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Field Workers (dates, Olives, & Citrus)

Foothill Packing, Inc.

Wellton, AZ

$16.05 per hour

INACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+19286272340
Email address to Apply:
gabriela@foothillpacking.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
243
Job Duties:
Tree Work – All tree (Date Palms/Olive Trees, and Citrus Trees) work requires either working from the ground while standing or walking on uneven ground, or working from a basket/platform that is raised by a forklift or reach lift that will be raised off the ground that could be as high as 55 feet off the ground. Employees will be pruning and hoeing citrus, date and olive trees, using both hands pruning shears, pruning loppers and long handled hoes. Specific to Date Palms - De-thorn job is done by removing thorns from palms with curved knife while standing on the ground or in a raised platform, by moving the knife along the edges of the frond removing the thorns. Pollinating is done by removing the husk of the flower and tying a string around the strands at the middle of the flower, and possibly removing a portion of the flower, if necessary applying date pollen by hand with a small rubber pollinating tool. Cutting Centers/ Strands/ Thinning is done by removing the center of the bunches with a hand pruner, and selectively removing dates or cutting strands to length. Tying for direction is done by choosing the natural direction of the bunch/fruit arm and bending it without breaking, and then tying it to support the weight of the fruit arm. The employee will insert metal rings carefully between the strands of the fruit bunch and then applying a fruit bag over the bunch while securing the bag to the bunch. Closing of the bag is done prior to harvest using twine or Velcro on the bag. All jobs are done under the direction of the foreman and supervisor to ensure quality of work. Harvest- All (Date Palms/Olive Tree) harvest requires either working from the ground while standing or walking on uneven ground, or working from a basket/platform that is raised by a forklift or reach lift that will be raised off the ground that could be as high as 55 feet off the ground. Harvest is done by identifying fruit by color, and texture and picking accordingly and placing fruit into trays that are then moved to the field trailers or pallets. Removing is done by using a knife and cutting the twine and taking off bag. Bags are then counted/folded and put on pallets for storage. Fruit arms are then cut off using a knife. All jobs are done under the direction of the foreman and supervisor to ensure quality of work. Groundwork – Planting Date Palms, Olive Trees, & Citrus Trees is done by digging a hole with a shovel and placing Date Palms, Olive Trees, & Citrus that could weigh up to 50 lbs. from a potted container into the hole and replacing soil. Specific to Date Palms-Cutting Shoots is done by removing shoots on side of palm trees by placing chisel between shoot and tree and hammering the chisel to remove the shoot. Shoots are also removed from the side of the trees by placing a metal bar and prying the shoot off the tree. Cleaning Date Palms, Olive Trees, & Citrus-Weeding – While working on uneven ground, either dig with a shovel, or use a crowbar with a hammer, to remove shoots from base of Date Palms, Olive Trees, & Citrus. Weeding is done with a long-handled hoe, or by hand if necessary. All jobs are done under the direction of the foreman and supervisor to ensure quality of the work. Irrigation – qualified workers to assist in checking/repairing drip lines, ensuring that every (Date Palms, Olive Trees, & Citrus Trees) has water, pulling occasional weeds, checking pumps, filling out checklist. All jobs are done under the direction of the foreman and supervisor to ensure quality of the work. 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:
1
Special Requirements:
Must have 1-month field work experience with date palm trees, olive trees, and citrus fruits as defined in this application. Written verification of experience is required. Specific requirements include lifting to 50 pounds frequently and able to use hand tools, including cutting knives. 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. Workers must be able to work in a basket/platform that is raised by a forklift or reach lift that will could be raised as high as 55 feet off the ground. Employee must be able to physically wear OSHA authorized safety PPE. No smoking, alcohol, firearms in field or housing. See Addendum C.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Employer Information

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

Worksite

Address:
Coyote Wash: E Cty 12 & S Ave 27 1/2 e, Wellton, AZ 85356

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-21337-743969
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
12/21/2021

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