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Vineyard Irrigators and Ag Equipment Operators

Foothill Packing, Inc.

King City, CA

$16.05 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18317841453
Email address to Apply:
gpadilla@foothillpacking.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
25
Job Duties:
Vineyard Irrigator: Under the supervision of the Supervisor/Foreperson, performs general irrigation work of vineyards via drip/sprinkler irrigation, drip irrigation repair and maintenance, sprinkler repair and maintenance, pump/filter station operation and maintenance, drip irrigation operation reporting and record keeping, sprinkler operation and record keeping, mainline and lateral pipe repair and maintenance, drainage maintenance and repair. Understands and abides by our safety procedures and performance standards. Agricultural Equipment Operators: In the field/vineyard: Under the supervision of the Supervisor/Foreperson, performs general tractor or over the row/challenger tractor work shredding/mowing, leaf pulling, trimming, planting, tractor or over the row/challenger tractor duties as they relate to trellis duties., pepper weed/bermuda grass control and pest control. Report’s break downs and understands and abides by our safety procedures and performance standards. Employee must conduct daily maintenance check prior to operating tractor/machine. Requires basic knowledge of driving a tractor, must pass a tractor safety training and demonstrate ability to operate tractor in a safe manner. Will need to operate an ATV or tractor to perform most duties. Can perform general maintenance on the ATV, reports break downs and understands and abides by our safety procedures and performance standards. Can fill out maintenance and progression sheets. Required basic knowledge of driving an ATV, must pass an ATV safety training and demonstrate ability to operate ATV in a safe manner. Vineyard Forklift Driver: Under the direction of the supervisor the driver is responsible for loading, unloading, and moving materials for general vineyard labor. Directing forklift through the field, and movement to a new location. Employee must conduct daily maintenance check prior to operating forklift. Required basic knowledge of driving a forklift, must pass a forklift safety training and demonstrate ability to operate forklift in a safe manner. Cal Van Driver Specifications: Responsible for transporting workers from housing sites and pick up points to take to work sites and back, processing paperwork, inspections of vehicle fueling of and cleaning of vehicle. The employer assures that the drivers are paid, at a minimum the AEWR for actual driving time, processing paperwork, cleaning and fueling of vehicle. Cal Van drivers are to preform duties related to general vineyard labor when not driving. Employee may drive /Cal Van on public roads. In order to drive a /Cal Van, Employees must possess valid drivers’ license (state issued) and must be able to pass Class B Physical exam and register as an FLCE driver. The employer will be responsible for the cost of the California Driver’s License, Class B Physical Exam, and registration as an FLCE driver (if any). All employees in this position (H-2A as well as corresponding domestic workers), will be given the opportunity to obtain a driver’s license (DL) and register as an FLCE driver on a voluntary basis. The Driver’s License and FLCE Certificate are not a pre-hire job requirement. No job applicant will be denied an employment opportunity due to a lack of a Driver’s License or FLCE Certificate at the time of application and/or hiring. Further, no worker (H-2A or corresponding domestic worker) will be terminated for failure to obtain a DL or FLCE Certificate. See Addendum C.
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:
1
Special Requirements:
Must have 1-month work experience as a tractor driver, including vineyard work. Specific requirements include lifting to 50 pounds frequently and able to use hand tools. Must be able to work under conditions where skin and clothing become heavily soiled with mud, water, grease, etc. Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions, including rain, cold, high winds, etc. Work involves frequent bending and working in bent or stooped positions. Must be able to walk and stand up extensively. No smoking, alcohol, firearms in field or housing. See Addendum C.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
2:00 A.M. - 9:30 A.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Foothill Packing, Inc.
Location:
Salinas, CA 93905
Telephone Number:
+18317841453

Worksite

Address:
Monterey Pacific LLC Oasis Vineyard: 51900 Oasis Rd., King City, CA 93930

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-21337-743214
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
12/22/2021

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