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Strawberry Machine & Ground Harvest

Fresh Harvest, Inc.

Castroville, CA

$17.51 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
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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: Strawberry Machine & Ground Harvest, General Labor, Weeding & Indirect Labor (Time keeper/QC), Romaine, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Lettuce, Mixed Vegetables, Celery, Leaf Lettuce Harvest, other leafy crops, prepare freshly harvested crop for shipment, General Farm Labor / General Ranch Maintenance, Machine Operator, Forklift Driver, Tractor Driver, CalVan Drivers, Row Boss, Field Safety/Food Safety activities, Housing Monitor, Sanitization activities, and Health/Wellness Monitor to perform the following duties: Work with strawberries: Workers will perform duties associated with and directly related to strawberry harvest work, including but not limited to picking and packing strawberries in field for fresh market and freezing/juicing; Distinguish quality and ripeness; Pick, and place in tray/packing containers in field. Pickers will work on a strawberry picker machine to aid harvest; working in rows, the worker bends over and picks strawberries with hands; places the strawberries in a box and stacks the full boxes on the machine floor, the top of the machine carries the empty boxes; the worker, therefore, does not carry the full boxes to the end of the row. Strawberry ground/table crews will not use a machine aid; working in rows, the worker bends over and picks strawberries with hands; places the strawberries in a box; walks and carries the box with strawberries to the packing table located at the end of the row in the field. The worker returns to the row to continue ground harvest. Prepares freshly harvested crop for shipment. Time keeper: Time-keepers are responsible for compiling and tracking employee work time and production history. Information is collected through scanning employee badges and each complete box (flat) stacked in the pallet. Time-keepers assign the scanner (probe) to place and type of product, such as: client, ranches, lot, product picking/ packing (1/4, 1/2, 1, 2 or 4 lb.). Time-keeper also scans each pallet and record complete pallets per day. Quality control checker: Quality control worker makes sure that product meet standards of quality. Worker examines and weighs product baskets to be on weight and quality required. Some quality control inspections are routine and quick, others are more complex and lengthy. Quality control worker may be responsible for declaring that a product (basket) is not under the specified quality. Quality control worker may also inspect that a picker is not leaving good product in the furrow or that picker is putting incorrect/bad product in baskets. They might do recommendations for improvements. Machine operator: Responsible for the efficient operation of designated production equipment (Machine). Worker makes sure there are enough empty boxes (flats) on the machine and belt.
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:
Special Requirements:
Workers must stand, sit, crouch, bend, reach, lift and carry items weighing up to 20-60 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:


Antique Ranch - Hwy 183 Del Monte Ave, Castroville, CA 95012

Job Order Details

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Bonus: A discretionary production bonus may apply. Overtime and Benefits: The employer will abide by the required Federal or applicable State laws when paying overtime and benefits to employees performing the listed activities herein.
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