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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Planter, Laborer

1887 Farms, Inc.

Plaquemine, LA

$14.53 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+12256873591
Email address to Apply:
llirette@awilbertsons.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
1
Job Duties:
Plant, cultivate and harvest sugarcane and soybeans. Operate tractors, farm vehicles and agricultural equipment to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate and harvest sugarcane and soybeans. Load field wagons with sugarcane stalks that have been segmented using machetes. Workers will work in groups while walking behind moving wagons and will reach and pull to remove pre-cut sugarcane stalks from supply trailer and manually place and straighten predetermined numbers of sugarcane stalks into an open furrow at specific intervals/overlaps while bending or stooping. Use hand tools such as shovels, machetes and knives. Perform manual shovel work. Dig, clear and maintain ditches to drain water from fields. Pull weeds by hand. Minor activities may include repairing fences, farm buildings and agricultural equipment. Till soil. Applying fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. Cleaning and loading harvested product. Inform farm managers of crop progress. Using the employers vehicles, licensed drivers may drive trucks or other vehicles to haul crops, supplies, tools, or farm workers on or off the farm, and may be offered additional hours. Assist in Good Agricultural Practices Policies. 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.
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:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
Three months of farm work experience required. Perform prolonged sitting, bending, reaching, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying of 50 lbs. Workers will walk, stoop, or kneel repetitively when planting sugarcane by hand. Work in extremely hot, cold and/or wet weather. Must be 18 years or older. Employer is a drug free workplace. Drug testing is conducted post hire at the employer's expense and is not part of the interview process.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
1887 Farms, Inc.
Location:
Plaquemine, LA 70764
Telephone Number:
+12256873591

Worksite

Address:
Star Plantation- LA-77/Bayou Jacob Rd. and Enterprise Blvd., Plaquemine, LA 70764

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24131-982068
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
5/14/2024

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