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Vegetable Harvest Workers

Fresh Harvest, Inc.

Center, CO

$15.58 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
Number of Workers Requested:
Job Duties:
H-2A and corresponding domestic workers must be available to perform each of the following job activities in connection with the harvesting and farming operations: Vegetable Harvest Workers: Iceberg & Romaine Lettuce Harvest, Broccoli Harvest, Beets Harvest & Carrots Harvest, Green Leaf Harvest, Weeding, Hand Weeding & Thinning (Iceberg & Romaine Lettuce, Broccoli, Carrots, Beets & Spinach/Swiss Chard, Green Leaf), Weeding with Small Hoe & Debris Removal, Potato Harvest, Potato, Beets & Carrots Sorting, Raking, Shoveling, Sweeping, Dumping, Removing Debris, Transplant, Shed Labor / Packing Facility (preparing freshly harvested crops for shipment in their original, unmanufactured state), stacking & packing, Sanitation & Product Sampling, General Farm Labor / General Ranch Maintenance, Bus Driver/Supervisor, Field Safety/Food Safety/Sanitation activities, Housing Monitor, Sanitization activities, and Health/Wellness Monitor to perform the following duties: Clean and Core of Head Lettuce: Lettuce harvest workers work as a member of a harvest crew and perform the following tasks: thinning, weeding, general labor and harvest lettuce by walking in assigned furrows behind a harvesting machine platform or harvesting machine, selecting size and quality of lettuce to be harvested as specified by supervisor. Bends and grasps selected lettuce and cuts it from the roots using a harvesting knife. Trims outer leaves from the head and cores it with the coring knife. Employee inspects the head lettuce for defects. Employee places head lettuce onto the belt. The process is repeated. The cored lettuce is then carried down the belt to be dropped in a bin where employees inspect quality, core, remove loose leaves, and sort bin to capacity. Bins are constructed and sorted directly on the trailer on a pallet. Bins may weight up to 50 lbs empty. Pallets may weight up to 95 lbs empty, but it is carried by two persons. Employee discards lettuce that does not meet specified quality standards. Place trimmed lettuce meeting quality standards as directed by supervisor. Romaine Carton, Romaine Top and Tail and Mixed Leaf carton: Field worker to harvest romaine, mixed leaf and head lettuce, thinning, weeding and general labor. Employee cuts, bags, packs, and loads fresh romaine, head and mixed leaf in the field. Cutting is done by walking in uneven furrows behind a harvesting platform machine or belt. Under the direction of the field supervisor, employee determines size and quality of the product to be harvested. Then, using a harvesting hand knife and bending at the waist, the employee cuts the head from the roots and trims the outer leaves from the head to prepare it to be placed into a carton or tote. Cutter places the product on a table for the packer to either or in combination of tie, spot wash, wrap, seal and place into a carton, tote or top and place in wash bucket then dumps into belt. The cartons or totes for the product are constructed by unfolding and bending the material as designed to form a box. Carton is labeled and marked as required. The process is repeated. The cartons, totes or bins are then stacked onto pallets on the deck of the harvester or trailer. Cartons or totes with product can weight up to 50 lbs. Empty bins pallets can weight up to 95 lbs but are carried by two persons.
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:
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Special Requirements:
2-months experience harvesting lettuce and potatoes. Written verification of experience is required. Workers must stand, sit, crouch, bend, reach, lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds in the course of performing required activities. Workers must be able to listen, understand, and follow instructions of company supervisors and managers. The company's Employment Arbitration Agreement is set forth in this Clearance Order outlining the procedures to follow in raising concerns to seek their prompt resolution with an option to arbitrate unresolved matters.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Fresh Harvest, Inc.
Heber, CA 92249
Telephone Number:


Southern Colorado Farms, LLC - Field 7: County Road 56 & County Road F, Center, CO 81125

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
Bonus: A discretionary production bonus may apply. Benefits: The employer will abide by the required Federal or applicable State laws when paying benefits to employees performing the listed activities herein.
Date Posted: