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Farm Worker/laborer

Pacific Tomato Growers, LTD


$12.08 per hour


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Job Description

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The farm work position includes duties associated farm labor tasks for production of tomatoes. This work can require standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 75 pounds, along with time outdoors in all weather conditions. Removing plastic dropping in walkways, planting, weeding, shoveling, staking and hammering, along with other task described below. It also includes adherence to instruction given in regard to proper procedures & techniques based on operation of the machinery to be used to complete each task. This work requires adherence to important food safety and quality standard operating procedures and the ability to work quickly and consistently alongside fellow workers with a positive, professional, team-based attitude and a consideration for the safety and health of fellow workers and of the consumers who will purchase and consume the fresh produce grown, harvested, packed, and shipped from the farm. Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Duties may vary from time to time and may include all of the following job specifications: Planting (by hand) - Walk along plant bed holding plant tray and assuring that plants are planted at the center of pre punched plant hole at proper depth. Return empty plant trays to truck/trailer. (No empty trays to be left in field) Watering In Plants- Walking beside plastic bed with water hose applying water to each plant hole, fill/plant any skips with plants provided. Stake Cutting - Cutting damaged or broken stakes to designated length as instructed by supervisor. Staking Stab (54" and 72"): carry stakes (+/- 40'} from flatbed truck and stab in plant bed between every plant or hole marked Staking Hammer (54" and 72"): ride hammer machine and use air hand hammer to drive every stake 14" deep. Staking Combo (54" and 72"): Combination of Stab & Hammer task Tying (54" and 72") - tie plants upright with tie stick and string/twine, looping each stake. Pruning (1st and 2nd): walk field and bend-over at each plant, hold plant carefully and remove number of suckers directed by supervisor Weeding - pull weeds from plant bed and around plant holes, remove unwanted plants. Plastic/Drip-Tape Removal (Pull) - pull plastic and drip tape by hand and place in road way or at 100' cross walk. Cutting String (54" and 72"): walk field and cut and remove string/twine with a small knife and place where directed by supervisor Stake Pulling (54" and 72"): ride stake pull machine to assure stakes bundle evenly and/or walk field to pull stakes by hand and place small bundle at 100' cross walks to pick-up and load onto flat-bed truck Pre Stake Clean Up: walk field to ensure that stakes are in line and free of debris Bale Plastic/ Drip Tape & String - walk field and load baler with bundled plastic, drip take and string by hand Farm Field Clean Up PW: Walk field to remove miscellaneous debris Vine Ripe Harvester (Rounds and Romas): Using a 15.3 quart harvesting bucket the employee will hand pick harvest tomatoes of a specified maturity & color and place fruit into the harvesting bucket. The employee will then carry fully harvested bucket to a parked box truck at the field pathway. Employee will exchange filled bucket for another empty bucket and repeat the process. Vine Ripe Tomato Grader (Rounds): While in the field employee will sort harvested tomato buckets and transfer fruit to another container based on maturity, color, shape and size.
Job Classification:
45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Pacific Tomato Growers, LTD
Palmetto , FL 34221
Telephone Number:


Parrish Farm:18500 CR 675, Parrish, FL 34219, PARRISH, FL 34219

Job Order Details

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per 100 ft (manual hand planting)
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