farm worker crop

  • Seasonal Jobs H2A & H2B
  • May 23, 2020

Job Description

Physical labor is needed for farm activities involved in burley tobacco production which includes harvesting and stripping of burley tobacco. Three months experience is necessary in the production of burley tobacco. Work in the fields can begin early in the morning when the leaves are wet with dew and the work will continue all day long even in weather conditions that can be as hot as over 100 degrees. Workers are required to be physically fit and able to perform the duties while standing, bending, stooping, walking and lifting sticks of tobacco, that weigh up to 60 pounds, all day long and while standing on rails that can be as high as forty feet from the ground on tiers four feet wide and six feet high. The worker is required to cut and spike no less than an average of 100 sticks, six plants per stick, per hour each hour during the cutting process. Workers must be able to work as a group, keeping pace with other workers in the production of the tobacco. All the time care must be exercised to prevent bruising and breaking of the tobacco plants and leaves. Care must be exercised in using the tobacco knife, spear and while climbing and standing on the rails. James Wilson is involved in the cutting, housing and stripping of tobacco and other work on his property in Hart County, KY. James Wilson will make daily individual work assignments, crew assignments and location of work as the needs of the operation dictate. Land is owned or leased but controlled by James Wilson. Workers may be assigned a variety of duties in any given day and different task on different days only on land either owned, leased but controlled by James Wilson. Steady and reliable attendance is a required must to each aspect of this job.