Iowa Employer Farmworkers / Laborers in WEST BEND, Iowa
Workers will identify weeds in corn and soybean fields and perform manual pulling/removal of weeds from farm fields, in order to promote plant health and enhance yields. Workers will walk and remove weeds at the root by hand or with the use of hand tools such as hoe, hand shovel or corn knife; ride a machine and spray the weeds; or ride a machine and pull or chop the weeds. Workers may pick up stones by walking the fields observing the ground for softness that tillage equipment and/or natural cause has bought to the surface. Helps with irrigation, loads product, clean around barns. Upon occasion workers may be required to dig ditches and install water lines to sheds, barns, stock tanks and other structures on the farm. Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs. Build/repair fences.As the season progresses, plants grow taller, which can inhibit movement. Work is to be done for long periods of time. Workers should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals, etc. may affect worker's ability to perform the job. Workers are exposed to wet weather early in the morning through the heat of the day, working in fields. Temperatures may range from 10 to 100 F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to top field operations. Workers should be physically able to do the work require with or without reasonable accommodations. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs.Employer assures that work will be provided transportation from living quarters to work site every day (for workers who must be provided housing under the applicable regulations.)Persons seeking employment as experienced farm worker must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Successful applicants will be subject to a trail period of up to five days during which their performance of required tasks will be evaluated. If the performance during the trail period is not acceptable to the employer the worker's employment will be terminated.Raises and/or bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker employed pursuant to this job order, at the company's sold discretion, based on individual factors including work performance, skill, and tenure.Employer retains the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but does not demonstrate the willingness to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product , or for any other lawful reason. (See also Attachment 2, General Conditions).Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. This job requires a minimum of three months of prior employment experience in out-of-doors manual labor jobs. Works must be able to work in excessive heat and humidity for long periods.Dates of need: May 8, 2018 to November 15, 2018.The employer will provide advance transportation that is reasonable and housing if worker is unable to reasonably return to official domicile in West Bend at the end of the work day. Please visit or contact your local office for details and to review a copy of the ETA 790 that outlines the work agreement for this H-2A job order.