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Tim Fisher Farm

Colt, AR

H2A Available Job

Number of Workers Requested:  71
Crops: Rice, Soybeans, Corn, Sweet Potato, Watermelons, Pumpkins, Cantaloupes. Workers will plant, cultivate, and harvest crops named in this job order. Workers will be responsible for preparation of field beds, assisting in installation of drip irrigation and black plastic. Workers will operate various farm equipment including trucks and tractors. Workers will maintain equipment, clean equipment and shop and winterize equipment. Workers will haul crops to storage sheds, use mowing equipment to maintain farm roads & right of ways. Use ladders to maintain the walls of the potato sheds. Lay poly pipe & walk behind the tractor. Will maintain all grain and potato storage to keep it pest free. Workers may also perform duties as a working crew leader. Workers will perform these duties while working with the other seasonal workers. Perform all tasks involved in the growing, harvesting, packing, and storage of crops. This includes sweet potatoes, bedding, cutting slips, transplanting slips, pulling and/or chopping weeds and harvesting with the use of mechanical harvesting equipment, field grading sweet potatoes. This also includes for other row crops (soybeans, milo, corn, rice,), watermelons and pumpkins, pulling and/or chopping weeds. Workers must notify supervisor/employer of any material issues. Workers must report any safety and/or food violations to their supervisor immediately. Field Work: Workers will roll out and remove plastic on sweet potato beds. Roll out cloth and remove cloth from sweet potato beds. Workers will cut sweet potato slips, stack slips into cartons and load cartons onto a truck. Workers will use mechanical sweet potato harvesting equipment to harvest sweet potatoes. Sanitation Requirements: For food and general personal safety purposes, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly critical when hand harvesting crops for human consumption. Employees are required to cleanse their hands by washing them thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom and before entering the fields for harvest activities. All workers must report all injuries and illnesses to their employer. As well any communicable disease such as but not limited to diarrhea, or any other infectious disease or illness. Workers shall report immediately any cuts or abrasions that cause open bleeding. Workers will work in all duties involved in planting, growing and harvest sweep potatoes. Workers will plant, cultivate, and harvest sweet potatoes. Workers will cut planting slips, and place in container according to instructions. Workers will use care when working with potato knife. Workers will walk along row that have been previously plowed. Workers will drip potato slips into ground and cover back up with dirt. Workers will remove weeds manual either by hand or with a hoe. Workers will stoop, bend, and kneel to pick up sweet potatoes using hands and fingers to dig out exposed potatoes. Workers may grade in the field separating #1’s and #2’s into separate 5/8 field hampers. Canners, when harvested will be placed into a separate bin. Damaged and diseased potatoes will not be harvested. Full hampers weighting up to 35 lbs. will be carried to ruck row to be loaded into truck or trailer. Workers will be required to stay on their assigned row. Workers may also be required to wash the sweet potatoes and get the ready for sale.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:  Yes
Months of Experience Required:  3
Special Requirements:  All applicants must have at least 3-months experience as a farmworker. Applicants must be able to furnish affirmative job references from recent employers. Applicants must be able to furnish affirmative job references from recent employers operating comparable operations establishing acceptable previous experience. Must be physically able to meet and perform all job specifications stated in job order. Must be able to work in the hot humid weather for extended periods of time. Workers may be subject to post hire, and random drug testing at no cost to the employee. All drug testing will occur after the worker begins his or her employment and is not a part of the interview process. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:  35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):  7:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:  Tim Fisher Farm
Location:  Wynne, AR 72396
Telephone Number:  +18702385500

Worksite Address:

17 Hwy 1, Colt, AR 72326

Tagged as: H2A Available Jobs

For H2 Jobs, upload DOL Job Order: job_order-2024-05-06T210145.351.pdf
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