FT temp Brush Clearers

at Progressive Solutions in Monticello, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Progressive Solutions LLC, located in 613 East McCloy Street, Monticello, AR, 71655, has 160 full time temporary job openings for Brush Clearers starting 10/1/2022 and ending approximately 12/15/2022.   No experience necessary, no minimum education required; applicant must be 18 yrs of age and complete company application. Progressive Solutions maintains a drug free workplace & workers may be subject to post-employment drug testing as required by government contracts. 

Work consists of using backpacks to apply herbicides and using other tools to control vegetation in rights of way, rangeland, wildlife areas, industrial sites, and other areas. After 3 wks of training, trainee must be able to identify plants, follow established procedures, & properly apply herbicide mixtures at a minimum of 20 gal. per day. Job requires physical stamina to walk 10 miles/day over rough terrain, carrying 35lbs of equipment, in adverse conditions (hot weather, poisonous plants, insects, and snakes). Work will be done on tracts of land varying in size from less than an acre to 1,000s of acres.  All equipment provided by employer at no cost to the worker.

Employment will start in Marshall, AR at an hourly wage of $12.03 where trainees will undergo paid training.  Trainee must travel to designated location independently and attend all training. Company will provide training & pay test fees for applicator certification.

Extensive travel required during work period lasting approximately 2 1/2 months from 10/1/2022 to 12/15/2022 throughout all areas of intended employment in AR, AL, CO, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MN, MO, MS, MT, ND, NE, OK, OR, SD, TN, TX, UT, WA, WI, and WY. Employer offers optional transportation to the trainees from designated rally location to daily job sites & between work locations.

Employer will pay the cost of lodging to the extent such costs would reduce pay below the offered wage rate for the area of intended employment.

H2b trainees will be reimbursed in the first work week for all visa, visa processing, border crossing and other  related fees, including those mandated by the government, incurred (except passport fees).

Travel expenses and subsistence from the place of recruitment to first work site will be reimbursed sixth (6th) pay period or at 50% completion of the work period, whichever is least.  Upon completion of the work period or where the trainee is dismissed earlier, employer will arrange and pay for transportation and subsistence back to place of departure, except, where the trainee will not return due to subsequent employment with another employer or voluntary abandonment of employment. The paid expenses for transportation shall be equal to the costs charged by the most economical and reasonable common carrier for the distance involved. Daily subsistence pay for inbound and outbound travel shall be at least $14.00 per day without receipts or a maximum of $59 per day with receipts.

Hourly wages vary depending on work location as established by Dept. of Labor prevailing wage rates: AR: $11.86-14.46, AL: $11.26-15.69, CO: $16.56-16.84, IA: $15.46-21.00, ID: $13.31-16.26, IL: $12.60-19.15, IN: $12.89-16.53, KS: $12.79-19.56, LA: $11.37-16.60, MN: $15.14-19.68, MO: $12.28-19.56, MS: $11.00-14.09, MT: $14.51-18.29, ND: $15.92-19.91, NE: $13.17-16.84, OK: $12.27-14.93, OR: $15.45-18.52, SD: $12.61-16.01, TN: $13.20-14.89, TX: $11.00-16.68, UT: $13.31-16.13, WA: $14.48-20.08, WI: $13.76-18.17, and WY: $13.45-16.38.  Employees may qualify for a discretionary bonus based on total wages upon completion of work.  Basic employment is 40 hours per week, M-F, 7:00am to 3:00pm; but, weekly work hours can fluctuate due to weather & contract schedules with some Sat and Sun required. OT pay after 40 hours: AR: $17.79-21.69, AL: $16.89-23.54, CO: $24.84-25.26, IA: $23.19-31.50, ID: $19.97-24.39, IL: $18.90-28.73, IN: $19.34-24.80, KS: $19.19-29.34, LA: $17.06-24.90, MN: $22.71-29.52, MO: $18.42-29.34, MS: $16.50-21.14, MT: $21.77-27.44, ND: $23.88-29.87, NE: $19.76-25.26, OK: $18.41-22.40, OR: $23.18-27.78, SD: $18.92-24.02, TN: $19.80-22.34, TX: $16.50-25.02, UT: $19.97-24.20, WA: $21.72-30.12, WI: $20.64-27.26, and WY: $20.18-24.57. Trainees who hold a valid driver’s license, meet all company driver standards and pass company driver test may be offered additional work hours to transport workers and/or materials. 

The employer will use a single workweek as its standard for computing wages due. Workers will be paid on Friday (weekly) by check.

Pay deductions as required by law.

Apply at nearest State Workforce Agency, 477 South Main St., Monticello, AR 71655, T: 870-367-2476; Job Order #3446232.

Progressive Solutions LLC 613 E. McCloy St., Monticello, AR 71655, fax 870-448-3072/phone 501-218-3326. EOE/AA:Male,Female,Disabled,Vets

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Job Posting: 3446232

Posted On: Jul 03, 2022

Updated On: Jul 02, 2022