Agricultural Workers neededHugo Reforestration
This is a full time temporary seasonal position from May 07, 2018 to December 31, 2018. Job order placed in connection with an H-2B Labor Certification 50 positions available.
JOB DESCRIPTION : PERFORMING MANUAL LABOR THAT WILL DEVELOP & PROTECT FORESTED AREAS DESIGNATED FOR HARVESTING COMMERCIAL TIMBER IN THE FUTURE. CUTTING OF UNDESIRABLE & DISEASED TREES. SPRAYING VEGETATION TO ELIMINATE UNWANTED UNDERBRUSH. BRUSH CUTTING/PILING AND THE CUTTING OF LIMBS OF THE COMMERCIAL TIMBER WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE THE GROWTH OF THE TIMBER. WORK WILL BE CONDUCTED IN AREAS THAT WERE LOGGED OFF 20 YEARS OR SO AGO AND THE UNWANTED GROWTH WILL BE ELIMINATED IN ORDER FOR THE STANDING TIMBER, 16 - 20 YEARS OLD, TO BE ABLE TO MATURE AT A GREATER RATE. WHEN REQUIRED, SELECTED LIMBS OF THE REMAINING TREES WILL BE CUT. AS REQUIRED, BRUSH WILL BE CUT, PILED, AND COVERED FOR PROPER DISPOSAL OF THE MATERIAL IN A PRESCRIBED MANNER. ALL OF THE CUTTING, TREES AND BRUSH, WILL BE PERFORMED WITH THE USE OF A CHAINSAW. EMPLOYEES ARE EXPECTED TO MAINTAIN THE SAW, SHARPEN THE CHAIN IN THE FIELD, MAINTAIN THE CORRECT FLUID LEVELS, AND PROPERLY BREAK THE SAW DOWN FOR CLEANING. THE COMBINED WEIGHT OF THE SAW, FUEL, AND OIL IS APPROXIMATELY 30 POUNDS AND MUST BE CARRIED UP AND DOWN DIFFICULT TERRAIN RANGING FROM 30% - 50% IN SLOPE. AT TIME, BRUSH WILL BE SPRAYED FIRST AND THEN EMPLOYEES WILL RETURN TO REMOVE THE VEGETATION. THE EMPLOYEE MUST DEMONSTRATE THAT HE CAN WORK IN A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE MANNER
JOB REQUIREMENTS : Requirements: 3 months experience performing pre-commercial thinning. Available to work in each of the counties named and complete the entire season. No education requirements are needed, training available if needed. Resume showing 3 months experience needed at time of interview. Transportation provided by Hugo Reforestation Inc. to and from the worksites and in between the worksites at no expense to the employee. Work will be performed in the following counties - WASHINGTON STATE: Chelan, Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Ferry, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Klickitat, Lewis, Kittitas, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Pierce, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens, Thurston, Wahkiakum, Whatcom. STATE OF IDAHO: Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah, Latah, Nez Perce, Shoshone, Clearwater, Lewis. The majority of the work will require departure from Chehalis, WA.
HOURS/DAYS/SCHEDULE : Hours: 40 hours a week, 7am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. No overtime is expected. The company guarantees to offer work for hours equal to at least 3/4 of the workdays in each 12-week period of the total employment period.
SALARY/WAGE/BENEFITS : (DOL required info here) Wage ranges from $13.34 to $17.34 per hour, depending in which county work is performed. Hugo Reforestation will use a single workweek as its standard for computing wages due. Workers are paid every two (2) weeks. The company will make all deductions from the worker's paycheck required by law. If the prevailing wage is increased by the U.S. Department of Labor during the course of the season, the employee's wage will increase accordingly. When required, hotel accommodations are provided by the company at no cost to the employee. The company will provide workers at no charge all tools, supplies and equipment required to perform the job, as per 20CFR655.20(k). If relocation is required by a worker who is hired, who does not reside in the area of employment, whether in the U.S. or abroad, travel expenses and subsistence will be paid to each worker by Hugo Reforestation based on what is specified under 655.173 transportation (including meals, at least $12.26 a day, not to exceed $51.00 a day and, to the extent necessary, lodging, not to exceed $100.00 a night, receipts required), from their current abode to the place of employment, Lewis County, WA, if the worker completes 50% of the employment period covered by the job order, which is consistent with 20CFR655.20(j)(1)(i). Payment of said expenses and subsistence will be paid within 3 days after the completion of the 50% of the contract period by check, paid to the worker. The company will reimburse the H-2B worker in the first workweek for all visa, visa processing, border crossing and other related fees, including those mandated by the government, incurred by the H-2B worker. The company will pay return transportation and daily subsistence to the area from which the worker left from in order to take this job when the worker completes the employment period or is dismissed from employment for any reason by the employer before the end of the period.
CLOSING DATE : 4/20/2018
HOW TO APPLY : Contact Work Source Employment Work Source Lewis County 151 NE Hamper Way-360-748-2360 Chehalis, WA 98532 Applicants need to apply for the job opportunity at your nearest state employment office. Must contact Hugo Reforestation, Patricia or Melanie, at (360-748-8268) for interview date and time. A resume providing previous work experience to be provided at the interview.