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Crop or Grain Farmworker

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Job Details
Job Order Number
720865
Company Name
JBO Harvesting, Inc
Physical Address
12636 Salt Barn Rd.
Laurel, DE 19956
Job Description

JBO Harvesting in DE. 40 temporary farmworkers openings. From 6/10/2020 – 11/10/2020. Multiple worksites in Sussex County DE . Farmworkers will perform assigned duties aThe worker will perform job duties as assigned by supervisor. They will vary from time to time depending on crop ripening and weather. The fruit and vegetable harvesting is temporary and will last from June to November.
Bell Pepper Hand Harvesting-In order to perform this kind of work, the workers must be able to walk down the field row carrying a harvesting bucket, bend down and look for the ripe peppers, gently twist them off the bush and place them in the harvesting bucket. The worker
will then take the full bucket of peppers over to the loading truck and hand it to the truck loader to dump into the large plastic bins on the loading truck. The empty bucket is given back to the worker and the process is started again.
Jalapeno Pepper Hand Harvesting-In order to perform this kind of work, the workers must be able to walk down the field row carrying a harvesting bucket, bend down and look for the ripe peppers, gently twist them off the bush and place them in the harvesting bucket. The
worker will then take the full bucket of peppers over to the loading truck and hand it to the truck loader to dump into the large plastic bins on the loading truck. The empty bucket is given back to the worker and the process is started again.
Watermelon Hand Harvesting-In order to perform this kind of work, the worker must be able to walk down the field row and use a knife to hand cut ripe watermelons off the vine for harvesting. The watermelons are then loaded in a bus by forming part of an assembly line, in
which the first worker bends down picks up the watermelon and it is passed on to consecutive workers by passing, catching, lifting, until it reaches the worker on the bus, who then sets it down and stacks them until the bus is considered full.
Tomato Hand Harvesting- In order to perform this kind of work, the worker must be able to walk down the field row, bend down, and look for the ripe tomato crop and cut the crop off the plant by using a twisting and pulling motion. The tomatoes are placed in a bucket until it
is full. The bucket is then taken to the loader on the loading truck to be emptied. The empty bucket is given back to the worker and the process is started again.
Cantaloupe Hand Harvesting- In order to perform this kind of work, the worker must be able to walk down the field row and find the ripe cantaloupe based on texture and color. The ripe cantaloupes are picked off the vine by hand. The cantaloupes are then loaded in a bus
by forming part of an assembly line, in which the first worker bends down picks up the watermelon and it is passed on to consecutive workers by passing, catching, lifting, until it reaches the worker on the loading truck, who then sets it down and stacks them inside a bin
until it is full.
Pumpkin Hand Harvesting-In order to perform this kind of work, the worker must be able to walk down the field row and use a pair of loppers to hand cut ripe pumpkins off the vine for harvesting. The pumpkins are then loaded in a bus by forming part of an assembly line, in
which the first worker bends down picks up the watermelon and it is passed on to consecutive workers by passing, catching, lifting, until it reaches the worker on the loading truck, who then sets it down and stacks them inside a bin until it is full.
JBL Pumpkin and Gourd Hand Harvesting-In order to perform this kind of work, the worker must be able to walk down the field row and use a knife and hand cut the ripe pumpkins and gourds off the vine for harvesting. The pumpkins and gourds are then stacked inside a
bucket until it is full. The bucket is taken to the loader on the loading truck to be emptied. The empty bucket is given back to the worker and the process is started again.
The worker must be able to work outside for 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather including, but not limited to extreme cold and hot conditions, direct sunlight, and rain. . Perform prolonged bending, reaching, and lifting loads up to 60 lbs. Work outdoors. Workers should expect periods of little/no work because of weather/crop/other conditions beyond the employers control. No cell phone usage during work hours. Only on breaks and emergencies. Proper work attire is required for example: long sleeves, long pants, and hard sole shoes preferably boots. Position requires extensive pushing, pulling, walking and stooping and exposure to extreme temperatures. 1 mth of experience. $13.34/ hr. 5-6hours a day for 6 days a week.

Housing provided at no cost to workers and those workers in corresponding employment who are unable to return to their place of residence the same day.
Tools, equipment and supplies provided at no cost to worker, for work day only, stored and maintained at farm.
Employer guarantee 3/4 workdays of contract. Work outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions, hot, cold and possible rain, hours may fluctuate (+/-); possible downtimes and/or extended hours.
Drugs & alcohol free work zone. Required to show proof legal authorization to work in United States.
Workers must have the required physical strength and endurance to repeat the process rapidly and skillfully involved in this type of
work. Workers will perform prolonged walking, bending, stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying 0-75 lbs. Due to the
nature of this type of work, there will be a Probationary Period of six (6) days beginning on the first day of employment for the
employee to acclimate to the job specifications listed under the Job Descriptions and Requirements. The worker will be given specific
instructions as to how to properly perform the work specified in the Job Description and Requirements Section on the first day of work.
Workers who do not perform the work as specified, may be terminated.
The employer will provide the tools necessary to perform the described job duties without charge to the worker. The employer will
charge the worker for reasonable costs related to the worker’s refusal or negligent failure to return the tools or due to such worker’s
willful damage or destruction of the tools.
Transportation & subsistence expenses ($12.46 to $55.00 daily with receipts) to the worksites will be paid by the employer upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier; Transportation between housing and worksite will be provided daily at no cost to the worker.
The payroll period is weekly. Employer will offer 36 hours per week. The employer will make all deductions from worker’s paycheck required by law.
The workers are covered by Unemployment Insurance and Workers Compensation. The employer agrees that no extension of employment beyond the period of employment shown on the job order will relieve the employer from paying the wages already earned, or specified in the job order as a term of employment, providing transportation or paying transportation expenses to the workers home.
The employer assures that all working conditions comply with applicable federal and state minimum wage, child labor, social security, health and safety, farm labor contractor registration and other employment related laws. Employer will comply with first week wage guarantee.

Workers will be provided with 3 meals a day.
Job offer states the charge, if any, to the worker for meals provided by the employer.

Return transportation and subsistence is paid upon completion of 100% of the work contract. The employer will furnish cooking facilities, utilities and utensils for workers to prepare their own meals. Employer will provide transportation to grocery or laundry mat, if not provided facilities in housing.
Employer will furnish the worker on or before each payday writing hours and earnings statements.
Workers who voluntarily abandon employment or are terminated for cause, and where the employer provides timely notification to the NPC and DHS, will relieve the employer for subsequent transportation and subsistence costs and the 3/4th guarantee. The employer may terminate the work contract where services are no longer required for reasons beyond the employer’s control due to fire, weather, or other Act of God. The 3/4th guarantee will be provided between the start and termination dates, make efforts to transfer the worker to other comparable work acceptable to the worker, and, if transfer is not viable, provide outbound transportation and subsistence.
The employer is to provide workers with a copy of the work contract, including any approved modifications, on the day work commences or as soon as practically possible.

Job Services offices or other organizations making referrals should insure that all applicants are thoroughly familiarized with the job specifications and terms and conditions of employment before a referral is made. Apply for job at the nearest SWA Local Office. Referrals are to speak to an Employment Specialist. Referrals are to apply only if they meet the qualifications of the job and to be familiarized with the job specification and terms and conditions of employment, who are able, willing and qualified to perform the work, who are eligible for employment in the United States, and who will be available at the time and place needed. Forward the resume to the FLC Unit. Then contact employer.


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