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Keith Harris Farms, Inc.

Benton, KY

H2A Available Job

Number of Workers Requested:  28
The employer will furnish, without charge, all tools, supplies, and equipment required in the performance of the specified work. Workers will be charged for any willful damage or loss of such tools and equipment. Greenhouse: Workers may seed plant trays. Workers may clean and wash plant trays. Workers may apply water and fertilizers to plants in trays. Workers may clip and mow plants. Workers may load plant trays onto trucks and wagons Setting Tobacco: Workers may ride setting machine to plant crops. Workers may plant by hand. Workers may load plant trays onto equipment for setting. Workers may stack and remove trays from fields. Workers may prepare fields for planting. Workers may reset missing plants by hand. Top/Oil Tobacco. Workers may pull suckers from plants. Workers may break tops & bad leaves from plants. Workers may apply oils to tops of plants. Cutting Tobacco: Workers will cut ripe plants off at the ground using tobacco knife and spear stalk over metal spear on to a wooden stick (stick is 48? long, one end is stuck in the ground and metal spear is placed on other end). Workers will drop sticks in standing tobacco, before cutting, by hand or by machine. Workers will transfer loaded sticks from ground to wagon or trailer in an orderly fashion. Industry standard is six (6) plants per stick. (Stick and plants may weigh up to 80 pounds Worker may remove tops & seeds from plants Workers may cut plants by hand and place on wagons for curing. Housing Tobacco: Workers will transfer loaded stick from wagon or trailer to other workers standing on rails in the tobacco barn. Workers standing on rails will either hang sticks between rails and separate plants or transfer to another worker standing on the rails above them (rails may be 48? apart and from 6 feet to 40 feet above ground). Stripping Tobacco: Workers may place wood & sawdust in barns for curing process. Workers will remove tobacco from rails in the barn and transport tobacco to stripping room. Workers will pull leaves from plant stalks by hand and place in bailing machine. Workers will operate bailing machine and may be asked to separate leaves into two (2) or more quality grades of tobacco prior to bailing. Diversified crops: corn, beans, wheat Workers may fill planters with seed from 50lb. Bags. Workers may operate equipment to prepare fields. Workers may spray crops for weeds and grass. Workers may apply water and fertilizers. Workers may restock trucks and equipment with seed bags. Workers may use equipment to prepare fields for planting. Workers may load and unload harvested crops for shipping and storage Hay & Straw: Workers may cut and bale hay, straw with equipment. Workers may load and unload bales onto trucks or wagons. Workers may load bales in barns for storage. Workers may load trucks for shipping. Workers may prepare fields for next crop. Produce/Diversified Crops, Tomatoes, Corn, Strawberries, Melons, general Produce Workers may set plant trays in fields, by hand or equipment. Workers may chop weeds and grass from plant rows. Workers may stake and tie plants. Workers may clip or prune plants. Workers may discard harvested plants from fields. Workers may pick mature produce and box for shipping. Workers may load and unload boxes for shipping. Workers may carry boxed produce to and from trucks and wagons. Workers may clean and prepare fields for next crop. Workers may apply water and fertilizers to fields

Job Requirements

Experience Required:  Yes
Months of Experience Required:  3
Special Requirements:  Other Related Duties: Workers may chop weeds from between plants with a hoe. Workers may keep fields clean from grass and weeds, by hand. Alternative Work: Alternative work may only be required if the first week wage guarantee listed in 20 CFR 653.501 is invoked. Workers will begin at an assigned time, 7:00 am and continue until 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If work is available beyond normal workdays the employer may offer, but not require, the worker the opportunity to work additional hours. Workers are not required to work the Sabbath Day or Federal Holiday.
Number of Hours Per Week:  35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):  7:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Location:  BENTON, KY 42025
Telephone Number:  +12707037177

Worksite Address:

703 Waller Cemetery Rd. Benton, Ky. 42025, Benton, KY 42025

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