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The USDA is taking applications for seasonal Bale Press Operators  October 9th & 10th 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Quality Assurance Division, Room 9, at  3275 Appling Road, Memphis.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS ARE PERFORMED ON ALL APPLICANTS.

Salary for Bale Press Operators (WG-6907-02) is $11.40 per hour. Openings are for all three shifts. Applications may be obtained from 3275 Appling Road, Memphis, TN 38133 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Minimum qualifications: High School graduate or GED (proof required) with six months of training or experience above high school in the operation, repair, and maintenance of ginning equipment or equivalent type of equipment; or six months of experience as a warehousemen, heavy equipment operator, farm equipment operator or as a mechanic. Duties include the operation and maintenance of equipment used to base cotton samples, manually moving bales of cotton weighting approximately 500 pounds with hand truck, loading and unloading shipments of cotton, and other duties as assigned.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and must bring picture ID and their social security card at the time the application is submitted. Weekend and holiday work as needed.   Veteran’s preference will be applied as appropriate. A DD-two one four must be provided to qualify for veteran’s preference. If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 who are at least 18 years of age, civil service employment law (5 U.S.C.3328) requires that you must be registered with the Selective Service system, unless you meet certain exemptions (proof of registration and/or exemption required).  For more information call 384-3020.

USDA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER