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Farm Workers

Alejandra Munoz

Paint Lick, KY

$15.14 per hour


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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... Tobacco Chopping weeds and Topping: Chop weeds from between tobacco plants with a hoe and remove tops and suckers from plants. Cutting Tobacco: Cut ripe plants off at the ground using a tobacco knife and spear stalk over metal spear onto a wooden tick (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). 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: Transfer stick from wagon/trailer. Hand tobacco to worker in barn, transfer tobacco to workers standing on rails above them. Rails are 48 inches apart and from 6 feet to 40 feet above the ground. Stripping Tobacco and Preparing for Market: After tobacco has cured and ready to stripping by removing tobacco sticks from rails in barn, then remove the stalks from the sticks and transport tobacco to a stripping room. Tobacco is placed on bench in the stripping room, workers will remove leaves from each stalk onto plastic rings or canvas type sheets. The worker stands in this ring and removes leaves according to the grade of tobacco he is pulling, passes stalk to the next person who removes the leaves he is grading and so on until the leaves are all pulled from the stalk. The leaves will be dropped in the ring in which he/she is standing tamping the leaves down with his feet and when the ring is full a worker will pull the corners of the sheet together and remove from ring and place another sheet in the ring, and the tobacco leaves in bailing machine. Worker will operate controls of bailing machine pressing the leaves down until it reaches the required weight and place the grade number on bale as instructed by the employer. Stack bales in orderly fashion on trailer.
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 housing
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8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Alejandra Munoz
Lancaster, KY 40444
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7615 Richmond Rd, Paint Lick, KY 40461

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