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Field Crop Farmworker

in Ashley County, AR

Job Description

Seasonal/Temporary work from 2/10/2022 thru 8/1/2022

Perform manual labor to plant, cultivate, harvest, grade and pack tomatoes and peppers. Transplant, irrigate, weed, thin, prune, trellis, and stake and string tomato and pepper plants. Operate, repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements and mechanical equipment. Use hand tools such as shovels, hoes and knives. Till soil, apply pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers to crops. Work alongside tractor and trailer that are moving through the field while workers harvest produce. Workers will not break skin of tomato, drop tomato, or leave any appropriate product on the plant
during harvest. Clean, pack and load harvested tomatoes and peppers. Install or remove items required in plasticulture. Install and remove stakes, wire, netting and string. Grade, sort, wash, select, label, pack and load harvested products. Assemble cartons, crates and containers using hand tools. Grade and sort products according to specified factors and discard defective, inferior and/or foreign matter. Place acceptable products in specified containers according to grade, which is marked on containers. Stack containers in specified locations. Record grade and/or
identification number on tags and/or shipping, receiving or sales sheets. Examine and inspect containers, materials and products to ensure that packing specifications are met. Stack boxes onto pallets, transport vehicles or trailers. Clean and maintain packing facility, fields and equipment. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches and work areas. Construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings and participate in irrigation activities. Set up and operate irrigation equipment. As a minor activity, plant and harvest watermelons and cucumbers. Assist with Good Agricultural Practices policies.

Workers who hold a valid license may transport workers and/or deliver, load, and unload, our products at storage or market locations within a 150 mile radius of our location and may be offered additional hours.

Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker’s ability to perform the job. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason.

Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a worker’s Sabbath or federal holidays. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start time.

Workers should expect occasional periods of little or no work because of weather, crop or other conditions beyond the employer's control. These periods can occur anytime throughout the season. Workers may be assigned a variety of duties in any given day and different tasks on different days.

TERMINATION. All workers will be subject to a two day introductory period, during which the employer will evaluate workers' performance of required tasks. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker at the conclusion of the introductory period if the worker’s performance fails to satisfy the employer’s reasonable expectations, or is otherwise unacceptable.

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Job Posting: 3148106

Posted On: Nov 29, 2021

Updated On: Nov 29, 2021