Valley Farms, LLC
Imlay City , MI

H2A Available Jobs

Number of Workers Requested:  35

FARM LABORER: Worker will hand collect onions from the corner ends of the fields spanning a length of 50 feet and gently place into 5 gallon buckets. Worker will then carry full buckets of onions weighing up to 50 pounds and gently dump in the center rows in the field to prepare the rows to be harvested mechanically. Worker will be required to weed in carrot and onion fields by hand or using a hoe. Worker will be required to identify and remove undesired plants, without causing harm to or removing adjacent carrot and onion plants. Worker will be required to stoop, bend, and work on hands and knees for long periods of time. Hoes will be used in the weeding process at discretion of management. Worker will be required to efficiently use the hoe without causing damage to carrot or onion plants and may be transferred to solely hand weeding if supervisors find hoe damage to carrots or onions. Worker may be required to pick up and move 5 gallon buckets of onions, weighing up to 50 pounds, to ends of rows as directed by supervisor. Worker will assemble boxes by hand by grasping flattened box, folding flaps down and pushing tabs into locked position. Worker will apply a sticker with the code date and product code to the assembled box. Workers will conduct various farm, field and packing house clean up tasks such as cleaning the break room, restroom, office, sweeping and shoveling onions and cleaning equipment and work area as instructed by supervisor. MAINTENANCE: Worker will be responsible for general repairs and maintenance of farm equipment 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. IRRIGATION: Workers will be asked to dig trenches using a shovel and load, unload, carry and connect irrigation pipe. Workers will also inspect new and pre-established irrigation pipe to make sure equipment is working properly. Workers will be required to lift 60 pounds. DRIVING: 1. Tractor Driving: Worker may be required to operate a tractor and engage in general tractor work, including but not limited to transporting, pulling, pushing, and the loading and unloading of product. 2. Forklift driving: Worker will operate forklift to load and unload both empty and full containers from tractor trailers to semi-trailer, or set aside in loading area as directed by supervisor. 3. Truck driving: If worker is eligible to drive under Michigan law and has appropriate license endorsement, Employer may require worker to drive to and from the worksite and within 30 miles as directed. 4. Trailer driving: If worker is eligible to drive under Michigan law and has appropriate license endorsement to operate vehicle/tractor with attached trailer, Employer may require worker to transport trailers to and from worksites within a 30 mile radius. Worker will move trailers throughout field/loading area to allow harvest crew to put harvested product on trailer. Worker must also inspect for product not meeting quality standards and report to supervisor. Pay will be hourly.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:  Yes
Months of Experience Required:  3
Special Requirements:
Job requires worker to complete tasks in for General Farm Labor for carrots, onions, sweet corn, leafy greens, lettuce, and pumpkin. Hand harvest of sweet corn, leafy greens, and pumpkin. Packing of onions, lettuce, and carrots. Experience Requirement: 3 months verifiable experience in commercial vegetable weeding. 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 weeding and 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):  10:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:  Valley Farms, LLC
Location:  Imlay CityMI 48444
Telephone Number:  +18107244725

Worksite

Address:  804 N Van Dyke Rd.
       Imlay City , MI 48444
For H2 Jobs, upload DOL Job Order: job_order-16-1.pdf
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