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Farmworkers and Laborers

Calhoun Farms

Clio, SC

$14.68 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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The farm work position includes duties associated with the harvesting and maintenance of tobacco, bagging corn and mending fencing for cattle. This work can require standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 75 pounds for long periods of time outdoors in all weather conditions. It also includes making important decisions based on size, coloring, and ripeness according to prescribed standards. This work requires adherence to important food safety and quality standard operating procedures and the ability to work quickly and consistently alongside fellow workers with a positive, professional, team-based attitude and a consideration for the safety and health of fellow workers and end consumers. Job Specifications Tobacco: Riding and/or walking behind a planting tractor, the worker will make sure that the seedling tobacco plant is completely surrounded by dirt, standing straight up and not buried by dirt. The worker will return the seedling trays to the greenhouse for cleaning and reuse. Harvest workers will move into a row of mature tobacco plants. The tobacco plant may be from 4 to 6 feet tall and spaced about 20 inches apart in each row. Starting at the bottom of the plant, the worker will bend over at the waist and pick the bottom two or three leaves from each plant. Staying bent over, the worker will move down the row of mature tobacco repeating the above process. The bottom leaves may be as low as two inches from the ground. The worker will place the picked leaves under his arm. Once the worker has gathered an armload of leaves, he will carry it to a field sled. The leaves must be laid neatly onto the field sled. The worker will then return to the row and repeat the process. All workers must be able to distinguish ripe tobacco by observing the color of the leaves. Care must be exercised to prevent breaking of the plants. Workers must be able to move quickly along the rows and move in unison with the field sleds. Workers must remove all flowering tops and suckers from tobacco plants. Workers will assist in removing tobacco from barn and baling it to be loaded on trucks. Workers are required to work in fields when tobacco leaves are wet with dew or rain. Worker should be able to stand for prolonged periods of time to prime (pull) leaves, which are from two to ten inches from the ground. Workers may be exposed to noxious plants, insects. Workers will be required to spread tobacco evenly by hand to conveyor belts, pick trash from harvested leaves, put in curing bins, push and pull curing bins and open and close curing bins. Workers must be able to pin a curing bin correctly. Cured leaves will need to be picked up and placed on picking line. Proper training will be given in operation of a baler. Cotton and Peanuts: Workers will be hand weeding and using a hoe to keep the fields cleared. Corn: Workers will place ears of corn in bags, tie bags, stack bags and shrink-wrap pallets of bagged corn. Lifting is required. Livestock: Worker will be required to mend, move, repair and/or maintain cattle fences. Worker will be required to perform maintenance and repairs and cattle facilities. Worker will be required to clean cattle buildings using a volume hose and/or a pressure washer. This may require using a provided shovel, scraper or hoe and will require moving penning, gates, and feeders. Worker will be required to check, feed and attend to cattle. Workers will participate in transplanting, seeding, weeding, plowing, drainage, any tasks growing out of the above activities. Employees will be provided with hoes, shovels, tractors, plows, 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

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The employer may conduct drug/alcohol testing post-employment and at the employer's expense. The employer may conduct criminal background checks post-employment and at the employer's expense.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Calhoun Farms
Clio, SC 29525
Telephone Number:


Lauren Willis Road, Clio, SC 29525

Job Order Details

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