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Farm Workers and Laborers, Crop

T and M Farms LLC

Cadiz, KY

$15.14 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Job Duties:
Setting Tobacco:Workers may but not limited to:Load and transport trays of tobacco plants to field:Ride on setting machine and either set plants in prepared holes in ground or drop plants through setting machine carousel:Walk behind setting machine and tamp ground around newly transplanted plants.Cutting Tobacco:Workers may but not limited to:Cut ripe plants off at the ground using a tobacco knife and spear stalk over a metal spear on to a wooden stick (stick is about 48" long, one end is stuck in ground and the spear is placed on the other end):Transfer the loaded stick from ground to wagon or trailer and load sticks on the wagon of trailer in an orderly fashion. Industry standard is six (6) plants per stick (stick & plants may weigh up to 80 pounds & tobacco plant may be 7 feet tall).Housing tobacco:Workers may but not limited to:Transfer stick from wagon or trailer to other workers standing on rails in the tobacco barn. Workers standing on the rails will either hang tobacco between rails or transfer tobacco to workers standing on the rails above them (rails are 48" apart & from 6ft. To 40 feet above the ground).Stripping tobacco:Workers may but not limited to:Remove tobacco from rails in barn and transport tobacco to stripping room; Pull leaves from plant stalks by hand and place in baling machine; Operate controls of a baling machine and may be required to bail tobacco by quality grades. Workers may chop weeds from and between tobacco plants with a hoe; remove tops and suckers from plants as and apply side dressing. Produce/Diversified Crops: Workers may but not limited to: seed plant trays and bed plants. Clean and wash plant trays. Apply water and fertilizers to plants. Clip and mow plants. Load plant trays on trucks/wagons. Plant trays in fields. chop weeds and grass. Stake and tie plants. Clip or prune plant. Discard harvested plants from fields. Pick mature plants and box for shipping. Load and unload boxes from shipping. Carry boxed produce to and from trucks and wagons. Clean and prepare fields for next crop. Apply water and fertilizer to fields.General farm maintenance and other duties as required in the farming operation maintenance. Includes but not limited to: preparing barns, draining fields, preparing land for planting, dropping sticks in field, maintenance and repair of tools and equipment and other work that is directly related to growing tobacco or the crop and activities for which the worker was hired. Alternative work includes: repairing fences, assisting with livestock, and removing weeds from pasture fields and any general farm maintenance. Such work will be offered when climate or crop conditions preclude working in the primary activities stated above. Work will begin at an assigned time shortly after daylight and could continue until after dark A normal work week is Monday through Friday from 08:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m. and Saturday 08:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If work is available beyond normal workdays, employer may offer, but not require, worker an opportunity to work additional hours. Workers will report to work at designated time and place as directed by assigned employer each day. Workers may be requested to longer hours per day depending on the conditions in the fields and the maturity of the crops. Also, the workers may be requested to work on federal holidays and their Sabbath but will not be required to do so. Workers may volunteer to work additional hours when work is available. Workers should expect occasional periods of little or no work because of weather, crop or other conditions beyond the employer's control. These periods can occur anytime throughout the season.Worker may be required to work in the fields when tobacco and/or produce leaves are wet with dew or rain and should have suitable clothing for conditions which include light rain and temperatures ranging from 60 degrees to more than 100 degrees. The employer will furnish, without charge, all tools, supplies
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:
Special Requirements:
Workers should be able to stand, bend, stoop, walk and lift 60-80 pounds up to 40 feet high for prolonged periods of time and must be physically fit and able to perform the duties as described. Employees may be required to take random drug and/or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment. All testing and background check will occur after employment has started and is not a part of the interview process. Workers may be required to submit to a criminal background check, at no cost to the worker. Felony convictions that employer reasonably believes, consistent with current law, will impair the safety and living conditions of other workers or other individuals on the farm will result in immediate termination. Failure to comply with request for criminal background check may result in immediate termination of employment.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
T and M Farms LLC
Cadiz, KY 42211
Telephone Number:


T and M Farms LLC 2405 Kings Chapel Road, Cadiz, KY 42211

Job Order Details

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