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Crops/Commodities: oysters. This job requires a minimum of three months of verifiable prior experience working on an oyster farming operation, handling both manual and machine tasks. Applicants must be able to furnish verifiable job reference(s) or comparable third party documentation from recent employer(s) establishing acceptable prior experience. Workers must be able to perform manual and mechanized tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Workers will perform the following tasks related to aquaculture/farming operation: cultivate, grow and harvest oysters, through a four-part cultivation process; wash seed oysters by hand with hose, grade oysters on shaking tables or graders, place juvenile oysters in floats or cages for deployment in the water; when oysters mature and are ready for harvest, remove/harvest oysters; wash, visually inspect, shuck, count, pack, refrigerate and prepare oysters produced by The Little Wicomico Oyster Company for sale, for pick up or local delivery; redeploy any oysters not ready for market back in water; clean, repair and maintain equipment (cage floats, upweller silos, trays and other equipment). Workers will be expected to perform all of the duties required with accuracy and efficiency. Workers will assist with facility/equipment maintenance. Employer has a strict prohibition on tobacco usage. No smoking or tobacco use of any kind will be permitted in any of the company buildings or near the doors or entrances to any of the company buildings, in worker housing, near combustible engines, such as outboards, pressure washers, pay loaders or by any fuel storage areas, on the barge or in any of the outside work areas. This is necessary to protect against disease, which is transmitted by hands and tools contaminated with tobacco by-products. Smoking is only allowed at lunch break in the designated smoking area outside the eating area. Employer reserves the right to discharge any employee found smoking in non-designated areas. Work is done for long periods of time. Workers may assist in handling product weighing up to 60 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet. Workers must work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Work may be required during light rain, snow, moderate winds, direct sun, high humidity and extreme temperatures. Temperatures during working hours can range from 30 to over 100 degrees F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop operations. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a workers ability to perform the job. Workers should be able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Workers with a clean driving record (no major moving violations such as but not limited to Driving While Intoxicated or Reckless Driving) and able to obtain an insurable driver’s license may be required to drive company vehicles. Workers with appropriate licenses and a valid doctor’s certificate may be asked to drive other workers. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Applicants must be able to furnish verifiable job reference(s) or comparable third party documentation from recent employer(s) establishing acceptable prior experience. All workers will be subject to a five-day trial period, during which the employer will evaluate workers’ performance of required tasks. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker at the conclusion of the trial period if the workers performance fails to satisfy the employers reasonable expectations, or is otherwise unacceptable.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:  Yes
Months of Experience Required:  3
Special Requirements:
This job requires a minimum of three months of verifiable prior experience working on an oyster farming operation, handling both manual and machine tasks. Applicants must be able to furnish verifiable job reference(s) or comparable third party documentation from recent employer(s) establishing acceptable prior experience. Workers must be able to perform manual and mechanized tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Workers with a clean driving record (no major moving violations such as but not limited to Driving While Intoxicated or Reckless Driving) and able to obtain an insurable driver’s license may be required to drive company vehicles. Workers with appropriate licenses and a valid doctor’s certificate may be asked to drive other workers.
Number of Hours Per Week:  48
Work Schedule (Start/End time):  8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:  The Little Wicomico Oyster Company, LLC
Location:  HeathsvilleVA 22473
Telephone Number:  +18044365671

Worksite

Address:  309 Railway Dr
        Heathsville, VA 22473
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