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Citrus Worker; Tree Pruning; Forklift Driver; Tractor Driver

Fresh Harvest, Inc.

Arvin, CA

$16.05 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
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Job Duties:
H-2A and corresponding domestic workers must be available to perform each of the following job activities in connection with the harvesting and farming operations: Citrus Worker, Tree Pruning, General Ranch Maintenance & General Labor, Tractor Driver, Forklift Driver, Prepare freshly harvested crop for shipment, Row Boss, CalVan Driver, Field Safety/Food Safety activities, Sanitization activities, and Health/Wellness Monitor to perform the following duties: Under the direction of the field supervisor, the worker picks up a ladder using his arms and leans it against the citrus tree. The worker carries with him an empty sack around his neck and upper body to place the product he/she is harvesting. The worker also holds a pair of clippers in his/her hand to clip fruit. Climbing up the ladder, the worker grabs the product, clips it and places it in the sack. Full sacks weigh between 50 and 80 lbs. Once the sack is full, the workers descend the ladder and walk for approximately 5-30 feet and dump the sack into a bin. The cycle is repeated until the end of the shift. Prepares freshly harvested crop for shipment. Tree Pruning: Under the direction of the field supervisor, the worker goes into the field and is assigned their own line of trees to prune. They wear leather gloves, and also carry with them a pair pruning shears and a hand saw (can be powered by gas) and uses both to trim the unwanted branches or debris from the tree. As the worker advances from tree to tree, the large pieces falling off from the it are taken out and are placed to the side next to the irrigation lines, the rest is moved into the road. Cycle repeats until all the trees are cleaned. On a separate process workers using a rake like tool pile up the debris on the road and a machine passes through it to break it down. Cycle repeats. Lastly workers perform weeding of the field, using long hand held hoe. Forklift Driver Specifications: The Forklift driver is responsible for inspecting the forklift. Forklift drivers use knobs and levers to operate the forklift. Duties include the transferring and stacking of bins full of product onto the trailer. The employee works in an area that consists of 300 ft. in radius. Cycle is repeated. Tractor Driver Specifications: The tractor driver is responsible for inspecting the tractor. Duties include getting in and out of the fields. The tractor driver takes empty bins, goes into the lot and sets them throughout the lot for workers to fill with product. The tractor driver gets in and out of the field as bins are set. Once workers fill up the bin, the tractor driver gets into the lot to take out the bins full of product. The tractor driver takes them out of the field and once out the field, a forklift transfers the product into the trailer. Cycle is repeated. Row Boss: Assist crew foreman with pre-harvest process and audits. Checks product quality. Serves as quality control person. Helps coordinate daily production. General Ranch Maintenance / General Farm Labor includes, but is not limited to, on the farm road maintenance and dust control to farm roadways by means of farm equipment. Field Safety / Food Safety activities: Worker works closely with Row Boss and fills out documentation for Field Safety / Food Safety compliance, including but not limited to, crew training attendance, crew safety tailgates, internal crew audits, updates training packages, maintains roster of crew certifications, weekly review of field safety / food safety compliance. Workers will also perform work on the farm at the growing and housing locations lives in company-provided housing; clean rooms; reports incidents or complaints; ensures workers go to work every day and documents when a worker is absent and the reason for missing work; monitors food is served accordingly to all workers; must be able to drive and will occasionally drive to other housing sites / fields to check on employees.
Job Classification:
45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

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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Special Requirements:
1-month of experience working with citrus trees/plants required. Written verification of experience is required. Workers must stand, sit, crouch, bend, reach, lift and carry items weighing up to 50-80 pounds in the course of performing required activities. Workers must be able to listen, understand, and follow instructions of company supervisors and managers. The company's Employment Arbitration Agreement is set forth in this Clearance Order outlining the procedures to follow in raising concerns to seek their prompt resolution with an option to arbitrate unresolved matters.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Fresh Harvest, Inc.
Heber, CA 92249
Telephone Number:


Porterville Citrus, Inc.: Gibralte, Block ID: 1 and 2 - Sycamore Road and Veron St., Arvin, CA 93203

Job Order Details

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Bonus: A discretionary production bonus may apply. Overtime and Benefits: The employer will abide by the required Federal or applicable State laws when paying overtime and benefits to employees performing the listed activities herein.
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