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Farmworkers and Laborers

D & K Harvesting Inc

Boone, IA

$17.79 per hour


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Job Description

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The job requires a minimum of three months of experience in tasks associated with farm experience. In order to perform this kind of work must be able to work outside for at least six-6 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in possession of the requisite strength and endurance, working quickly and skillfully with their hands. Detasseling corn: Workers must comprise the ability to interpret the difference between male and female seed plants. Workers are required to remove all tassels from female rows of corn at the minimum rate of 0.10 acres per hour. If a worker does not detassel at the minimum rate of 0.10 acres per hour they will slow down the productivity of other workers who will have to account for the ineffective workers’ negligence. Also, a worker moving at a pace of less than 0.10 acres per hour will fail to meet the federal minimum wage standard. II is important to pull tassels in a timely fashion to avoid the production of pollen. If pollen is allowed to be produced the crop will be jeopardized. Tassels must be pulled straight out of the top of the corn plant, leaving all leaves with the plant. Workers are required to scan each row high and low to make certain all tassels are removed. In some fields, a cutter machine will cut the tips of the tassels from the female plants, followed by a puller machine that will go through and pull 40% - 85% of the tassels. Detasselers will then go through the fields to remove the remaining partial tassels that are not missed by the machine. Detasselers must remove 99. 7% - 100% of the tassels in the female rows to discourage a female corn plant from pollinating itself. Meaning that crews can only miss three (3) of every one thousand (1,000) plants before the job is deemed complete. When a worker misses more than three (3) tassels of everyone thousand (1000) plants an inspector will deem the job a failure, requesting that workers re-inspect the field to confirm the removal of missed tassels. If the worker is not mindful and removes leaves unnecessarily or does not entirely remove tassels the crop will be harmed. Consequently, if workers are not cognizant of the noted standards one must maintain to detassel corn the crop will be damaged and adversely affect productivity. Rogueing: Workers will walk through the aisles looking for and removing any plants that are damaged, appear unhealthy or have undesirable characteristics. Pre-Harvesting Activities: Workers may perform bagging services, including but not limited to, reading work orders, removing shrink wrap, removing old tags, hand stapling new tabs and general housekeeping in bagging work area. Workers may also provide conditioning services that include but are not limited to, using compressed air blown down equipment, sweeping kernels off equipment and floors, disposing of trash and kernels in appropriate trash receptacles, and verifying each piece of equipment is clean of any kernels before moving to conditioning next hybrid. Workers may work in the seed packaging services that include, but are not limited to, shelling, cleaning, bagging, treating, hand counting kernels, machine counting kernels of seed corn, lifting, scanning and stringing of packets. Assisting in the cleanup of equipment and work area during hybrid code changes. Cleaning the lawn area around the harvest complex, as well as cleaning the work area at the end of the shift. All employees must follow all quality control and safety measures while using personal protective equipment. The duties and responsibilities of workers may be revised verbally and/or in writing, as needed by the location manager and/or field supervisor. The workers must be able to speak English. Other Requirements: Workers seeking employment under this job order must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Additionally, applicants must be able to furnish job reference(s) from recent employer(s) establishing acceptable prior experience.
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:
D & K Harvesting Inc
LaBelle, FL 33935
Telephone Number:


1249 S Avenue, Boone, IA 50036

Job Order Details

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