- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- The farm work position includes duties associated with the planting, cultivation, harvesting of wheat, soybeans, and corn. This work can require standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 50 pounds for long periods of time outdoors in all weather conditions. 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 crops grown, harvested, packed, and shipped from the farm.
Soybeans/Corn/Wheat: Workers will be responsible for weeding by hand and hoe while keeping fields clear. Workers will drive tractors to till, plant, irrigate, cultivate, and harvest grain crops. Specifically they will set up and operate irrigation equipment; plant, cultivate, spray, and harvest crops, apply pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers to crops; clear and maintain irrigation ditches. They will be required to drive grain trucks and use various hand tools as required for task. Drive trucks to haul crops, supplies, tools. Load hoppers, containers, or conveyors to feed machines with products, using forklifts, transfer augers, suction gates, shovels, or pitchforks. Spray fertilizer or pesticide solutions to control insects, fungus and week growth, and diseases, using hand sprayers. Mix specified materials or chemicals, and dump solutions, powders, or seeds into planter or sprayer machinery. Irrigate soil, using portable pipes or ditch systems, and maintain ditches or pipes and pumps. Load and unload crops or containers of materials, manually or using conveyors, hand trucks, or forklifts, or transfer augers.
Cantaloupe: Workers must use care when performing their farm work duties and exercise caution to not damage or bruise the fruit and vegetables. Workers must adhere to all safety rules as instructed by their supervisors and all farm work operations must meet the standards and specifications given by the employer. Workers will be assigned a row or series of rows and required to select and pick produce according to criteria outlined and demonstrated by managers such as size, coloring, and ripeness. They will be responsible for in-field grading and discarding of poor quality rotting, and/or over-ripened produce. Workers will gently load the good quality produce onto trailers, taking care to avoid damage or bruising.
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.
Employee Badge: At the beginning of the employment period each worker will be assigned an employee badge for identification and payroll purposes. The worker will be required to keep the badge throughout his/her employment period and must have the badge in possession at all times while working. The worker will present their badge to the Supervisor at the beginning and end of each workday, and from time to time throughout the workday, for payroll purposes. The employer will provide the worker with the badge free of charge.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse