Farmworkers and Laborers

  • Seasonal Jobs H2A & H2B
  • May 23, 2020

Job Description

Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. The worker will walk down the aisles between the plants in the corn fields, for the purpose of detasseling seed corn, remove rogue plants, weeds and volunteer corn plants from seed corn production fields. The worker in order to perform this kind of work must be able to work outside for at least 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in possession of the requisite strength and endurance, working quickly and skillfully with their hands. The employer will provide the tools necessary (if applicable) to perform the job described without charge to the worker. The employer will charge the worker for reasonable costs related to the workers refusal or negligent failure to return the tools or due to such workers willful damage or destruction of the tools. Field Clean-up: Workers may be required to perform miscellaneous field clean-up work. These activities include repair and or replace irrigation equipment, removal of debris, and other general field clean-up work as required. Workers performing field clean-up work will be paid the adverse effect wage rate, the prevailing rate or the minimum wage rage whichever is higher. Sanitation Requirements: For food and general safety purposes, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly critical when working in agricultural crops for human consumption. Employees are required to cleanse their hands by washing them thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom and before entering the fields. All workers must report all injuries and illnesses to their employer. As well any communicable diseases such as but not limited to diarrhea, or any other infectious disease or illness. Workers shall report immediately any cuts or abrasions that cause open bleeding. No tobacco, food, gum, candy, drink (other than water) or medication is allowed while working in the field. No jewelry, watches or fingernails longer than 1/8" are allowed. No open toe shoes or sandals are permitted. Glass bottles, drinking glasses, or any item made from glass are prohibited in the field. Improper hygiene will not be tolerated. Throw the used bathroom tissue into the toilet every time, then flush the toilet. Keep the restrooms, rest areas and portable facilities in the field clean for others. General Conditions: On the first work day, the employer will provide specific instructions and/or training (up to 6 hour) in the proper way to perform the crop activity. Thereafter, the worker will be expected to perform the task with diligence as instructed. By the beginning of the second working day (6 hours of work completed), workers will be expected to keep up with fellow workers, not to adversely affect the productivity of the other workers, and to perform the work in a manner specified by the employer and described herein. After the one-day (6 hour) training and acclimation period, workers who fail to meet this standard and/or fail to perform the work in the manner specified may be terminated.