hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, loppers, and knives. Harvest berries by walking down assigned rows picking all ripe berries and placing into buckets. Workers must use care to pick bushes clean of all berries of the correct color and size that are suitable for shipment to fresh fruit markets, as instructed by their supervisor. Berries are perishable and must be picked and packed within a limited time of harvest. Must pay close attention to not damage crop during harvest. Operate agricultural equipment to harvest berries, load, and transport berries to onsite packing shed. Clean, pack, load and unload harvested products. Grade and sort products according to specified factors and discard defective, inferior and/or foreign matter. Place acceptable products in specified containers according to grade. Use pallet jack to load berries as needed. Inspect bushes for damage, disease or insect infestation and remove or replace as directed by farm manager. Prune and thin bushes according to supervisor's instructions. Clean fields when harvest activities are complete. Till soil and apply fertilizers and pesticides. Clean, adjust, and repair agricultural equipment. Construct trellises and repair farm fences and buildings. Install/maintain irrigation systems and water lines. Move and install irrigation pipes and equipment. Dig and maintain ditches. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. Remove weeds and grass from around the bushes and from the row middles, maintaining a 3 to 5 foot weed free strip between rows. Perform duties such as spreading mulching around plants. Bending, stooping, and kneeling required. Use hand tools including but not limited to hoes, shovels, shears, clippers, loppers, and saws. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Assist with farm building/packing house/field maintenance, cleaning, and repairs while meeting food safety requirements. Repair fences. Workers with a clean driving record (no major moving violations such as but not limited to Driving While Intoxicated or Reckless Driving) and able to obtain an insurable driver's license may drive company vehicles. Workers with appropriate licenses and a valid doctor's certificate may drive other workers. Employer reserves the right to conduct employer-paid upon-suspicion drug testing. Any employee who declines to take or fails a drug test will be immediately terminated.
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:
Housing is only available to workers and is not offered to non-working family members. Employer possesses and controls premises at all times. Female workers will be provided bedroom and bathroom facilities shared only with other female workers. Common areas of the housing may be shared with male workers. Workers must vacate housing promptly at the end of contract period or upon termination, in accordance with state law.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Georgia Berry Association
Location:
Hoboken, GA 31542
Telephone Number:
+19125505163

Worksite

Address:
615 Tobie Jacobs Rd, Hoboken, GA 31542

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24093-847638
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Per Flat (6oz)
Date Posted:
4/19/2024

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