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Field Worker

JVKS Harvest Solutions, LLC dba AgSocio

Salinas, CA

$17.51 per hour


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General Farm Workers to perform the following duties: Commodities to harvest and pack: Strawberries Strawberry Harvester (Ground/Harvest Pro Machine): This position works under close supervision of the harvest crew leader. This position safely and efficiently harvests strawberry crop either by ground or with the assistance of a Harvest Pro machine. This position may perform other general labor work. This is a non-managerial position and works under the close supervision of the crew leader. Essential Job Duties: • Harvests fresh, juice and / or freezer depending on grower requests. • Properly grades and sorts strawberries according to size and quality. • Packages suitable fruit in required packaging container and box. • Inspects strawberry fruit for signs of disease and insect manifestation. • Cleaning of plants by disregarding inferior strawberries onto row floor. • Reports all safety problems, incidents, and injuries to foreman immediately. • Complies with all Company Policies, including observing appropriate lunch and rest periods. Qualifications: • Must be willing to work overtime as needed • Able to keep up at a reasonable pace with the rest of the crew • Able to read safety signs • Able to perform work up to company standards Physical Requirements: • The employee is constantly required to stand, walk, reach, use hands/fingers to handle or feel, hear and see. • The employee is constantly required to push, pull, lift and carry from 1 1b up to 25 lbs., with occasional lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs. • Occasional reaching above shoulder with frequent reaching below shoulder level. • The employee is in constant bending and twisting of the waist, with frequent squatting. Working environment: • The employee is constantly required to work in outside atmospheric weather conditions, uneven ground, and noise, vibration, around hazards such as moving machine parts, equipment, wet rows, wind and dust. • The employee is occasionally required to work under cold temperatures just above freezing and heat. • The work may entail exposure to plant pollens, insects, snakes, rodents, noxious plants and or plant materials that have been treated with insect and/or disease control sprays. The Company will comply with all worker protection standards and restrictions applicable to pesticides and other chemicals. Workers are also required to comply with all applicable worker protection standards as communicated by forepersons, supervisors, and managers. Crop Maintenance/Weeder: The Weeder is responsible for manually removing weeds, cultivating, planting, transplanting, deflowering, crop removal, shoveler, bed up labor and all other duties as assigned with all berry crops. This is a non-managerial position and may perform other general labor work, works under the close supervision of the crew leader. Plant cleaning: weeding using long-handled hoes and by hand, pulling plastic, pulling of drip tape, plant/field maintenance, cleaning of old and new vegetative on plant bed. Plant bed will be classified as Medium or High according to the number of runners and new/old vegetative growth present during performing work tasks. Employer complies with the California health and safety rules applicable to hand weeding. Workers may occasionally and/or sporadically perform duties associated with and directly related to the primary duties. Essential Job Duties: • Weeds and cultivates crop using both hands. • Removes dry leaf debris from crop using both hands. • Removes by hand the plastic layering from the crop. • Performs general ranch/field clean up. • Complies with all Company Policies, including observing appropriate lunch and rest periods. • Use of hand tools such as blade or knife to cut weeds. • Use of hand tools such as blade or knife to cut runners. Qualifications: • Must be willing to work overtime as needed • Able to follow verbal direction • Able to follow safety and conduct rules
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.

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Minimum Job Qualifications: Three months experience in berry is required. Work is performed in open fields and may involve exposure to mud, dust, wind, heat, cold, and other natural elements. Temperatures can range from 30 degrees Fahrenheit to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the period of employment. Workers should come prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear for the environmental and working conditions described. Requirements: 3-month row crop cleaning experience and harvesting experience to avoid crop damage and personal injury. Written verification of experience is required. Must be able to use shears, clippers, hoe, and other agricultural tools, no smoking, illegal drugs, alcohol, or weapons of any sort in the housing or work fields. Ability to understand English or Spanish is required for training and safety purposes. Workers must be able to physically perform the work stated herein.
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6:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
JVKS Harvest Solutions, LLC dba AgSocio
Salinas, CA 93906
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River Rd: 7 River Road, Salinas, CA 93906

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