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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farm Workers

Pero Tennessee Farms, LLC

Pikeville, TN

$15.14 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15616350079
Web address to Apply:
jobs4tn.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
48
Job Duties:
Perform manual labor to plant, cultivate and harvest mini-sweet peppers. Workers will pull weeds; pull plastic; insert stakes and strings; cut strings; plant crops; lay plastic and perform irrigation activities. Hand harvest mini-sweets, place in bucket and take to dumper/trailer. Each worker will have a badge that will be scanned for piece work. Keep up with agricultural equipment during harvest. May plant, cultivate and harvest cauliflower, butternut squash, kale, broccoli and brussel sprout. Workers are also responsible for farm and field maintenance and sanitation including picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms and other farm sanitation duties. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, spray and harvest crops. Must comply with all Good Agricultural Practices policies. Workers must use care not to damage or bruise produce. At the option of the employer, local transportation may be contracted to a registered farm labor contractor. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason. Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a worker's Sabbath or federal holidays. Workers will have an unpaid lunch break. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start time. TERMINATION. Prior to any termination for cause, employer evaluates workers' performance of required tasks and compliance with Work Rules and other employer policies. Employer may terminate a worker for cause if the worker's performance consistently and/or substantially fails to satisfy the employer's reasonable expectations (in accordance with the criteria set forth herein), or otherwise engages in serious or egregious misconduct that endangers health, safety, or property. In assessing whether workers' performance meets reasonable expectations, employer evaluates, among other reasonable criteria, whether the worker: (1) has adequately complied with the Work Rules and any other policies or procedures; (2) has complied with all health and safety guidelines, including the use of tools or equipment in accordance with best practices to protect the employer's property, crops, and in a manner that avoids injury or damage; (3) has treated company property (tools, equipment, crops, fixtures, etc.), with care and respect, avoiding damage or improper cleanliness or maintenance standards; (4) has timely and consistently followed instructions duly communicated by supervisors, crew leaders, and management personnel; (5) has complied with the employer's quality control standards for ensuring a marketable product; (6) is not repeatedly tardy or absent, has reported to work at the time and place instructed, and remained at work for the agreed-upon work hours, unless such absence was excused or the worker timely communicated and sought approval for any deviation from such schedule; (7) has consistently performed the duties assigned, in the manner instructed, and has not purposefully malingered or acted in a recalcitrant manner (i.e., refusing without cause to perform certain duties, refused to follow instructions, performed work in in a careless or reckless manner that poses a risk to the employer's crops/commodities, company property, or the health/safety of others, 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

Experience Required:
No
Special Requirements:
Work outside in extremely hot and/or wet weather. Perform prolonged bending, reaching, walking and lifting up to 50 lbs. Repetitively swing mallet to insert stakes. Manual dexterity required. Employer is a drug free workplace. Drug testing will be conducted post hire, at the employer's expense and is not part of the interview process.
Number of Hours Per Week:
44
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Pero Tennessee Farms, LLC
Location:
Dayton, TN 37321
Telephone Number:
+15616350079

Worksite

Address:
830 Lynn Rothwell Road, Pikeville, TN 37367

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24128-966620
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Incentive - Harvest, mini-sweet peppers, 6 gallon bucket. Estimated hourly wage equivalent is $14.87/hr base on average 8.5 rate units per hour. Actual piece rate earnings depend on individual factors. Guaranteed minimum of AEWR.
Date Posted:
5/8/2024

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