Agricultural Worker

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

Job Description

Worker needed for rice, soybean, and crawfish and farm. Work includes tractor driving, field prep, water maintenance, fertilizing, planting and harvesting of crop. Field prep includes manual shovel work on levees and manually hoeing weeds, spot spraying of treatments and general farm labor. General farm labor includes walking levees to check for water leaks and manually shovel to repair breaches, (16%). Crawfishing involves manually cutting up fish bait, baiting and checking traps and maintaining fields. Checking traps involves walking in water to lift trap, empty crawfish into a floating container then re-bait trap, then pull floating container to next trap, (75%). 25% of crawfish traps are checked with a motorized boat. At the end of a levee the crawfish are transferred from the floating container into a sack with 50 lb +/- in each sack. Later the sacks are manually loaded on a motorized ATV and brought to a pick-up truck. All transfers are manually done. Workers must be able to lift/carry 50 lbs. M-F , some Sat/Sun, OT varies. Employees may be compensated above the stated hourly wage, this decision to pay above the prevailing hourly wage will be made by the employer, basing this decision on factors that include the individual recipients performance and work history. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray and related chemicals, etc. may affect workers' ability to perform the job. Repair and maintain equipment i.e. crawfish traps that are bent or crushed need to be re-molded by hand to their original shape, (3%). Harvesting rice and soybeans-individual is required to climb on top of transport truck and level grain; the filled truck is covered with a tarp, (6%). Employer may require drug testing upon - post hire, random, upon suspicion or post accident, at no cost to employee. Testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment. Job involves stooping, lifting and working outside in inclement weather conditions. All tools necessary for job are provided. Some OT may be requested at $11.33/hour. The Adverse Effect Wage Rate of $11.33 Employer will comply with all obligations under 20 CFR 655.120(a) an employer must offer, advertise in its recruitment, and pay a wage that is the highest of the AEWR, the prevailing hourly rate or piece rate, the agreed-upon collective bargaining wage, or the Federal or State minimum wage, except where a special procedure is approved for an occupation or specific class of agricultural employment. Employees may be compensated above the stated hourly wage, this decision to pay above the prevailing hourly wage will be made by the employer, basing this decision on factors that include the individual recipient's performance and work history.