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- Sanitation Requirements: For food and general personal safety purposes, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly critical when hand harvesting crops for human consumption. Employees are required to cleanse their hands by washing them thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom and before entering the fields for harvest activities or the packing facility for packing operations. Workers may not leave trash, or other discarded items in work areas or vehicles but must dispose of such items in provided receptacles. Workers must wash hands with soap and water after all bathroom and meal breaks
Worker must possess the physical strength and endurance (ability to continue or last) to repeat the harvest process though out the workday, working quickly and skillfully to perform activities assigned during that activity. Allergies to varieties of ragweed, goldenrod, insecticides, related agricultural chemicals, etc., may affect workers ability to perform the work described herein.
Workers will perform various duties associated with harvesting Iceberg Lettuce, Romaine, Green Leaf, Red Leaf and Celery.
Lettuce: The Lettuce Cutters will line up in designated lettuce rows. Workers will bend over each lettuce to cut. After cutting the lettuce, workers will inspect and trim. Workers will then put the lettuce in a bag and put the bag on a stainless-steel table that will be continually pushed behind the cutters as they proceed on their rows. The workers should always keep in mind that they have to meet Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Inc quality standards, meeting these standards is a very important part of the job. Cutters will have 3-4 days to train for this quality standards and quantity of work expected from them. In order to be able to keep up with the machine, workers should be able to cleanly cut: 12-13 heads per minute of Iceberg wrap lettuce heads, 12-13 heads per minute of Romaine flip top, 14-16 heads per minute of Romaine hearts, 16-20 heads per minute of any naked commodity. Celery: Cutter will be taken to designated field. The Cutter will line up in the designated celery rows. Workers will then proceed to bend over each celery stalk and cut. After cutting each stalk, they will inspect it and cut and trim bottom and top of the stalk, workers will then lay stalks on a stainless-steel table that will be continually pushed behind the cutter as they proceed on their rows, workers will never exceed to put more than 8 to 10 stalks of celery on the table at any given time. The celery orders will be anywhe.re from a 7-8-inch stalk and a 12-13-inch stalk, workers should always keep in mind that they need to meet Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Inc quality Standards. Meeting these standards is a very important part of the job; workers will have 3-4 days to learn the quality Standards. In order to be able to keep up with the machine, A Celery Cutter cuts a minimum of 600 stalks per hour and we expect any new Celery Cutter to meet the same minimum within the first 3-4 days of work.
During certain duties, workers may be required to work in teams to accomplish a certain task. When engage in teamwork activities workers must coordinate with other members of the team to accomplish the task.
Employer retains the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malinger, or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but does not demonstrate the willingness to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse