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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farm Workers

Michael Gaspard Farms, LLC

Lettsworth, LA

$14.53 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+12257184615
Email address to Apply:
velvettetalley@gmail.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
23
Job Duties:
Plant, cultivate and harvest sugarcane and soybeans. Duties performed are approximately 70% manual and 30% mechanized. Operate farm vehicles, tractors and agricultural equipment. Prepare fields for planting. Work in groups to plant sugarcane while walking behind moving wagon when needed. Use hand tools such as shovels, machetes and knives. Duties may include plowing, harrowing, tilling soil, weeding crops and applying fertilizers. Dig and maintain ditches. Clean and load harvested products. Load field wagons with sugarcane stalks that have been segmented using machetes. Walk behind wagons and hand plant sugarcane at designated intervals in furrows. May use tractor to move crop to designated area as directed by supervisor. Mow, cut and weed fields. Assist with cleaning, maintenance, and repairing equipment, fences, and farm buildings. Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements and agricultural equipment. Operate farm vehicles to load sugarcane onto trailers to assist with the completion of the harvest process. Dig, clear and maintain ditches to drain water from fields. Workers must operate all equipment properly and in a manner that protects operator, others, the employer's products and property. Inform farm managers of crop progress. Preform post-harvest activities. Workers who have a valid driver's license and doctor's certificate may drive employer's vans or other transportation vehicles to transport workers on and off the farm and may be offered additional hours. 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.
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 outdoors in inclement weather conditions. Work requires repetitive movements, frequent walking, standing, sitting, reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, pushing/pulling and lifting, carrying and loading up to 50 lbs. Employer is a drug free workplace. Drug testing is conducted post-hire at the employers expense and is not part of the interview process.
Number of Hours Per Week:
70
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 7:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Michael Gaspard Farms, LLC
Location:
Lettsworth, LA 70753
Telephone Number:
+12257184615

Worksite

Address:
Bean Field Road (31.030017, -91.671851), Lettsworth, LA 70753

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24143-025155
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
6/17/2024

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