Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery and Greenhouse

  • Seasonal Jobs H2A & H2B
  • May 23, 2020

Job Description

Workers will be expected to work in tobacco (flue cured) & other diversified crops such as: burley tobacco, pickle cucumbers, hay & straw, sweet potatoes, red & white potatoes, asparagus, cabbage, collards, squash, string beans, butter beans, sweet corn, long green cucumbers, bell pepper, eggplant, long hot pepper, turnips, grapes, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, field peas, strawberries, cherry peppers, banana peppers, Cuban-L peppers, blueberries, watermelon, cantaloupes, soybeans, cotton, onions, radishes, spinach, tomatillo, kale. Specific instructions & close supervision will be provided by the farm owner &/or supervisor designated by the grower. Workers will be expected to perform their duties in a timely & proficient manner & will have close supervision to insure adherence to instructions. Work will be closely monitored & reviewed for quality. Much More - See Attachment to ETA-790 Addendum C For Comprehensive Disclosure. Must be able to lift up to 60 pounds throughout the entire work day. To be employed in this agricultural employment opportunity worker must have one (1) month of verifiable general farmwork experience. APPROXIMATE TIME DURING THE CONTRACT PERIOD OF CROP ACTIVTIES FOR ALL COMMODITIES INCLUDED IN THIS APPLICATION: All of the time frames related to specific of job activities listed in the job descriptions for each commodity listed in Item 11 are approximations for the purpose of disclosure to potential applicants, applicants, & employees, both domestic & foreign. The job activities described may, in fact, occur earlier &/or later depending on a wide variety of variables including, but not limited to, weather conditions, weather disaster(s), Acts of God, disease pressure, positive or negative market conditions, availability or lack of availability of production inputs, high or low costs of available inputs, & other factors, that the grower could not reasonably anticipate at the time this application is submitted with NC SWA/ US DOL ETA & that is beyond the control of the growers. These developing factors could occur at anytime during the course of the growing season. TRANSPLANT PRODUCTION & PRE-PLANT ACTIVITIES: Workers may perform seeding activities in greenhouses to prepare for planting. Workers will move soil materials, fill seeding trays, plant seeds, water seedings, fertilize seedlings, monitor growth & growing conditions. Workers will also perform activities to prepare land for planting outside the greenhouse. These work activities anticipated to be performed at any time/various times throughout the entire period of employment. FLUE CURED TOBACCO: Growing Tobacco transplants: Greenhouse preparation, seeding, & maintenance; & plant bed preparation, seeding & maintenance. Transplant Activities. Cultivation & maintenance activities. Harvest, curing, baling, & preparation for marketing. These work activities anticipated to be performed at any time/various times throughout the entire period of employment. FLUE CURED TOBACCO: Job Description - Continued - Workers will plant, cultivate & harvest tobacco by hand. Harvest workers will move along rows & break off ripe leaves of tobacco. Workers will then place the leaves between their body & their arm until an armload has been gathered. Workers will then carry the tobacco in an orderly arrangement & place on the trailer. The worker will then return to their prescribed row & repeat the process. Workers must be able to distinguish ripe tobacco by observing the color of the leaves. Care must be exercised to prevent breaking of the plants. Workers must move quickly along the rows & move in unison with the field sleds. Workers may ride/operate mechanical transplanter for planting &/or mechanical harvester for harvesting. May walk behind transplanter to reset missing plants. May walk behind harvester to pick up dropped leaves. Workers must remove all flowering tops & suckers from tobacco plants in a careful manner that does not damage the plant. - continues-