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Field Worker

Sierra Farms, LLC

Moss Landing, CA

$17.51 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18313318894
Email address to Apply:
recruitment@goodfarms.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
152
Job Duties:
Organic Ground Crew Harvest: Workers will perform duties associated with and directly related to strawberry harvest work, including but not limited to picking and packing in the field for fresh market and freezing/juicing and punching task. Distinguish quality and ripeness is required during picking; place in tray/packing containers in field ranging from 8/1 lbs., 4x2 lbs. containers in the field. Packing for fresh market and freezing/juicing may be done simultaneously or a combination of picking different fruit sizes for different packing. Pickers will work on Organic Strawberry Field Only. Plant Cleaning in Organic ONLY: Employees will be performing the following tasks: cutting of runners or lateral roots on Organic and conventional plant bed, weeding (long handled hoe), cleaning of old and new vegetative growth on plant bed, dropping damaged fruit. Workers will be using both hands, pruning shears or some other type of tool to perform task. Engage in EFI (Equitable Food Initiative) meetings and or any function related to EFI as employees would like to participate. Meetings are held monthly and one representative from each crew voluntarily attends. Workers may occasionally and/or sporadically perform duties associated with and directly related to the primary duties. Such work will be temporary and insubstantial agricultural labor. In the event that an employee is injured while on the job, the Company will provide a temporary work assignment that will be as closely related to the job duties described herein, while the employee recovers from a work-related illness which meets with physician’s clearance to return to work under specific limitations. The work assignment will not be a permanent position, it will be temporary to accommodate the injured worker under doctor’s restrictions and time period that may differ from the heavy field work described within. Cal Van Driver Specifications: CalVan drivers may be H-2A or corresponding domestic workers. The employer assures that employees who drive the CalVans are compensated for their time driving. CalVan drivers perform MSPA and related paperwork (i.e., logging) as required by law which they are compensated for. The CalVan driving job duty is not a different job and the drivers perform harvesting job duties when not driving. Drivers pick up workers from the housing sites/pick up points and drop them off at the worksite. At the end of the workday, the CalVan driver takes the workers back to the housing sites/pick up points. Drivers are also responsible, during the workday, for filling the vehicle with gasoline and keeping it clean. The employer assures that drivers are paid the AEWR for actual driving time and to the extent applicable, processing CalVans paperwork, trips to the gas station, and cleaning the vehicle. Employee may drive Cal Van on public roads. In order to drive a Cal Van, Employees must possess valid drivers’ license (state issued) and must be able to pass Class B Physical exam, and register as an FLCE driver.  The employer will be responsible for the cost of the California Driver’s License, Class B Physical Exam, and registration as an FLCE driver (if any). All employees in this position (H-2A as well as corresponding domestic workers), will be given the opportunity to obtain a driver’s license (DL) and register as an FLCE driver on a voluntary basis.  The Driver’s License and FLCE Certificate are not a pre-hire job requirement.  No job applicant will be denied an employment opportunity due to a lack of a Driver’s License or FLCE Certificate at the time of application and/or hiring.   Further, no worker (H-2A or corresponding domestic worker) will be terminated for failure to obtain a DL or FLCE Certificate. 
Job Classification:
45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

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:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
1
Special Requirements:
1 month of strawberry harvest experience. Specific requirements include lifting up to 50 pounds frequently and able to use hand tools, including cutting knives. Must be able to work under conditions where skin and clothing become heavily soiled with mud, water, grease, etc. Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions, including rain, cold, high winds, etc. Work involves frequent bending and working in bent or stooped positions. Must be able to walk and stand up extensively. No smoking, alcohol, firearms in the field or residential housing.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.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Sierra Farms, LLC
Location:
Watsonville, CA 95076
Telephone Number:
+18317634633

Worksite

Address:
Capurro Ranch, (16, 17, 18, 20, 21, and 23), Moss Landing , CA 95039

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22075-985478
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
0
Date Posted:
4/1/2022

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