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Published on Nov 27 2021

Farmworker: Diversified

$11.81  per hour
Visa required: H-2A
From Jan 17, 2022 to Nov 17, 2022

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C.S. McLeod Farms Inc

Hwy 145
McBee , SC 29101
United States

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Job description

Sanitation Requirements: For food and general personal safety purposes, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly critical when hand harvesting crops for human consumption. Employees are required to cleanse their hands by washing them thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom and before entering the fields for harvest activities or the packing facility for packing operations.
Worker must possess requisite physical strength and endurance to repeat the harvest process though out the workday, working quickly and skillfully to perform activities for which they were hired. Workers must work at a sustained, vigorous pace and make bona fide efforts to work efficiently and consistently that are reasonable under the climatic and other working conditions.

Worker must possess the physical strength and endurance (ability to continue or last) to repeat the harvest process though out the workday, working quickly and skillfully to perform activities assigned during that activity. Workers may not leave trash, or other discarded items in work areas or vehicles but must dispose of such items in provided receptacles. Workers must wash hands with soap and water after all bathroom and meal breaks. Allergies to varieties of ragweed, goldenrod, insecticides, related agricultural chemicals, etc., may affect workers ability to perform the work described herein. Workers should be physically able to do the worker described with or without reasonable accommodation. Must display the ability to move, place, climb and work from orchard ladders up to 6 feet in height, making the necessary adjustments for various procedures while carrying up to 30 pounds.

This farm work position includes duties associated with planting, pruning, thinning, picking, and packing peaches, melons, cantaloupes, blackberries, blueberries, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, corn, pumpkins, grapes, onions, collards and strawberries. This work can require standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 50 pounds for long periods of time outdoors in all weather conditions. It also includes making important decisions based on size, coloring and ripeness according to prescribed standards.
Pruning Peach Trees: While pruning trees, workers will receive proper tools for the particular job, i.e., saw, prunes, and hand snips. These tools will be returned to the employer at the end of the task. The cost of tools destroyed maliciously or lost carelessly will be charged to the worker. The supervisor will set a standard or pattern for each orchard and will demonstrate and communicate this to workers. Workers will be assigned rows of trees and must prune each tree according to the predetermined standard. In some instances, fruit pruning will be done from a six-foot ladder weighing up to 30 lbs. All workers must be able to lift and carry ladder, as well as work from the top of the ladder. Workers must remove all resulting material from the fruit trees rendered from performing pruning tasks. When pruning is complete on each tree, each worker is required to rake and scatter the resulting brush in the center of the tractor/equipment middles. As each row is pruned, workers will receive credit for the number of trees pruned. This number is transferred manually or electronically for production records. Workers will be required to pick up and return pruning ladders to the ladder wagon provided by the grower at the end of each workday or as directed by the grower or designed supervisor.

Special Requirements

Must have three months experience pruning peach trees. Applicants must be able to furnish affirmative job references from recent employers operating comparable operations. Must be physically able to meet and perform all job specifications stated in job order. Must be able to work in the hot humid weather for extended periods of time. Workers are subject to random drug testing at no cost to the employee. All drug testing will occur after the worker begins his or her employment and is not a part of the interview process. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination. Successful applicants will be subject to a trial period of up to 2 days during which their performance of required tasks will be evaluated. If the performance is not acceptable to the employer in its sole discretion the worker will be terminated.

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