- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Plant, cultivate, harvest, grade and pack pepper, squash, cucumber, watermelon, tomato, eggplant, beans, cantaloupe, corn, okra, peas, onions, strawberries, cabbage, greens, broccoli, and sunflowers by hand or machine. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery. Use hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears and knives. Till soil. Transplant, weed, thin, and prune crops. Set transplants or seed by hand as directed. Apply fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides. Harvest produce making sure that plants are picked clean of all produce of correct size and maturity according to supervisor’s instruction and place into container while keeping up with trailer that is moving through the field as the workers are picking produce. Carry harvested product to trailer and worker will scan individual identification badge in order to account for piece rate. Grade, sort, wash, select, label, pack, and/or load harvested products. Assemble cartons, crates and containers. Install or remove items required in plasticulture. Install or remove stakes, wire, strings, and netting. Assist with crop care when needed such as plow, harrow, fertilize soil, plant, spray, harvest, and lay plastic. Inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress. Identify plants, pests, and weeds to determine the selection and application of pesticides and fertilizers. Participate in irrigation activities. Set up and operate irrigation equipment. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Record information about crops, such as pesticide use, yields or costs. Coordinate harvest and field logistics with farmers and farm managers. Collect harvest data. Workers with licenses may drive the bus or other transportation vehicles to transport workers and may be offered additional work hours. Assist in Good Agricultural Practices policies. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker’s ability to perform the job. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason.
Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a worker’s Sabbath or federal holidays. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start time.
Workers should expect occasional periods of little or no work because of weather, crop or other conditions beyond the employer's control. These periods can occur anytime throughout the season. Workers may be assigned a variety of duties in any given day and different tasks on different days.
TERMINATION. All workers will be subject to a two day introductory period, during which the employer will evaluate workers' performance of required tasks. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker at the conclusion of the introductory period if the worker’s performance fails to satisfy the employer’s reasonable expectations, or is otherwise unacceptable. Employer may terminate a worker for lawful job-related reasons, including but not limited to situations in which the worker: (1) Is repeatedly absent or tardy; (2) malingers or otherwise refuses, without cause, to perform the work as directed; (3) commits act(s) of misconduct or repeatedly violates the Work Rules; and/or (4) fails, after completing the two day introductory period, to perform work in a competent and skillful manner, consistent with the employer's reasonable expectations.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse