Farm Worker and Laborers

  • Seasonal Jobs H2A & H2B
  • United States
  • Jan 02, 2020

Job Description

Workers will perform assign duties as instructed by their supervisor. Tobacco: The short period of plantation: Workers will carry full tobacco plant trays in order to set tobacco by hand and by machine. When done by hand the worker will walk down the field make a 3 inch hole in the ground, place the plant in the hole, cover the hole firmly, and space each hole about 12 inches apart repeatedly throughout the daily shift. When setting tobacco by machine the worker must drop one plant in each cone repeatedly every two seconds without missing a cone. Any cone missed will be then set out by hand. Harvesting period: Workers will start in a row with the first tobacco plant cutting off the top flower by hand properly without damaging valuable leafs below. The worker must then use both hands in order to remove all the suckers that are in between the tobacco leaf and the stem of the tobacco plant. The worker will walk down his designated row working on every tobacco plant taking no more than 4 to 5 seconds. When this is finished the workers will again walk down the tobacco field on his designated row pulling off the bottom 3 to 5 ripe leafs off of every stock. If the leaf is not ripe you must leave it alone. The worker must stay down moving forward placing each leaf on his side until the worker has no more room and must walk over to unload his bundle of tobacco leafs into the tobacco trailer. Any leafs dropped by the worker must be picked up. The tobacco tractor and trailer will always be in the middle of the 12 person group moving forward. The worker must due this process 3 to 4 different period of times as leafs ripen on every stock. Sweet Potatoes: Plantation: Workers will select large sweet potato plant from the beds; they will cut the plant and place into a basket. Once the basket is full and tight the process will be done again. The worker must be able to complete three baskets every hour. Workers will then plant sweet potato by machine and by hand. When planting by machine the worker will set a plant on the butterfly device that holds the plant repeatedly. The plant end must stick out of the butterfly device at least 2-3 inches in order to be planted correctly. When done by hand the worker will walk down the field make a 3 inch hole in the ground, place the plant in the hole, cover the hole firmly, and space each hole about 10 inches apart repeatedly throughout the daily shift. Harvesting period: The worker will pick the sweet potatoes up from the ground by class. There are 3 types of classes of sweet potato that require harvesting at once which are number 1s (large potato), canner(medium small broken cracked unshaped potatos), and seed (small potatos). The worker must first select number 1s placing them in a 5/8 bu bucket, once the bucket is full, the worker will take the bucket to the truck and dump the sweet potatoes in the back of the truck. A small ticket will be given to you to keep and a total will be counted at the end of each day. The workers will then go back to the picking area and fill his bucket up with canner sweet potato. Once the bucket is full the worker will take the bucket to the truck and dump the bucket. The worker will go back to his picking area and fill his bucket up with seed sweet potato. Cucumber Plantation: Workers will select large cucumber plant from the beds; they will cut the plant and place into a basket. Once the basket is full and tight the process will be done again. Workers will then plant cucumber by machine and by hand. When planting by machine the worker will repeatedly set a plant on the butterfly device that holds the plant. The plant end must stick out of the butterfly device at least 2-3 inches in order to be planted correctly. When done by hand the worker will walk down the field make a 3 inch hole in the ground, place the plant in the hole, cover the hole firmly. Cucumber Harvesting: The worker will pick the cucumber up from the ground, placing them in a five gallon bucket