- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- All the tasks in this job description constitute one (1) job; the employer may assign workers to different tasks on any day or to multiple tasks during the same day at the sole judgment of the employer. Workers must be physically able to work in hot, dry, windy weather, bending or stooping to reach ground level crop and able to stand on their feet or be on their knees for long periods of time. Worker will be required to hand harvest onions to market specifications so as not to cause damage to the produce by clipping onion roots and tops in the field; Place product in buckets, transfer to field bins, then lift the drip tape to the surface of the onion beds. Opening A Field: Prior to harvesting a field for the first time, workers may be required to move onions and distribute them into adjacent onion beds/rows. This will clear a windrow for equipment towing bin boxes for harvest. This will only be done in a few rows in each new field as it is opened.
Harvesting Onions: Worker will pick up onions at ground level and clip each top and roots of the onion using supplied shears and place in bucket. At no time will onions be dropped from a height greater than 8 inches into buckets, or at any time during handling. Worker must exercise extreme care not to drop the onions at any time during handling. Worker should place the onions in the bucket carefully and with caution to avoid bruising or fingernail cuts. Worker will transfer the onions from the buckets to field bins; then lift the drip tape to the surface of the onion beds. Loose onions or onions spilling out of field bins must be picked up and placed back into bins or buckets. Workers may operate a forklift to move full bins and load the bins onto a flatbed truck for storage. Workers will also provide the harvest crews with empty bins. Workers may be required to perform work, on the farm, that is incidental to farming the crop listed in the application, such as weeding or hoeing the onion crop. The weeding will be done by hoe, not hand, and with a long-handled hoe. Participate in the inspection, grading, sorting, storage, and post-harvest treatment of onions. Workers may transport crops and farm equipment between growing sites and to storage. All other duties assigned under this order will be those duties of Farmworker, Diversified Crops, under the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Classification Code 45-2092.02. Worker may never ride on agricultural equipment not designed for work related riding purposes or any other non passenger intended equipment unless instructed and authorized by the employer or supervisor to do so. All work related injuries must be immediately reported to the crew leader, foreman, or supervisor. If requested, worker must sign a document weekly to confirm whether or not they have been injured and other work related information. Worker may not engage in horseplay or other disruptive or discourteous behavior at work, in housing or while riding on employer provided transportation. Workers must treat fellow employees and their foremen/supervisor with courtesy and follow their directions/instructions. Workers must comply with attached work rules and other lawful job related work requirements as disclosed. The employer will provide without charge to the worker the tools, supplies and equipment necessary to perform the job duties. The employer will charge the worker for reasonable costs related to the workers refusal or negligent failure to return property of the employer or due to such workers willful damage or destruction of such property. Employer shall not make any deduction or require any reimbursement from an employee for any cash shortage, breakage, or loss of equipment, unless it can be shown that the shortage, breakage, or loss is caused by a dishonest or willful act, or by the gross negligence of the employee.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse