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Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

Riley Farms

Salvisa, KY

$15.14 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Harvesting specifications can change from time to time during the season due to crop or market conditions, even on the same crop. Workers will be expected to conform to the specific instructions given for each days work. Work begins at an assigned time shortly after daylight. Work is performed during light rain and in high humidity and in temperatures ranging from 100 degrees to 35 degrees F. Workers will work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Workers will lift for prolonged periods of time and must be physically fit and able to perform the duties as described. All the tasks in the Job Description constitute one (1) job; the employer may assign workers to different tasks on any day or to multiple tasks during the same day in the sole judgment of the employer. Workers may be required to preform work, on the farm, that is incidental to farming the crops listed in the application, such as performing hand cultivation tasks, weeding or hoeing, cleaning and repairing farm buildings, weed beds, racks, grounds, operate tractor/farm equipment incidental to crop, clean fence rows and weed eating around barns and other out buildings, and fence rows, painting barns and fences, weeding, etc...The employer will train the workers for a period of two day after which the worker will be expected to work without constant supervision. Tobacco Chopping weeds and Topping: Worker will chop weeds from between tobacco plants with a hoe. Worker will remove tops and suckers from plants. Cutting Tobacco: Worker will cut ripe plants off at the ground using a tobacco knife and spear stalk over a metal spear onto a wooden sick (stick is 48" long and one end is stuck in the ground and the spear is placed on the other end). Industry standard is six (6) plants per stick (stick and plants may weigh up to 80 lbs. and tobacco may be 6 to 7 feet long). Worker will transfer the loaded stick from ground to wagon or trailer and load sticks on the wagon or trailer in an orderly fashion. Workers will be required to cut at least 60 sticks per hour after the 2 days training.Housing Tobacco: Workers will transfer stick from wagon to other workers standing on rails in the tobacco barn. Workers standing on rails will hand tobacco to workers standing on the rails above them. Rails are 48 inches apart and from 6' to 40' above the ground. Stripping Tobacco: When tobacco has cured workers will remove tobacco from rails in barn, remove the stalks from sticks and transport stripping room. Tobacco is placed on bench in stripping room and remove the leaves from each stalk. In the stripping room there will be 4 large metal rings about 2 feet deep, covered with large canvas type sheets. Worker stands in ring, removes leaves according to grade of tobacco he is pulling then passes stalk to next person who removes leaves he is grading until leaves are all pulled from the stalk. Leaves the worker is pulling is dropped in ring in which he/she is standing and tamps leaves down with his feet, when ring is full worker pulls corners of the sheet together, remove from ring and place another sheet in the ring, puts tobacco leaves in bailing machine. Worker will operate controls of bailing machine pressing leaves down until it reaches the required weight, places grade number on bale as instructed by the employer.
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 will train the workers for a period of two day after which the worker will be expected to work without constant supervision. Tools and Equipment: The employer will furnish, without charge, all tools, supplies, and equipment required in the performance of the specified work. Workers will be charged for any willful damage or loss of such tools, equipment and employer provided housing.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Riley Farms
Company Name:
Edwin Riley
Salvisa, KY 40372
Telephone Number:


253 John Jones Rd, Salvisa, KY 40372

Job Order Details

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