- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Duties required: harvest, count, plant, stack, load and unload strawberries and blueberries. Other duties may include installation/maintenance of drip-tape irrigation, pruning, scanning, cutting/trimming, weeding, pulling plastic/drip-tape and general farm labor. This will be done under extreme weather conditions. Heavy bending, stooping and lifting will be involved on a daily basis. Random drug testing will be post hire at employers expense. Workers must pick at least 5 units per hour in strawberries and 2.5 units per hour in blueberries.
The first 7 working (business) days of employment are considered as an introductory period as set forth in the Company Employee Handbook. This will be time to learn and understand tasks involved in the job position, your co-workers, and the farm manager and Supervisors. During this time, the company will evaluate the workers suitability for employment and the worker can evaluate the company as well.
Drip-tape Hook Up: Workers will be required to cut drip-tape at end of bed as instructed and hook up drip-tape to main water line.
Strawberry Planting: While carrying a bag of strawberry plants, worker will walk down row, while bending, and place one or two plants into each hole in the plastic as instructed and firm dirt around plant.
Hand-Harvesting Strawberries: Each worker will be assigned a picking badge for identification to the workers employment number. The worker will keep the picking badge throughout the work day. Each worker must place a pre-printed numeric sticker to each box. The numeric sticker roll will be assigned to the worker by the supervisor. Packed boxes will not be accepted with the sticker. Workers will move down to the assigned rows picking all ripe berries, grading berries in the field while harvesting, taking care to sort and pack containers by size, shape, color, quality and quantity as directed by the supervisor. Each worker must pick the plants clean of all ripe fruit, sort and pack all good berries into specified containers within the box, according to very high-quality standards set forth in the company food safety policy and standard operation procedures. Bad berries will be packed or disposed of as determined by the supervisor. Each worker shall handle berries carefully to avoid bruising. Bruising will weaken the berry. Each harvesting worker is expected to move with the crew from row to row to maintain the efficiency level. Upon completion of each two boxes picked, the worker will take his/her completed box to the crate shed to be viewed for grade, palletized and receive credit on his/her picking badge. Any containers that are over or under packed will be returned to the worker for repacking. Upon competition of the assigned row, the worker will move to the next vacant row to be picked. Harvester may receive disciplinary notice if quality continues to be an issue. At the end of the workday, workers will keep picking badge for the next work day.
(Continued in Addendum C)
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse