Burch Farms
Faison, NC

H-2A Employer

Number of Workers Requested:  80

Crops/Commodities: cabbage, collard greens, peppers, sweet potatoes, squash. This job requires a minimum of 3 months of agricultural experience handling both manual and mechanized tasks including agricultural field work. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Drive tractors and planters, and operate other mechanized farm equipment to plant, cultivate, and harvest sweet potatoes. Use farm equipment to cut, pull, dig, thresh, clean, chop, bag, or bundle sweet potato crop. Load/unload harvested sweet potatoes or other materials manually or with mechanized equipment such as conveyors, or handtrucks. Work with potato knife. Cut and drop potato slips into ground. Cover slips with dirt by hand or with mechanical setter. Use mechanical diggers to harvest sweet potatoes. Grade and pack sweet potatoes on trailer. Take care to avoid skining or bruising potatoes. Harvest canners and place in separate bin. Damaged or diseased potatoes will not be harvested. Wash and prepare sweet potatoes for sale. Plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables. Use hand tools including, but not limited to: shovels, hoes and knives. Plant roots, seeds and bulbs. Spread plastic or other groundcovering. Clean plastic 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. Tie vegetables in bunches. Grade, size and field pack product. Take care to prevent damaging produce and plants. Install/maintain irrigation systems and water lines. Move and install irrigation pipes and equipment. Dig and maintain ditches. Install and remove levee gates. Apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other crop protectants. Apply fertilizers, plant growth chemicals, 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 employers 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. Prepare and/or clear land for planting using mechanized or hand equipment to remove trash, rocks, or other debris or material that may interfere with planting or harvesting activities. Level land by moving dirt and other materials. Equipment may include tractors, dozers, planters, mowers, plows, sprayers, cultivators, power shears, chainsaws, bobcats, skid loaders, high lifts, and light trucks or other farm vehicles. 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. Build/repair fences. Grade, size, and sort product according to color, shape, size, appearance, feel, and/or quality, in accordance with supervisor’s instructions and employer standards. Inspect products for damage/defects and discard inferior products and foreign matter. Place product in bins/trays and other containers according to grade and mark grades on containers. Weigh products and record weight and/or grade. Handle product carefully to prevent damage. Operate equipment safely, with or without direction. Must follow quality control standards and production procedures. Clean/sanitize work station and equipment. Must have sufficient hand and finger dexterity to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. Must be able to differentiate colors, textures, and other attributes of product to distinguish varieties and identify defects.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:  Yes
Months of Experience Required:  3
Special Requirements:
This job requires a minimum of 3 months of agricultural experience handling both manual and mechanized tasks including agricultural field work. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing required.
Number of Hours Per Week:  40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):  7:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:  Burch Equipment, LLC
Trade Name/Doing Business As:  Burch Farms
Location:  Faison, NC 28341
Telephone Number:  +19102675781

Worksite

Address:  685 Burch Rd
       Faison, NC 28341
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