- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- 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 sanitize 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. There will be no smoking allowed in the field or packing areas. Employees will manually harvest, grade, clean and pack leafy greens, cruciferous and other root vegetables.
Harvest: Worker will hand harvest produce at ground level according to the employer's instructions. Workers must exercise extreme care not to drop the produce at any time during handling. Loose or spilling produce must be picked up.
Pack: Workers will grade, clean and pack produce according to the instructions given by the employer.
Tractor Operation: Workers may be required to drive a tractor with attached equipment through the field or between fields incidental to the job being performed. Workers will be instructed in the safety and operation of the tractor before driving the tractor. Tractors should be driven in a manner to protect the operator, other workers, products, crops, and equipment. Repeated failure to obey safety requirements and operating instructions may result in termination.
Truck Driver: Drivers will haul harvested produce to the shed and return empty containers to the field. They will assist in loading and picking up loose or spilled produce. They will drive tractors if needed. Workers will be instructed in the safety and operation of the trucks/tractor before driving. Trucks/tractors should be driven in a manner to protect operator, other workers, products, crops, and equipment. Repeated failure to obey safety requirements and operating instructions may result in termination. Driver duties will be assigned only to workers that have or willing to obtain the appropriate license but is not a requirement for the job opportunity.
General Conditions Applicable To All Crops:
Fieldwork begins at assigned time shortly after daylight. Work may be performed during light rain and in high humidity and in temperatures ranging from 110 degrees to 20 degrees F. Workers will perform the majority of tasks standing in the upright position and can expect to stand on their feet for extended periods of time. Some tasks, however, require workers to perform activities on their feet in stooped or crouched position for long periods of time. Workers will supply their own work clothes. All the tasks in this Job Description constitute one (1) job; the employer may assign workers to different tasks on any day or to multiple tasks during the same day in the sole judgment of the employer.
Workers may be required to perform work, on the farm, that is incidental to farming the crops listed in the application, such as performing hand cultivation tasks, weeding or hoeing, cleaning and repairing farm buildings, seed beds, grounds, set up and move aluminum irrigation pipes and equipment, cleaning and maintaining drip irrigation systems, installation and removal of black plastic for purposes of drip irrigation, gardening, weeding and shrubbing, etc. All other duties assigned under this order will be those duties of Farmworker, Field Crop II, DOT designation 404.687-010. This is a very demanding and competitive business in which quality specifications must be rigorously adhered to. Sloppy work cannot and will not be tolerated.
Work specifications can change from time to time during the season due to crop or market conditions, even on the same crop. Workers will be expected to conform to the specific instructions given each working day.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop