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Idaho Department of Labor Bee Worker in Caldwell, Idaho

This job was posted by : For more information, please see: Dates of Need: 2/6/2021-11/30/2021. All other duties assigned under this order will be those duties of Farm Worker and Laborer Crop, Nursery and Greenhouse, under the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics Standard The lifting requirement for this position is 70 pounds. Beekeeping duties: split, medicate and check bee health, harvest honey, pollenate, re-queen, etc. General farm work, farm field/shed sanitation duties includes, trimming pasture and fields, painting and repairing farm buildings, digging ditches, repairing buildings and fences and ag equipment and machinery used on the farm. Irrigation duties include digging corrugates and setting siphon tubes and checking fields on a regular basis. Must have 3 months of experience with commercial beekeeping. Worker may be stung by bees (must not be allergic to bees or insect stings). Will be exposed to tree and plant pollens and outdoors. Must be able to climb, walk, bend and kneel for long periods of time. The anticipated hours listed represent the normal work schedule. Due to the nature of these crops, weather, and the requirement to send crops to customers when needed, it is the prevailing practice to work more or different hours than those listed. When hours exceed the hours listed, the worker may be offered, but not required, to work more hours. Full Growing Season Commitment: The job offered requires that the worker be available for work every day that work is available for the full period of employment. The worker agrees to be available for work and perform the assigned work for the assigned employer whenever work is available through the full period of employment. Training: There will be a demonstration period to familiarize workers with job specification and to demonstrate proper harvest methods and other crop specific issues such as particular grading and or sizing.General Conditions: Field work begins at assigned time shortly after daylight. Work may be performed during rain, light snow, cold, freezing temperatures and/or in high humidity and in temperatures up to 105 degrees F. Worker may be required to work in fields when crops are wet with dew/rain and should have suitable clothing for variable weather conditions. Worker must possess requisite physical strength and endurance to repeat the harvest process throughout the workday. Workers must work at a sustained, vigorous pace and make bona-fide efforts to work efficiently and consistently that are reasonable under the climatic and all other working conditions.General Job Specifications: 1. Must be able to perform all duties within this job description in what can be considered a safe manner adhering to all established farm safety guidelines, practices and procedures. 2. Must wear all required and assigned personal protective equipment always when required to do so. Employee must wear proper clothing and footwear depending on the season. All footwear must be closed-toe due to safety precautions. 3. The employer or designated employee will provide instructions and general supervision. Employees will be expected to conform to the specific instructions given for each day?s work. 4. Employees will be required to attend an orientation on workplace rules, policies and safety information. 5. All work sites covered by this clearance order and all facilities of the employer are drug free workplaces. Employees must not report for work, enter employers? property, or perform service while under the influence of or having used illegal controlled substances. Employees must not report for work or perform service while under the influence of or impaired by prescription drugs, medications, alcohol or other substances that may in any way adversely affect their alertness, coordination, reaction response or safety. 6. No non-employees will be permitted in or adjacent to the work site. In particular, no children may be present at or adjacent to work sites or left in vehicles during the workday. Employees arriving at work with non-working children or other non-employees will be sent home. 7. Employees who are eligible for employer provided housing will have employer arranged transportation from the housing to the worksite.