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Rouge River Farms

Verona, VA

H2A Available Jobs

Number of Workers Requested:  96
Crops/Commodities: sweet corn and green beans. Workers will plant, cultivate, and harvest green beans and corn. Use hand tools including, but not limited to shovels, hoes, and knives. Plant roots, seeds, and bulbs. Spread plastic or other ground covering. Clean plastic by hand from ground upon removal. Till soil. Weed and thin plants. Transplant plants by hand. Stake/tie plants, trellis/prune plants, and set poles and wires for vine plants. Pick, cut, lift, or pull crops. Tie vegetables in bunches. Grade, size, and field pack product. Take care to prevent damaging produce and plants. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. Bending, stooping, and kneeling required. Use hand tools including but not limited to hoes, shovels, shears, clippers, loppers, and saws. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Use power equipment including but not limited to tractors, planters, mowers, plows, sprayers, cultivators, power shears, chain saws, high lifts, forklifts, skid loaders, harvesters. Must operate agricultural equipment safely, with or without direction. Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs. Repair fences. Install/maintain irrigation systems and water lines. Move and install irrigation pipes and equipment. Dig and maintain ditches. Connect irrigation drip tape using scissors, screwdriver and/or tweezers. Check daily for water leaks. Repair water leaks as needed. Disconnect irrigation hoses to avoid disrupting harvesting equipment. Work is done in the field for long periods of time. Workers may assist in handling product weighing up to 50 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 required in fields when plants are wet with dew and rain, and may be required during light rain, snow, moderate winds, direct sun, high humidity, and extreme temperatures. Temperatures in fields during working hours can range from 10 to over 100 degrees F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honeybees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker’s ability to perform the job. Workers should be able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Workers will operate a forklift. Workers will palletize, stack, and move product. Load product into the following: hydrocooler, cooler, bin dumper, and refrigerated trailers. Workers will stand at an exit table and grab tray packs from the exit table and place the packs into shipping boxes/cases/containers depending on the specifications of the customers. Workers may also work on the “sorting line” grading freshly harvested product, distinguishing between good and bad depending on supervisor instructions. Excellent manual dexterity is required in both hands to grasp trays repeatedly throughout the shift. Workers may be required to lift 50 lbs. repeatedly throughout the shift. Workers will stack the finished product boxes/cases/containers onto pallets. Workers will label and/or strap or wrap palletized product. Workers may stack crates/RPC’s/eco boxes/containers on pallets. Workers may occasionally empty crates of corn weighing up to 60 lbs. for packing purposes. Forklift operators may load unprocessed product into a bin dumper and remove empty bins from production room. Forklift operators may move palletized product from production room to coolers. Both unprocessed and processed product may need to be moved by forklift operators in and out of coolers, including hydrocoolers. Forklift operators will also move product from sorting line to hydrocooler. Forklift operators will also move product from coolers to loading docks and refrigerated trailers.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:  No
Special Requirements:  Positions sought by this labor certification are in sweet corn and green bean production/packing work. To be considered for the jobs, applicants must be willing to work in vegetable packing facility or vegetable field production. Workers must be able to perform manual and mechanized tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Saturday work required. Post-hire employer-paid drug testing required. Must be able to lift/carry 50 pounds.
Number of Hours Per Week:  55
Work Schedule (Start/End time):  6:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:  Rouge River Farms, Inc. – VA
Location:  Verona, VA 24482
Telephone Number:  +15402480280

Worksite Address:

945 Lee Hwy, Verona, VA 24482

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