This is an H-2A job order for Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers.
H2A jobs are posted to actively recruit qualified, available workers that are currently eligible to work in the United States, per federal regulations. If you are not currently eligible to work in the U.S., please contact the local employment office in the country of your citizenship for assistance.
The person in this position will drive long distances daily to deliver produce and pick up supplies, will perform and document pre-trip and post-trip inspections on vehicles, will fuel the vehicles before or after trips to insure they are full on departure and keep a fuel log.
All Truck Drivers hauling agricultural products from field to plant locations are required to have a current CDL operators license along with required endorsements. Round trips range from 10 miles to 200 miles.
Truck Drivers will also deliver and unload produce to customers and must know and follow each customer’s unique set of rules. They will pick up supplies from vendors and must know and follow each vendor’s unique set of rules.
In the fields, Truck Drivers will:
- Transport produce from fields to packing shed.
- Transport produce between store and packing shed.
- Load and unload field trucks.
- Load customer orders at the packing shed.
Truck Drivers will drive a tractor trailer and back up to loading docks. They will load vehicles in the reverse order of the deliveries, so the first delivery can be unloaded first. They will also unload supplies and produce at the specified location.
Truck Drivers may also transport employees to store, bank, airport, houses, fields, doctor, hospital, and any other place considered necessary by the employer.
Equipment Operator Specific Duties:
- Drives tractor.
- Operates forklift and pallet jack at loading docks.
- Stacks produce boxes on pallets and shrink wraps the pallets when necessary.
- Spreads ice on top of pallets when necessary.
- Operates forklift and pallet jack.
Work required in fields when plants are wet with dew and rain, and may be required during light rain, snow, moderate winds, direct sun, high humidity and extreme temperatures. Temperatures in fields during working hours can range from 30 to over 90 degrees F. The person in this position may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations.
* Willing to commit to the entire contract period
* 3 months of experience in harvesting of row crop vegetables
* Able to pass mandatory drug screening
* Able to lift 60 lbs. repeatedly throughout the day
Contract period: September 13th, 2021 through November 26th, 2021
8 hours per day Monday through Saturday.
$19.00 per hour.
The payroll period shall be bi-weekly.
The employer will furnish, without charge, all tools, supplies and personal protective equipment required in the performance of the specified work.
Employer provided housing/kitchen facilities are available for employees who are unable to reasonably return to their place of residence the same day.
Employer does not provide meals. Employer-provided housing includes free and convenient cooking and kitchen facilities with appropriate equipment, appliances, cooking accessories, and dishwashing facilities for meal preparation. In the event that kitchen facilities become unavailable during the contract period, employer will provide three daily meals in accordance with 20 CFR 655.122(g). In such circumstances, employer will deduct the cost of such meals up to the maximum allowable amount published in the Federal Register (currently $13.17 per day), or as otherwise approved by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Transportation costs to the job site for domestic workers from outside the local commuting distance of the job site will be reimbursed by the employer after 50% of the contract period. Transportation costs from the job site to workers’ home will be provided to those domestic workers that complete the entire contract period.
Employer guarantees to offer employment for the hourly equivalent of 3/4 or 75% of the workdays of the work contract beginning with the first day of work.
Full job description and employer benefits is available from the employer.
Employer will accept referrals until October 21st, 2021.
HOW TO APPLY:
This employer has asked WorkSource to refer only fully qualified applicants for this job. If you would like to request a referral, simply “Apply” to this job post on www.WorkSourceWA.com website. Please search for WorkSource Job ID: 230153430