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Landis J. Spickerman

DBA Hermit Creek Farm

Highbridge, WI

H2A Available Job

Number of Workers Requested:  5
Plant, cultivate and harvest fruits and vegetables. Use hand tools including, but not limited to: shovels, hoes and knives. Plant roots, seeds, and bulbs. Spread plastic or other ground covering. Clean ground covering by hand from ground upon removal. Till soil. Weed and thin plants. Transplant plants by hand. Stake/tie plants, trellis/prune plants, and set poles and wires for vine plants. Pick, cut, lift, or pull crops. Move harvested vegetables to processing area. Tie vegetables in bunches. Grade, size, wash, and pack product. Take care to prevent damaging produce and plants. Manage orchard canopy to permit light and air circulation. Thin fruit and remove shoots, leaves and vines. Install and maintain bird netting. Assist/move harvested fruit from field to processing area. Setup, maintain, and operate irrigation systems and water lines. Apply organic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other crop protectants. Apply fertilizers, , conditioners, and other plant related treatments at the correct times depending on plant type, growth, climate, and crop conditions. Workers must operate all equipment properly and in a manner that protects operator, others, the employer’s products, and property. Failure to comply with safety requirements and operating instructions may result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Assist in farm equipment maintenance. Mechanical aptitude is a plus. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. Bending, stooping, and kneeling required. Use hand tools including but not limited to hoes, shovels, shears, clippers, loppers, and saws. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs. Repair fences and set up high tunnels. Must wear assigned personal protective equipment when required. Must report for work daily wearing work clothing and boots or other durable footwear. Workers wearing clothing inappropriate for work will not be permitted to start work. Outdoor work required when plants are wet, or during light rain, snow, moderate winds, direct sun, high humidity, and extreme temperatures. Temperatures in fields during working hours may vary. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Work is done outdoors for long periods of time and requires prolonged periods of standing and/or walking, repetitive movements, and frequent bending and/or stooping. Workers must be able to handle, lift, and carry heavy or bulky objects (product, containers) in accordance with the specified lifting requirements. Workers with a clean driving record (no major moving violations such as but not limited to Driving While Intoxicated or Reckless Driving) and able to obtain an insurable driver’s license may be required to drive company vehicles. Workers with appropriate licenses and a valid doctor’s certificate may be asked to drive other workers. Supervisor(s) will provide instructions and directions to workers. Workers must be able to comprehend and follow instructions and communicate effectively to supervisors. Unusual, complex, or non-routine activities will be supervised. Workers expected to perform basic duties in a proficient manner without close supervision. Allergies to common plant allergens, hay, hay/straw mulch, bees, wasps, 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.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:  Yes
Months of Experience Required:  1
Special Requirements:  This job requires a minimum of 1 months of agricultural experience working in a vegetable farm handling both manual and mechanized tasks. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Additional hours may be offered as dictated by weather or crop progression. Repetitively stoop, bend, push, pull, sit, and walk, cut, and haul plant debris, lift and carry up to 50 lbs, reach overhead for extended periods of time while using an 8 ft. ladder, and work outdoors in extremely hot, cold and/or wet weather. Must be 18 years or older.
Number of Hours Per Week:  45
Work Schedule (Start/End time):  7:00 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:  dba Hermit Creek Farm
Company Name:  Landis J. Spickerman
Location:  Highbridge, GA 54846
Telephone Number:  +17154925969

Worksite Address:

37099 Broeniman Rd, Highbridge, WI 54846

Tagged as: H2A Available Jobs

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