Need 38 full time, temporary, seasonal Farmworkers/Laborers to work for Svihel Vegetable Farm in Foley, MN. From: 04/01/2021 to 10/31/2021 Work: 35 hrs./week, Mon.-Fri. 6 hrs./day, Sat. 5 hrs./day JOB DUTIES: Plants, cultivates, harvests and packs vegetables and fruits. Works on planter, plants roots, seeds and bulbs. May spread plastic or other ground covering. Cultivates, weeds and thins plants. Transplants plants, riding on transplanter or by hand. May stake/tie plants, trellis/prune plants, and set poles and wires for vine plants. Picks, cuts, lifts, or pulls crop to harvest them. May tie vegetables in bunches or top them. Assist with irrigation and fertilization. Considerable stooping and kneeling is required. Care must be taken to prevent damaging produce and plants. Workers are expected to perform duties including boxing, weighing and loading/unloading of product. Work is to be done in the field for long periods of time. Workers will assist in loading trucks with product weighing up to and including 60 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet 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 workers 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 stop field operations. In addition, workers may be required to perform variable tasks such as the following: irrigation, ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, mowing, weeding and other tasks related to general farming. Clear debris from field and clean/maintain farm buildings, structures, equipment, and work areas. May operate and help maintain tractors or hand-operated equipment. Work may also include mechanized field work using power equipment. By way of example and not limitation power equipment may include tractors, planters, sprayers and cultivator and other equipment. Workers will be expected to be able to operate agricultural equipment with or without direction. Workers may work with bee hives under supervision. Access colonies to determine if it needs food, feeding bees. Making, painting and cleaning boxes, supering hives. Harvest/extract honey. Manipulate and service hive structures and haul bees to and from different hive locations to ensure healthy and productive honeybee colonies. Workers need to have no fear of bees and be non-allergic to pollen and bee stings. A clean driving record (no major moving violations such as but not limited to Driving While Intoxicated or Reckless Driving) required to drive company vehicles. Workers with appropriate licenses and a valid doctor's certificate may operate general purpose vehicles to transport workers, equipment and product from one field location or facility to another, and transport produce to market. Workers will load/unload, display, sell produce grown on Svihel Vegetable Farm at farmers markets. Employer has a strict prohibition on tobacco usage. No smoking or tobacco use of any kind will be permitted in the fields, in worker housing, or anywhere on company premises. Employer reserves the right to discharge any employee found smoking or found in possession of smoking materials including cigarettes, cigars, snuff, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco or smoking paraphernalia. Persons seeking employment as experienced Farm Worker must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a workers Sabbath or federal holidays. Workers will have an unpaid lunch break. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule m
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