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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Agricultural Equipment Operators

Sotile Farms, Inc.

Donaldsonville, LA

$14.53 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+12257174329
Email address to Apply:
sotile@cox.net

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
3
Job Duties:
Workers will operate agricultural equipment to plant, cultivate and harvest sugarcane and soybeans. Operate agricultural equipment to prepare soil, chop out old stubble and level ground for planting; cultivate crops including running a disc to chop the ground; plant and harvest sugarcane and soybeans. Walk fields and check water levels. Manually drain fields using shovels. Prepare equipment and implements for planting and harvesting. Clean, repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and equipment. Clean and maintain fields, in and around shop and work areas. Inform farmer or farm managers of crop progress. Perform farm, field and shed sanitation duties. 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.). Non-U.S. workers may be displaced as a result of one or more U.S. workers becoming available for the job during the employer's recruitment period. Job abandonment will be deemed to occur after five consecutive workdays of unexcused absences. Workers may not report for work under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Job Classification:
45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operators

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 experience operating agricultural equipment required. Workers will be required to sit for up to 9 hours per day; must be at least 21 years of age. Lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Sotile Farms, Inc.
Location:
St. James, LA 70086
Telephone Number:
+12257174329

Worksite

Address:
Hwy 70, Donaldsonville, LA 70346

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24141-014579
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
5/29/2024

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