General Farmworker

  • Seasonal Jobs H2A & H2B
  • United States
  • Nov 09, 2019

Job Description

General workers will perform duties associated with driving tractors, field prep, water main., fertilizing, stock and harvest crop which includes manual shovel work and hoeing of weeds, spot spraying treatments and general farm labor. Repair and maintain equipment, field, farm, levees, shop and roads. Load and unload trucks. Crawfishing involves manually cutting of fish bait, baiting, and checking crawfish traps. Grade and wash crawfish for shipment, make and repair crawfish traps as needed. Must have 3 months prior experience. Worker's will receive $11.33 per hour as stipulated by the U.S. DOL. Free housing will be provided to workers who live outside the area of intended employment. Transportation and subsistence costs to the place of employment will be reimbursed to any worker who lives outside of the intended employment upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier if appropriate. Transportation to and from work site will be provided by the employer for workers who live in housing provided by the employer. Worker will be guaranteed 3/4's of the hours specified in the work contract. Tools, supplies and necessary equipment will be provided at the employer's cost. Worker must be able to lift/carry 50lbs. M-F, some Sat/Sun, OT varies. Employer may require random, upon suspicion or post accident drug testing, this will be paid for by the employer and performed by lab or employer choice. This testing will take place post hire and is not a pre-employment requirement. Testing positive of failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment. Workers may be required to perform work on the farm that is incidental to producing the crops such as repairing buildings, maintaining grounds, operate tractor/farm equipment, incidental crop set up when needed, gardening, etc. Workers may operate tractors, forklifts, bush hogs, mowers, sprayers, harvester or any other equipment, whether it is manually or power equipment. Workers are expected to perform duties, including bagging, boxing, weighing and loading/unloading trucks with product. 8 hours per day is normal, Monday-Friday and hours vary on weekends with an unpaid lunch break. The worker may be requested but not required to work 12-14 hours per day and/or on the workers Sabbath or Federal holidays depending upon the conditions in the fields, weather, crop, and any other factors beyond control of employer. The employer will designate time for lunch and breaks. Worker may be requested to work Saturday and/or Sunday and holidays during peak times and special needs, but not required. Extreme heat, cold and drought may affect working hours. Employer will offer 40 hours/week, weather permitting and crop conditions permitting. Worker will report to work at Employer designated time and place each day. Workers may be offered more than the specified hours in a single day. Workers may also volunteer to work additional hours when work is available. Workers should expect occasional periods of little or no work due to weather, crop of other conditions beyond the control of the Employer. This can happen at any time throughout the season. Any and all request for a leave of absence must be made in writing to the employer. All absences shall count towards hours offered for the purpose of the three quarters guarantee. These requirements pertain to both domestic and foreign workers. Workers should expect adjusted work schedules, occasional periods of little or no work because of weather, crop or other conditions beyond the employers control. These periods can occur anytime throughout the season.