Perform manual labor to plant, cultivate and harvest rice, soybeans, corn and wheat by hand or machine. Use hand tools such as shovels, trowels and hoes. Lift up to 60 pounds of seed. Rogue rice, soybean and corn fields by walking fields on foot to remove undesirable off type varieties and other indigenous off type plants for purity of variety in production. These fields must pass inspection. Walking each field is required. Water soybean and corn fields using a shovel, hoe and poly pipe. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches and drainage ditches. Build, maintain, repair, open and close levee gates. Put down spillway openings, drain excess water, remove levee gates and regulate proper water depth in rice fields. Rice, soybean and corn crops must be checked to maintain adequate water supply. Ability to set up and maintain irrigation equipment for flood and furrows irrigation on all crops is required. Till soil and apply fertilizer. Weed and load harvested products. Repair fences and farm buildings. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate and harvest crops. Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment. Workers with a valid license and doctors certificate may transport other workers in vehicles provided and insured by the employer and 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. 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.
TERMINATION. All workers will be subject to a five-day trial 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 trial period if the workers performance fails to satisfy the employers reasonable expectations, or is otherwise unacceptable.