H2A Available Jobs
Number of Workers Requested: 15
Full Time: Yes
Plant, cultivate and harvest sugarcane and soybeans by hand or machine (70% equipment operation). Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, spray and harvest crops. Perform manual labor to primarily plant sugarcane. Work in groups to plant sugarcane by hand while walking behind moving wagon. Reach and pull to remove pre-cut sugarcane stalks from supply trailer and manually place and straighten predetermined numbers of sugarcane stalks into an open furrow at specific intervals/overlaps while bending or stooping. Use hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes and knives. Perform manual shovel work to dig and maintain drainage ditches and banks. Till soil. Transplant and weed crops. Repair farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities. Set up and operate irrigation equipment. Repair, maintain and clean farm vehicles, implements and mechanical equipment. Employees with a valid CDL endorsed driver’s license may operate trucks to transport cane and/or grain. Licensed drivers may transport workers and be offered additional hours. All vehicles will be monitored by a camera on the vehicle for safety purposes. Remove grass from around work areas. Clean and organize shop area. Apply herbicides, fertilizers and pesticides. Load seed into hoppers. Load harvested products. Inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress. Identify plants, pests and weeds to determine the selection and application of fertilizers. Record information about crops, such as yields or costs. As a minor activity, workers may plant, cultivate and harvest soybeans by hand or machine. Assist in Good Agricultural Practices policies. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker’s 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 worker’s 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 worker’s performance fails to satisfy the employer’s 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 employer’s recruitment period.
Experience Required: Yes
Months of Experience Required: 3
Special Requirements: Three months experience operating agricultural equipment to cultivate sugarcane required. Perform prolonged walking, bending, sitting, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting and carrying of up to 50 lbs. Perform repetitive movements. Climb 25 ft. ladders on grain bins. Requires physical stamina. Work is in inclement weather including extreme heat, cold and/or rain. Valid drivers license is required. All workers are required to operate self-propelled machinery, tractors and farm vehicles, which will be used to transport other workers. For safety reasons, and to comply with the law, a valid doctors certificate is required (U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division Form WH-515, Doctors Certificate, or equivalent). If an employee does not already have a valid certificate, the employer will schedule an exam post-hire at no cost to the worker. Workers who fail to present a valid certificate within 10 days after starting work or fail to maintain a valid certificate throughout
Number of Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule (Start/End time): 7:00 A.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Company Name: Ted Broussard Farms, Inc.
Location: Jeanerette, LA 70544-8200
Telephone Number: +13379236164
1564 Verdunville Rd., Franklin, LA 70538