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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers and Laborers

Treasure Coast Farms One, Inc.

Vero Beach, FL

$12.08 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+16623934241
Email address to Apply:
jobs@h2acomplete.com
Web address to Apply:
https://wwww.employflorida.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
23
Job Duties:
Citrus: Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Duties may vary from time to time. Following the Supervisors instructions, the worker will place a picking sack over their shoulder and carry an 18' to 22' ladder from the field truck to the area of the grove to be harvested. The picking sack is a canvas bag equipped with a shoulder strap for support, an opening for the insertion of fruit, and an opening to remove fruit. A fully loaded sack weighs between approximately 80 and 100 pounds, depending upon the size, condition, and variety of fruit. Worker positions ladder against the tree and within reach of the fruit in a leaning position, taking care not to break limbs, damage the tree, knock off fruit, or interfere with other workers, in a secure position to prevent slipping or falling and possible injury to themselves or other workers. Worker will remove fruit from the tree and place into pick sack. When picking sack is full, take full sack to fruit container located in the grove and drop fruit from pick sack into container. To perform this kind of work, the worker must be physically able to harvest citrus, fill his assigned sacks, and transport it to the tub. The employee must be able to climb ladders with extra weight of the sack. Workers may be asked to operate farm equipment, vehicles and ATVs in groves, water trailer to water plants, and any other equipment related to harvesting crops. **Safety training for use of farm equipment will be provided. Management reserves the right to restrict employees from operational duties who do not show a proficiency to effectively communicate with management and may therefore place other employees safety at risk. Peaches- Peach thinning is done by hand while the tree is still flowering and at early fruit is set. Fruit or flowers are twisted off with a short quick motion leaving an optimal space of 6-9 inches between, in order to set up a crop uniformly distributed that will yield large early fruit. Fruit is also removed that is doubled, damaged by birds, insects or freezes at the time. Harvesting peaches is done completely by hand. Pickers select ripe fruit based on a creamy yellow background color and place them in a bag worn around their shoulders. Once the bag is full, the worker transfers the fruit to a plastic bin. Each bin holds approximately 20 bushels of fruit. Since all the fruit on a tree does not ripen at one time, the same picking group will generally pick a field five times with two to three days between pickings. This is to ensure that fruit is harvested at its peak stage of readiness, not too ripe that it will be unable to make it through the packing process. Workers may work in packinghouse. Packinghouse is part of the farm. Grove Clean-up: Workers may be required to perform miscellaneous grove clean-up work. These activities may include removing ladders, debris, boxes, discarded fruit from fields to clean growing areas, pruning, pulling vines, and weeds by hand or with hoe, painting trees, repair and or replace irrigation equipment, may maintain fence lines. Workers performing grove clean-up work will be paid the adverse effect wage rate, the prevailing rate or the minimum wage rate, the agreed upon collective bargaining wage or the Federal or State minimum wage whichever is higher, except where a special procedure is approved for an occupation or specific class of agricultural employment. Workers should expect little/no work when going from 1 variety of fruit to another depending on the maturation of each fruit. During this slow time, workers may choose to go home at their own expense.
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

Experience Required:
No
Special Requirements:
Applicants must be 18 years or older. Employer may conduct a criminal background check on all new applicants for employment. Workers may be asked to help supervise with the harvesting in the fields. There is a lifting requirement of 80-100lbs. Workers must be able to work outside for at least 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance to repeat the picking process rapidly, working quickly and skillfully with their hands. All tools, supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to the worker. Proper work attire is required. Workers should come prepared wearing appropriate clothing and footwear for the environmental and working conditions described. Random drug testing may occur post hire at the employers expense. No cell phone usage during working hours. Cell phone can only be used during breaks, emergencies, and to communicate with supervisors when needed.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Treasure Coast Farms One, Inc.
Location:
Port St. Lucie, FL 34983
Telephone Number:
+17722015375

Worksite

Address:
Premier Citrus Packers, LLC- 9th Street SW 154th Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32966

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-21294-660892
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
90 lb Field Box (Continued on Addendum A)
Date Posted:
10/26/2021

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