Working for APS

Agri-Placement Services, Inc. (APS), an established, agricultural employment agency, is recruiting hard working, physically capable, and responsible candidates to work on dairy farms in various regions of the United States for the last 15 years. This is physically demanding work in a fast-paced environment. There is a high emphasis on producing quality milk while working in a safe manner.


Job Duties: Work in milking parlors, clean udders, connect milking machines, move groups of cows, follow specific hygiene procedures, clean and prepare cow stalls, drive small tractors, clean-up manure, sanitize milking equipment, and perform other related duties as assigned by supervisors.


Specific Jobs: Vary. Procedures are created by farm leadership with the goal of creating a healthy and comfortable environment for the animals. Procedures from one operation to another may vary slightly depending on each specific dairy farm’s expectations.


Wages and Hours: Starting wage is at least $9.00 per hour working between 55 to 70 hours a week, 5 to 6 days a week, both night and day shifts depending on the needs of the dairy farm.


Transportation: Employee is responsible for the cost of a plane ticket or bus ticket to a designated airport or bus station near the dairy farm. An APS representative will coordinate with the employee as to which airport to arrive. An APS representative will provide transportation from the airport or the bus station to the dairy farm at no cost. If employee has his own transportation, he is expected to arrive at the farm on his own by an assigned date.


Housing: Arrangements have already been made for employee housing. Employee housing contains basic necessities such as beds, TV, furniture, bathrooms, and an equipped kitchen, as well as many other amenities.


Additional Information: Employee must bring at least $100 cash for purchasing groceries, work clothing, and miscellaneous expenses for daily living for the first week on the job prior to receiving first paycheck.


Other Job Requirements: Upon arrival to the United States, employee must undergo a urine drug screen and a complete criminal background check screen. Continued employment is contingent upon the results of these screens. Also, documents that establish identity and work authorization must be presented for examination in order to complete all required paperwork prior to starting work. Examples of such documents include a Social Security Card and an unexpired driver’s license or Puerto Rican or U.S. birth certificate and other unexpired government-issued photo identification. All documents must be originals, no photocopies will be accepted.