Bartley Farms
Dowagiac, MI

H2A Available Jobs

Specific Job Duties: GENERAL FARM LABOR: Worker will be required to hoe or pull weeds as directed by supervisor. For staking tomatoes and specialty variety peppers, workers will stake with 12 to 96 inch stakes by hand with stake pounders weighing up to 20 pounds. Workers may also stake with air driven machines. Worker will sprout young shoots on the tomato plant as needed for optimum plant potential. Workers will pull out of ground and pick up 12 to 96 inch in length tomato stakes and place them in approved container. Worker will hook up and repair vegetable and apple irrigation. Worker will repair, clean and sanitize harvest buckets, bags, bins, and equipment as instructed. Workers will conduct pruning activities. Workers will conduct various farm and field clean up tasks such as raking brush, picking up rocks and roots and mowing grass on farm property as directed. 1. Mechanic: Worker will be responsible for general repairs and maintenance of farm equipment and irrigation on the farm. Worker will repair farm equipment using shop tools such as a torch, power saw, air impact, and wrench. Shop tools will be provided by employer. 2. Bus Driving: If worker is eligible to drive under Michigan law and provides proof of no infractions from official source, Employer may require worker to drive Employer-provided vehicle to and from the worksite and to locations within 30 miles as directed. 3. Farm Equipment Operation: Workers may be required to operate tractors and other farm equipment during field operations incidental to the production of the crop. Before any worker is required to operate any farm equipment, the worker will be instructed in the proper and safe operation of a tractor and applicable equipment. Workers will be required to operate tractors and equipment according to instructions and in a manner that protects the operator, other workers, trees, crops, and equipment. Failure to obey operating and safety instructions will result in progressive disciplinary action, described in attached work rules. 4. Plastic Laying: Worker will ride the machine monitoring the rolls of plastic as the machine creates the row of plastic. Workers on ends of rows will hold plastic as machine moves away down row unrolling plastic. Worker will cut the plastic at end of row, use a shovel to place plastic into ground and make the rows even and straight, and also will conduct clean-up activities. Worker will unload plastic and drip-tape from truck and load plastic and drip- tape on plastic machine as needed. Workers may be asked at times to jointly lift up to 120lbs of plastic from truck. 5. Tunnel Assemble and Disassemble: Workers will be required to move productively along the row as instructed by supervisor in the following various steps. Worker will roll back tunnel plastic and securely pin the sides every 4 feet as directed by supervisor. Worker will lay out hoop wire as directed. Worker will stand up wire; place into ground at a depth instructed by supervisor; wire must be even and vertical. After tunnel is prepared, worker will plant as described above in this document. Worker will raise up, close the sides and pin securely to wire as directed. Worker may close and open tunnel as directed by supervisor. Worker will remove and collect pins and dump into storage bins. Worker will pull out wire into bundles and place back onto wire racks as directed. Worker will cut ends of clear plastic with knife as to not disturb the black plastic as directed. Worker will pull clear plastic out of ground as instructed by supervisor. Pay will be hourly.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:  Yes
Months of Experience Required:  3
Special Requirements:
Drug testing not utilized as pre-employment tool. See work rules for more information regarding post-employment drug testing Experience Requirement: 3 verifiable months commercial tree fruit and/or vegetable hand harvest experience required. Applicants must furnish job references from employers of the last 3 years establishing acceptable prior experience Season Commitment: Job offered requires worker be available for and worker agrees to work every day that work is available for entire employment period. Worker must be able to perform job description duties in safe manner consistent with established safety procedures. Worker must possess requisite physical strength and endurance to repeat harvest process throughout workday. Worker must work at sustained pace and make good faith efforts to work efficiently as reasonable under working conditions.
Number of Hours Per Week:  40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):  7:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:  Gary F Bartley
Trade Name/Doing Business As:  Bartley Farms
Location:  DowagiacMI 49047
Telephone Number:  +12697825362

Worksite

Address:  42 01 31.47N 86 09 56.27W
        Dowagiac, MI 49047

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