Reference this job order number when inquiring about this position. Inquiries must be made prior to 09/14/2021.
REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 18 years of age. Must be available the entire work period of 06/15/2021-12/15/2021. Must agree to work Mon-Fri, 6 hours per day, Sat, 6 hours. Employer will provide transportation from employer provided living quarters to work site every day. Must read, and agree to, all terms and conditions of employment prior to a referral to the employer.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have at least 1 month of verifiable experience in all job duties. This job requires exposure to extreme temperatures, ability to lift 30 lbs., repetitive movements, extensive walking, frequent stooping, extensive pushing and pulling.
JOB DUTIES: Handling manual tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities. PICKLES: 1. Walking between rows thinning plants and hoeing out weeds, one row at a time. 2. Vine training, workers straddle the plant row, then move and tuck vines back into the row. 3. Picking- pick one row at a time. Sizes of pickles are: No. 1, 1 1/16 and smaller diameter. No. 2, 1 1/16 to 1 1/2 in diameter. To be picked into a 5/8 BU bucket, between 20 and 30 lb, Once the bucket is full to level full the worker will turn around and dump it on a self propelled conveyor belt. Once dumped the worker will repeat the process until the daily patch is picked. PEPPERS: Planting: Sit on a seat and put one plant per opening on a carousel planter as it moves up the field. The worker also puts new plant trays on planter racks at each end of field and removes the used trays and puts them back in the plant racks. HOEING: Worker hoes or pulls all weeds that are around the plants. Worker takes one row at a time until they reach the end of the field and then start the process all over again. PICKING: Pick one row at a time and don't change rows until they get to the other end of the field. The worker is expected to pick mature fruit without breaking branches off of plants. The peppers are to be picked in a 5/8 BU bucket, between 20 and 30 lb. Once the bucket is level full worker turns around and dumps bucket on a self-propelled conveyor belt. Once dumped, the worker will turn back around and start the process all over again. PULLING DRIP TAPE: Worker will take one bed at a time. They will start at one end of the field pulling black drip tape that is buried from one end to the other. Once worker reaches the end, pile up the tape and load it on a wagon. When this is done, start the process all over again. Trenching water off of field to a ditch using a shovel to cut a trench. PICKING UP STICKS AND STONES: The worker will pick up sticks and stones out of the field by using their hands. Once picked up the worker will throw them in a 5 gallon bucket, between 25 and 30 lb, load bucket on the tractor or wagon. PICKLE GRADING STATION: Workers would stand at a sorting belt that is moving in front of them and pick out imperfect pickles (cucumbers) and throw into a cull belt. They also might have to put large cardboards boxes together to put cucumbers into. 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 physical strength and endurance, working quickly and skillfully with their hands, a one month experience in this type of work is required. The employer will provide the tools necessary (if applicable) to perform the described job duties 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. Employees may volunteer to work additional hours when work is available. Workers should expect occasional periods of little or no work because of weather, crop or other conditions beyond the employers control. These periods can occur any time throughout the season, if workers request a leave of absence during these periods of no work, the hours will be deducted from the hours offered under the ETA 790A. A copy of the work contract or a copy of the ETA 790 in lieu of a work contract, and any modifications, will be provided to the H-2A worker no later than the time at which the worker applies for the Visa, or to a worker in corresponding employment, no later than on the day work commences. For an H-2A worker going from an H-2A employer to a subsequent H-2A employer, a copy of the contract will be provided no later than the time an offer of employment is made by the subsequent H-2A employer.
BOARD ARRANGEMENTS: Employer will furnish free and convenient cooking and kitchen facilities so workers are able to prepare their own meals. The employer will provide transportation to assure workers access to stores where they can purchase groceries.
HOUSING: Employer-provided housing is available for all workers who live outside a reasonable daily driving distance.
TRANSPORTATION TO WORK SITE: The employer will provide transportation for all workers living in the employer-provided housing to and from the daily work site(s).
WORKERS COMPENSATION INSURANCE: Provided.
TOOLS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT: Tools, supplies, and equipment needed to complete the job will be provided by the employer at no cost to the worker.
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