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TOM'S Farm MarketTom’s Farm Market & Greenhouses Inc.

Huntley, IL

H2A Available Job

Number of Workers Requested:  11

Begin date: 6/10/2024

End date: 11/5/2024

Worker must possess the physical strength and endurance (ability to continue or last) to repeat the harvest process though out the workday, working quickly and skillfully to perform activities assigned during that activity. Workers must work at a sustained (continuing for an extended period of time without interruption), vigorous pace (quick and steady) and make bona fide efforts (made in earnest intent) to work efficiently (performing or functions in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort) and consistently (same way for a long time) that are reasonable under the climatic and other working conditions, Workers may not leave trash, or other discarded items in work areas or vehicles but must dispose of such items in provided receptacles. Workers must wash hands with soap and water after all bathroom and meal breaks. Allergies to varieties of ragweed, goldenrod, insecticides, related agricultural chemicals, etc., may affect worker’s ability to perform the work described herein. Sanitation Requirements: For food and general personal safety purposes, all workers will always be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices. 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 or the packing facility for packing operations. Workers will prepare fields for planting, plant, cultivate, harvest and pack crops named in this job order. Workers may be responsible for preparation of field beds, assisting in installation of drip irrigation, irrigation pipe, and black plastic mulch. Duties will include working in a greenhouse. Crops: Flowers, Strawberries, Green Beans, Peppers, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Asparagus, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Melons, Pumpkins, Fall Squash, and Gourds. Workers will drive tractors to prepare ground, seed and cultivate flowers, vegetables, and strawberries. Workers will set up irrigation systems for the above-mentioned crops and maintain them. By hand work plant, hoe, harvest, wash separate grade & pack Flowers, Strawberries, Green Beans, Peppers, Zucchini, Summer Squash, Asparagus, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Melons, Pumpkins, Fall Squash, and Gourds. Workers will care for plants in the greenhouse. Workers will bend and stoop and work on kneels for long periods of time caring for and harvesting the above-named crops. Must be able to lift and carry 60 lbs. bags of sweet corn. Agricultural Equipment Operation: Worker may operate tractors, forklift, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery for land preparation, maintenance and cultivation, Worker may operate equipment used in agricultural production, such as tractors and implements. Worker may manipulate controls to set, activate, and adjust mechanisms on machinery. Worker may load containers and products using forklifts. Worker may operate grading and digging equipment. Properly licensed workers will operate farm vehicles on public roadways. Worker may perform preventive maintenance and troubleshooting repair on equipment.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:  Yes
Months of Experience Required:  3
Special Requirements:  Must have three months experience hand harvesting vegetables. Applicants must possess a valid drivers license or obtain one within thirty days of hire. Workers will operate trucks and other farm equipment both on site and on public roadways. 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 are subject to random drug testing post hire at no cost to the employee. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:  40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):  7:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:  Tom’s Farm Market & Greenhouses Inc
Location:  Huntley, IL 60142
Telephone Number:  +18476693421

Worksite Address:

10214 Algonquin Rd, Huntley , IL 60142 

Tagged as: H2A Available Jobs

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