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Farm/Irrigation/Livestock Worker

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This is an out-of-state H-2A job order from Utah. This job order is copied as is from the holding state’s job order system

Job Title: Farm/Irrigation/Livestock Worker (Temp)
Salary: $13.13
Location: HEBER CITY, UT, 84032
Description: Temporary Need: 06/10/19 to 04/09/20. Three (3) full-time, seasonal, temporary Farm/Irrigation/Livestock Workers needed. Requirements: Must have twenty (20) days prior experience in farming/irrigation and livestock care, ability to lift and carry 100 lbs, have working knowledge of farm machinery, plant nutrition and growth, and livestock care. Location: Work will be performed in Heber, UT. Wage is $13.13/hour, 40 hours/week, Mon. to Fri.

Job duties may require a night shift spanning two calendar days due to crop and/or livestock demands. Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production of hay and beef cows. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to livestock production.

General Farm Work will include the following responsibilities: maintain, drive, attach and operate farm implements/tractors/equipment to till soil, plant, cultivate, fertilize and harvest crops; make minor mechanical adjustments and repairs on farm machinery; remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; remove rocks from field; paint/repair/maintain farm structures; replace/repair fencing; perform general cleanup of farm areas; operate motor bike or all-terrain vehicle in the course of performing duties.

Irrigation duties will include the following:

Hand lines: connect pipes; check alignment of pipe and adjust for proper water distribution; attach lines to water supply; turn valves to start flow of water; disassemble lines and carry pipes across fields at specified intervals; move pipes through freshly irrigated crops and/or plowed fields where mud may be deep at times; lift and carry pipe sections weighing approximately 40 pounds on a sustained basis.

Wheel lines: start gasoline engines, repair small engines and operate controls to move lines across fields at specified intervals.

Flood Irrigation: lift gate in side of flooded irrigation ditch/pipe permitting water to flow into bordered section of field; shovel and pack dirt in low spots of embankment or cut trenches in high areas to direct water flow; close gate in ditch/pipe when bordered section is flooded; open gate or connect pipe to underground pipe system that releases water flow into reservoir or ditch; siphon water from flooded reservoir or ditch to channel water into designated areas; shovel or hoe soil to clear ditches/furrows and build embankments to appropriately channel water; mix and apply proper solutions to fill holes/cracks in pipes, ditches, and spillways, and make minor repairs to metal, concrete, and wooden frameworks in pipe and ditch valves and gates.

Other Irrigation Duties: remove pipes/wheel lines from storage and lay out/place in predetermined patterns in fields; lubricate, adjust, repair and replace parts such as sprinkler heads and drive chains using hand tools; observe revolving sprinklers and adjust to ensure proper operation and uniform distribution of water; carry plastic dams and place to divert water from ditches; check and charge the water system; disassemble, service and store pipes/mainlines/wheel lines after irrigation season.

To meet minimum acceptable performance standards when irrigating, the worker must, after a 10 day conditioning period, move an average of at least 48 40-foot sections of 3-inch pipe or 44 40-foot sections of 4-inch pipe per hour under normal working conditions.

Duties related to the production of Livestock will include the following: check physical characteristics, observe general condition of livestock, doctor and apply the appropriate care; examine animals to detect illness/injury/disease, rate of weight gain or to determine delivery time, assist in delivery; apply or administer medications, vaccines and/or insecticides; mix feed/additives and feed/water livestock; place mineral blocks; drive equipment to haul/distribute feed/water; herd livestock; confine livestock in stalls; clean/disinfect livestock corrals/stalls/sheds, prepare the water troughs; dock, castrate, brand, clip/tag and clamp livestock; maintain records on animals; hoist/stack bales of hay onto wagon/truck; shoe horses; work with/train young horses.

Terms and conditions of employment: Tools, room, board, kitchen facilities and transportation provided at no cost to the worker. Must be able to pass a drug test upon hire. Instruction, training and general supervision wil be provided by the farm operation or a designated employee. Workers must be able to perform all duties at entry level as well as perform additional mechanized activities with accuracy and efficiency while working at a sustained, vigorous pace; Workers must adhere to all safety rules as instructed by the supervisor and will be required to keep all property and farm buildings clean; workers must be willing to perform tasks capably and efficiently without close supervision; absences from work and/or failure to perform required tasks will not be tolerated; workers must be willing and able to live and work singly or in small groups of workers in isolated areas for extended periods of time; the job entails working with farm machinery such as tractors; will work outdoors in all types of weather and occasional exposure to hazards such as poisonous snakes; the employer will provide, at no cost to the worker, Workers’ Compensation coverage or private insurance which is equal to Workers’ Compensation laws for comparable employment.

The employer guarantees to offer the worker employment for a total number of work days equal to at least 3/4’s of the total work period beginning with the first workday after the arrival of the worker at the place of employment or advertised contractual first day of need. Whichever is later to occur, and ending on the expiration date specified. If the worker completes 50% of the work contract period, the employer shall pay the worker the cost incurred by the worker for transportation and daily subsistence from the place from which the worker has come to work for the employer. Subsistence costs will be paid at the rate of $12.46 per each 24-hour period of time that the worker is in travel status. A workers entitlement to reimubursement for reasonable subsistence costs in excess of $12.46 per day shall be limited to actual expenses not excedding $55.00 per day, based on receipts. The offered wage equals or exceeds the highest of the prevailing wage that is issued by DOL for the time period the work is performed. When required, transportation between the employer-provided housing and the work site will be provided by the employer at no cost to the worker. Visa fees, border crossing fees, and other government mandated fees related to employment will be reimubrsed to the worker during the first week of employment based on receipts. This job is in connection with a future H-2A labor certification application.
No benefits offered to temporary workers.

Open Date: 4/1/2019
Close Date: 11/9/2019
Openings: 3
Benefits: No benefits offered to temporary workers.

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