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Field Worker (strawberries)

J.C. Harvesting Corporation

Salinas, CA

$17.51 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
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Job Duties:
*All job duties will be performed in the field and on the farm Field Workers: picking, sort and package quality strawberry as per shipping order approximately 5-10 hours a day bending over in cool, warm, and hot temperatures in 13-inch dirt rows with picking cart provided, checking quality, removal, and installation of irrigation system, pulling /removing plastic, planting, shoveling, weeding, labor work if /when needed. Food safety functions, closing/stacking/ loading boxes (empty/filled) checking quality, cleanup functions Driving as needed as FLCE. Driver will be harvesting strawberries when not driving. Company Vehicle Drivers: 1. Driver may drive over the road in passenger vans. 2. Driver will drive designated vans to transport harvest crew workers to and from housing and worksite locations. Driving job duty is not a different job and the drivers perform harvesting job duties when not driving. 3. Driver will be responsible for filling van with fuel and keeping vehicle clean. 4. Driver will be required to complete and process periodic driving reports as required by state laws. 5. Driver will be required to follow all traffic laws and if applicable, vanpool rules. 6. In order to drive, drivers must possess a valid authorized driver?s license and must be able to pass DOT (Department of Transportation) recognized medical exam and fulfill all other DOT requirements. 7. The employer will be responsible for the cost of the registration as an FLCE driver (if any). Drivers are compensated for these activities. All employees engaged in driving activities (H-2A as well as corresponding domestic workers), will be given the opportunity to obtain a driver's license or commercial driver's license (DL or CDL) on a voluntary basis. The DL/CDL is not a pre-hire job requirement. No job applicant will be denied an employment opportunity due to a lack of a DL/CDL 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/CDL or FLCE certificate. The employer hereby confirms that the amount of time spent hand weeding is intermittent and is estimated at 20% of the workers' scheduled hours. The workers are provided gloves and training at no cost. Specifically, they are given time each day to warm up, and are given trainings regarding avoiding work-related injuries on a regular basis. The workers are not provided knee pads because the workers will not be kneeling for any of the job duties.? The workers are provided gloves and training at no cost. Specifically, they are given time each day to warm up, and are given trainings regarding avoiding work-related injuries on a regular basis.
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:
Special Requirements:
No previous experience required. Other requirements: Able to meet the physical demands of work, including lifting up to 25 lbs. Cannot be color blind due to the need to distinguish colors of crops, must be able to use both hands, able to use shears and other agricultural tools, no smoking, illegal drugs, alcohol, or weapons of any sort in the dormitories or work fields. Must be able to communicate in English or Spanish for training and safety purposes. For drivers: need to be able to obtain a California drivers license. Work is performed outdoors in open fields and can involve exposure to sun, wind, mud, dust, heat, cold and other elements of the normal field environment. Temperatures can range from 20 degrees F to over 100 degrees F during the period of employment. Workers should come prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear for the work and working conditions described. See Addendum C.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
J.C. Harvesting Corporation
Royal Oaks, CA 95076
Telephone Number:


Rancho Bonito- 880 Williams Rd, Salinas, CA 93905

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
$5.75 plus $1.60 per crate (Regular Crate 20" L X 18"W X 4"D)/ hourly plus incentive rateThe estimated hourly wage rate is up to $17.75 to $18.30 per hour, but no less than the prevailing hourly rate of $17.51/hour. See add C
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