Farmworkers #2476438Magnolia Greene Inc.
Temporary Farmworkers 3/4 contract hrs and the hourly rate noted below guaranteed (piece rates may apply). Additional monetary benefits may apply.
Tools/supplies and, if applicable, worker housing provided. Travel costs reimbursed at 50% of contract and upon completion of contract (earlier if appropriate). 3 months experience and a reference required.
General Job Description (Not specific to this job posting):
Agricultural Workers maintain the quality of farms, crops, and livestock by operating machinery and doing physical labor under the supervision of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers.
Duties Agricultural workers typically do the following:
- Harvest and inspect crops by hand Irrigate farm soil and maintain ditches or pipes and pumps Operate and service farm machinery
- Spray fertilizer or pesticide solutions to control insects, fungi, and weeds
- Move shrubs, plants, and trees with wheelbarrows or tractors Feed livestock and clean and disinfect their pens, cages, yards, and hutches
- Examine animals to detect symptoms of illness or injury Use brands, tags, or tattoos to mark livestock to identify ownership and grade
- Herd livestock to pastures for grazing or to scales, trucks, or other enclosures
- Administer vaccines to protect animals from diseases
The following are examples of types of agricultural workers:
- Crop, nursery, and greenhouse farmworkers and laborers do numerous tasks related to growing and harvesting grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and other crops.
- They plant and seed, prune, irrigate, harvest, and pack and load crops for shipment.
- Farmworkers also apply pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers to crops.
- They repair fences and some farm equipment.
- Nursery and greenhouse workers prepare land or greenhouse beds for growing horticultural products such as trees, plants, flowers, and sod.
- They also plant, water, prune, weed, and spray the plants.
- They may cut, roll, and stack sod; stake trees; tie, wrap, and pack plants to fill orders; and dig up or move field-grown shrubs and trees.
- Farm and ranch animal farmworkers care for live animals, including cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, horses, poultry, finfish, or shellfish.
- These animals are usually raised to supply meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk, or honey.
- These farmworkers may feed, herd, brand, weigh, and load animals.
- They also keep records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides.
- Many workers clean and maintain animal housing areas every day. On dairy farms, animal farmworkers operate milking machines.
$10.95 per hour, 48 hours per week.