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Farm Laborer

Valley Produce Harvesting, Inc.

Hemet, CA

$16.05 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+16197429194
Email address to Apply:
kris@vpharvesting.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
3
Job Duties:
Crops: (Citrus, Fruits, Lettuce, Melons, Onions, Pea, Peaches, Romaine Lettuce, Tomato, Watermelon, Broccoli, Bell Pepper) Farm Laborers to perform the following duties: Grove: 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 a 18' to 20' ladder from the field truck to the particular 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 approximately 80 pounds, depending upon the size, condition, and variety of fruit. A ladder is placed against a tree within reach of the fruit in a leaning position. While 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. Workers will remove fruit from the tree and place into a pick sack. When the pick sack is full, take the full sack to the fruit tub located in the grove. Drop fruit from pick sack into the tub. In order to perform this kind of work, the worker must be able to work outside for at least 7 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, and carrying a large number of sacks of fruit from the area in which the fruit is being harvested to the location of the tub. Grove Cleanup and Maintenance: Grove work also includes irrigation, installation, digging trenches, backfilling trenches, stringing hoses, collecting old hoses, crawling under trees to install new sprinklers, removing old sprinklers, skirting trees, piling up brush, grove cleanup and maintenance. Maintenance of trees; debris, weed, and vine removal; irrigation repair; and general grove clean-up as required. It is estimated that 50% of the time will be spent growing and maintaining, and 50% harvesting the products. Row Crop: Workers will perform assigned duties as assigned by their Supervisor. Duties may include ground prep, weeding, planting, harvesting, old plant removal, cleaning field of plastic, mulch, and hoses, cleanup activities, work involving heavy lifting (up to 80lbs). The work is done in inclement weather at times including hot temperatures, cold temperatures, and rain. Weeding: The employer specifies that the workers will be using a long-handled hoe (longer than 4 feet) for all weeding activities. Workers will be paid not less than the higher of the AEWR in effect at the time work is performed, prevailing hourly wage or piece rate, agreed upon collective bargaining wage, or the federal or state minimum wage for all hours worked. See Addendum C
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:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
No smoking or illegal weapons or controlled substances in the fields 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, knives, hand saws, weed eaters, hedgers, shovels. Safety use and training provided by employer. Workers must abide by Employer housing rules. Workers must listen to, understand and follow instructions of Employer supervisors and managers. The workers are provided gloves and training at no cost. Specifically, they are given time each day to warm up, and are given trainings regarding avoiding work-related injuries on a regular basis.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Valley Produce Harvesting, Inc.
Location:
Pauma Valley, CA 92061
Telephone Number:
+16197429194

Worksite

Address:
Bautista Creek Ranches: 44381 Bautista Road, Hemet, CA 92544

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-21337-742778
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
12/28/2021

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