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Forest Workers

Trees Are Us Forestry, LLC

Warren, AR

$16.20-$23.76 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18708205111
Email address to Apply:
treesareusforest@aol.com
Web address to Apply:
arjoblink.arkansas.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
60
Job Duties:
Manual itinerant work to perform hand tree planting, pre-commercial thinning, and herbicide application to reforest and maintain timberlands. Plant bare-root or containerized trees using a shovel, hoe dad, dibble bar, or hoe. Transport trees in a tree bag and select optimum planting location that meets spacing, soil and shade requirements. Bare soil as needed. Dig holes at pre-determined intervals. Place seedling in hole and pack soil firmly around plant using foot and planting tool. Sort tree seedlings, discarding substandard seedlings, according to standard charts or verbal instructions. Identify diseased or undesirable trees and remove them, using power saws or hand saws. Thin and space trees and control weeds and undergrowth, using manual tools and chemicals, or supervise workers performing these tasks. Fill sprayer tanks with water and chemicals, according to formulas. Perform reforestation or forest renewal. Confer with other workers to discuss issues such as safety, cutting heights, or work needs. Check equipment to ensure that it is operating properly. Mix herbicides for application to trees, shrubs, lawns, or botanical crops. As a minor activity, mark boundary lines. Workers who apply for and obtain, or currently hold a FLC or FLCE certificate of registration with driving authorized by the USDOL Wage and Hour Division during the employment period may transport workers, count and check, and may be offered additional work hours. Employer may pay a piece rate of $30.00 per 1000 trees planted correctly or an hourly wage of $19.16 in MS, $23.76 in AR, $21.10 in AL, $20.48 in GA, $16.20 in LA, and $21.10 in SC, whichever is higher. or applicable piece rate, whichever is higher. If a piece rate does not result in average hourly piece rate earnings during the pay period at least equal to the amount the worker would have earned had the worker been paid at the hourly rate, the worker’s pay will be supplemented to increase the earnings to the equivalent hourly level.
Job Classification:
45-4011.00 - Forest and Conservation Workers

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:
Must be 18 years or older. Requires physical stamina. Must lift and carry 50 lbs. Extensive walking over rough terrain. Work is in adverse weather. Production standard of 2000 tree seedlings planted correctly per eight hour day after one week of on the job training. Work schedule and locations dependent on weather conditions. Overnight travel is required. Must pass drug screenings. Saturday and Sunday work required, when necessary.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Trees Are Us Forestry, LLC
Location:
Warren, AR 71671
Telephone Number:
+18708205111

Worksite

Address:
1416 Old Monticello Rd., Warren, AR 71671

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-400-22213-389328
Multiple Worksites:
Yes
Additional Wage Information:
See job duties.
Date Posted:
9/7/2022

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