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Agricultural Field Worker (wine Grapes)

Huneeus Vintners, LLC

Healdsburg, CA

$16.05 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+17072862744
Email address to Apply:
fernanda.castro@huneeuswines.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
11
Job Duties:
Agricultural Field Worker (Wine Grapes). This job offer includes the following crop activities: Add sort and stem Work in grape vineyards all season through harvest, including the wine-grape harvest work of cutting grape bunches off of grape vines and into a tub/lug, then the tub/lug then dumped into a bin/gondola. Other incidental harvest work includes weed control and property maintenance, leaf picking, crop thinning, tally sheet recording, and picking with a machine harvester. Use sharp picking shears, standing and kneeling on ground to pick fruit. General, non-harvest, vineyard work including the preparing the soil, erecting trellis and irrigation equipment, pruning and training vines, and controlling pests/diseases with regular spraying. Daily work requires lifting, bending, kneeling, walking and carrying up to 50 pound trays. Work in cold, hot, windy and damp weather. Work hours vary and night shifts may be required. Works as a member of a crew, or individually performing moderately complex tasks. Use standard tools such as rakes, hoes and shovels. Workers may occasionally and/or sporadically perform duties associated with and directly related to wine grape vineyard and harvest work including but not limited to packing, closing/stacking boxes in and around the vineyard, and clean-up functions in and around the vineyard. Such work will be temporary and insubstantial agricultural labor. The workers will not be using a hoe, neither a long-handled hoe (longer than 4 feet) nor a short-handled hoe (shorter than 4 feet). For the task of weed control, the workers will use weed eaters. As the weed eaters are 6 feet long, the workers will not be using the weed eaters in a stooped, kneeling, or squatting position. Additionally, the workers will be hand thinning crops and leaves. These tasks will be done standing, squatting, and kneeling. Crop thinning and leaf removal cannot be done with a hoe, as the leaves and excess grapes are attached to the vine, not the ground. Further, the use of tools damages the crops as the tools provide less precision than by hand. Both crop thinning and leaf removal via hand thinning are essential for wine grape harvest as it improves vine air circulation, exposes the grapes to a greater amount of sunlight, and improves the overall quality of the grapes. The employer hereby confirms that the amount of time spent hand thinning is occasional and significantly less than 20% of the workers' scheduled hours. Flowers assures it will provide gloves, knee pads, and training to avoid work-related injuries, at no cost to the workers. Workers will also sort and stem grapes in their natural state.
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

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
3 months of pruning, suckering, leaf pulling, and thinning experience. Workers must be able to lift 50 lbs frequently. No smoking or illegal weapons or controlled substances in the vineyards or in the houses. Cannot be color blind due to the need to distinguish colors of crops. Able to stoop, bend, and work in cold and wet conditions. Able to use tools such as pruning shears, grape knives, hand saws, weed eaters, hedgers, shovels. Workers may use chains saws. Safety use and training provided by employer. Workers must abide by Employer housing rules. Proficiency in English or Spanish is required for training and safety purposes. (i.e. Workers must listen to, understand and follow instructions of Employer supervisors and managers.)
Number of Hours Per Week:
48
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Huneeus Vintners, LLC
Location:
ST. HELENA, CA 94574
Telephone Number:
+17074167374

Worksite

Address:
4035 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-21335-734764
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Wine Grape harvest work (grape picking) is paid at a piece rate of $4.00 per bucket/lug but no less than the AEWR of $16.05 per hour.
Date Posted:
1/3/2022

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