- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- The farm work position includes duties associated farm labor tasks for production of grapes and barley. This work can require standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 50 pounds, along with time outdoors in all weather conditions. Removing plastic dropping in walkways, planting, weeding, shoveling, staking and hammering, along with other task described below. It also includes adherence to instruction given in regard to proper procedures & techniques based on operation of the machinery to be used to complete each task. This work requires adherence to important food safety and quality standard operating procedures and the ability to work quickly and consistently alongside fellow workers with a positive, professional, team-based attitude and a consideration for the safety and health of fellow workers and of the consumers who will purchase and consume the fresh produce grown, harvested, packed, and shipped from the farm. Employees will be required to follow all food safety guidelines regarding personal hygiene.
Grapes: Workers must be able to perform manual as well as mechanized activities with accuracy and efficiency. Workers will perform a variety of tasks under supervision in vineyard/winery operation. Primary tasks are grape production and cultivation activities, including planting and cultivating vines and harvesting grapes. Worker will perform vineyard canopy management to permit light and air to circulate around grapevines, including thinning fruit and removing shoots and vines. Workers may apply herbicide sprays following established safety procedures and instruction to canopy. Workers will perform vineyard maintenance activities such as weed control, mowing, hand rakes and chemicals. Workers will spray the vines with herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. Workers will install and maintain vine trellises and tie vines to trellises. Workers will perform various routine maintenance tasks such as trellis repair, hoeing, drainage repair, erosion control, site preparation, etc. Workers may load and unload trucks, install irrigation equipment and clean equipment. Workers will assist in moving harvested fruit from field to processing area. Workers may perform general indoor tasks or post-harvest activities (packing or moving products to storage at winery facility). Workers may also work with mechanized field work using power equipment (tractors, planters, sprayers, cultivators, etc). Specialized vineyard tasks to include: pruning, tying, suckering/shoot thinning, weeding, trellis maintenance, leaf & fruit thinning, and vineyard layout, installing protective cartons and bamboo/wood/other material training stakes. Cleaning of work areas, equipment, tools, harvesting bins and picking lugs. Collecting, loading and unloading of harvested fruit. Installation of and take down of bird protection netting. Transporting work tools and materials. Transporting picking materials, harvest bins and picking lugs. Adding to site maintenance: obstacle removal ie picking up and removing rocks, stumps and debris. Installing trellis wire, new posts, replacing posts. Planting new vines and replacement vines, preparing site for new and replacement planting. Removing dead vines in place. Vine watering and fertilizing. In the event of bad weather or flooding, clearing roadway. Planting of new landscaping. Additional tasks as required by site management.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse