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McLain Farms, Inc.McLain Farms, Inc.

Lyons, GA

H2A Available Job

Number of Workers Requested:  59
Perform manual labor to harvest Vidalia onions by picking up onions, clipping top and roots using shears, placing in bucket, walking to bin and dumping bucket into bin. Workers will also manually grade and pack Vidalia onions. Workers will transport onions according to supervisors’ instructions. For mechanical harvesting, workers will ride on top of harvester, grade onions and clear out debris. Use hand tools such as shovels and shears. Weed crops. Clean, count, check, and pack products. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow, and cultivate crops. Inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress. Grade and sort products according to factors such as color, species, length, width, appearance, feel, smell and quality to ensure correct processing and usage. Discard inferior or defective products and/or foreign matter, and place acceptable products in containers for further processing. Weigh products or estimate their weight, visually or by feel. Place products in containers according to grade and mark grades on containers. Record grade and/or identification numbers on tags or on shipping, receiving, or sales sheets. Measure, weigh and count products and materials. Examine and inspect containers, materials and products to ensure that packing specifications are met. Record product, packaging and order information on specified forms and records. Remove completed or defective products, placing them on conveyors or in specified areas such as loading docks. Load materials and products into package processing equipment. Assemble crates and containers using hand tools. Clean containers, materials, supplies, or work areas using cleaning solutions and hand tools. Transport packages to customers’ vehicles. Assist with 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. Workers will have an unpaid lunch break. 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. TERMINATION. Prior to any termination for cause, employer evaluates workers’ performance of required tasks and compliance with Work Rules and other employer policies. Employer may terminate a worker for cause if the worker’s performance consistently and/or substantially fails to satisfy the employer’s reasonable expectations (in accordance with the criteria set forth herein), or otherwise engages in serious or egregious misconduct that endangers health, safety, or property. In assessing whether workers’ performance meets reasonable expectations, employer evaluates, among other reasonable criteria, whether the worker: (1) has adequately complied with the Work Rules and any other policies or procedures; (2) has complied with all health and safety guidelines, including the use of tools or equipment in accordance with best practices to protect the employer’s property, crops, and in a manner that avoids injury or damage; (3) has treated company property (tools, equipment, crops, fixtures, etc.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:  Yes
Months of Experience Required:  3
Special Requirements:  Three months of verbal commercial vegetable farm work experience is required. Lift, carry and load 60 lb buckets of onions into bin or onto conveyor belt, perform prolonged walking, sitting, pushing, pulling, bending and reaching and work outside in extremely hot and/or wet weather. Repetitive movements. Employer is a drug-free workplace. Drug testing is conducted post hire at the employers expense and is not part of the interview process. Negative results are required before starting work.
Number of Hours Per Week:  45
Work Schedule (Start/End time):  7:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:  McLain Farms, Inc.
Location:  Lyons, GA 30436
Telephone Number:  +19125268436

Worksite Address:

Bill Field – Lee Williamson Road, Lyons, GA 30436

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