Plant, cultivate, and harvest soybeans and corn. Operate farm vehicles, tractors and agricultural equipment. Maintain fields and work areas. Check vehicles to ensure that mechanical, safety and emergency equipment is in good working order. Move equipment between locations. Use hand tools such as shovels, trowel, hoes, tampers and knives. Transplant and weed crops. Perform field preparation and field clean up including burning fields, and using equipment to clear and level fields. Till soil and apply fertilizer, pesticides and herbicides. Properly load seed onto the hopper for planting. Remove undesirable and excess growth such as tassels, suckers, and weeds using hand tools or by hand. Load and unload harvested products. Participate in irrigation activities. Walk fields to check on and maintain adequate water supply to crops from wells. Drain excess water from field. Dig, clear, and maintain ditches to drain water from fields. Use shovels for end of season draining of fields. Perform general farm maintenance including weed and grass control. Repair fences and farm buildings. Clean in and around grain bins, grain pits, work areas, housing areas and maintain buildings and grounds, including mowing and weed eating.As a minor activity assist with minor repairs and maintainence on farm vehicles, implements and agricultural equipment. Using the employers vehicles, licensed drivers may transport workers and may be offered additional hours. Assist in Good Agricultural Practices policies. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a workers 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 workers 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 workers performance fails to satisfy the employers reasonable expectations, or is otherwise unacceptable. Employer may terminate a worker for lawful job-related reasons, including but not limited to situations in which the worker: (1) Is repeatedly absent or tardy; (2) malingers or otherwise refuses, without cause, to perform the work as directed; (3) commits act(s) of misconduct or repeatedly violates the Work Rules; and/or (4) fails, after completing the two day introductory period, to perform work in a competent and skillful manner, consistent with the employer's reasonable expectations. Non-U.S. workers may be displaced as a result of one or more U.S. workers becoming available for the job during the employers recruitment period. Job abandonment will be deemed to occur after five consecutive workdays of unexcused absences. Workers may not report for work under the influence of alcohol or drugs.