Plant, cultivate and harvest crops including soybeans, corn, cotton, wheat, peanuts by hand or machine. Operate, repair and maintain tractors and other farm vehicles and equipment.
Prepare land for planting using a machine to clear and level fields, till soil and manually pick up roots. Operate machinery to plant and harvest soybeans, corn, cotton, wheat and peanuts. Once soybeans, corn, cotton and peanuts are harvested, workers will unload harvested crop into trailers and monitor and control moisture. Shovel grain into auger and peanuts onto conveyor. Carry supplies including bags and baling wire to the field. Ride on machinery and brush debris from furrow plowing spouts. Cultivate and thin crops using a hoe. Remove undesirable and excess growth such as tassels, suckers, and weeds using hand tools or by hand. Load and unload seed and/or fertilizer. Attach farm implements, such as a plow, disc, and drill to tractor. Repair and maintain farm equipment and implements. Assemble and repair fences and farm buildings. Participate in irrigation activities including repairing underground irrigation. Work in groups to set up irrigation equipment, including carrying lines and putting in underground emitters. Operate irrigation equipment. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Use pick ax and shovel to make new irrigation ditches in the field. Use brooms, blowers, shovels and vacuum cleaning devices to clean barns, trucks and other equipment. Use mowers and weed eaters on employers premises around wells, buildings and farm equipment. Farm, field and shed sanitation duties.Workers who have a valid driver's license and doctor's certificate may drive transportation vehicles to transport workers and may be offered additional hours Assist with all 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. Workers should be able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. 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 if the employer reasonably finds worker's performance during the trial period to be unacceptable. 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. All terms and conditions included in the job order will apply equally to all workers, both U.S. workers and H-2A workers, employed in the occupation described in this job order.
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.