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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Fruit & Vegetable Harvesting, Packing, and Field Work

GIII HARVESTING LLC

PUNTA GORDA, FL

$12.41 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18632346103
Email address to Apply:
g111harvesting@outlook.com
Web address to Apply:
https://seasonaljobs.dol.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
67
Job Duties:
The worker will perform job duties as assigned by the supervisor. They will vary from time to time depending on crop ripening and weather. The fruit and vegetable, planting, fieldwork, and harvesting is temporary and will last from May to June. Field Work- During the contract, the worker will prepare the fields for planting. This will consist of putting down and taking off the ground cloth, digging trenches, installing and repairing irrigation, planting, weeding, and other miscellaneous work. Watermelon Hand Harvesting-In order to perform this kind of work, the worker must be able to walk down the field row and use a knife to hand-cut ripe watermelons off the vine for harvesting. The watermelons are then loaded in a bus by forming part of an assembly line, in which the first worker bends down picks up the watermelon and it is passed on to consecutive workers by passing, catching, lifting, until it reaches the worker on the bus, who then sets it down and stacks them until the bus is considered full. Row Crop Harvesting - In order to perform this kind of work, the worker must be able to walk down the field row and use a knife to hand cut ripe row crops off the vine and bush for harvesting. The row crops are then gently placed in the fruit container until it is filled, taking care not to overfill or over pack the container. The full harvesting container will be taken to a loading truck. An empty container is given back to the worker and the process started again. Field Drivers-The field drivers will drive the buses out to the field where the field workers who are harvesting the watermelon will load the watermelon onto the bus until full. They will then drive the fully loaded bus back to the packing shed where the packing shed workers will unload them onto a belt. The process is then repeated again. A properly licensed worker will be required to transport workers to and from work each day. A properly trained worker will assist in operating various farm equipment to assist with harvest, and hauling of crop to the packing shed. A qualified worker may be requested to be a working team leader. Equipment and Vehicle Operation-The workers may need to drive and/or operate various agricultural farm equipment and vehicles to perform the work on the farm such as field trucks, tractors, and forklifts. The workers must use safety and precaution when using agricultural farm equipment and vehicles. All passengers must be seated and practice safety and precaution. The passengers must wait to exit the agricultural farm equipment and vehicles when the driver comes to a complete stop and gets off the vehicle. The workers will keep the agricultural farm equipment and vehicles free of trash. Only properly licensed drivers will be permitted to operate the agricultural farm equipment and vehicles. Workers must take care to operate all equipment safely and follow all safety requirements outlined by the employer. Field Drivers-The field drivers will drive the trailers out to the field where the field workers who are harvesting the fruits and vegetables. They will load the fruit and vegetables onto the trailer until full. They will then drive the fully loaded trailer back to the packing shed where the packing shed workers will unload them onto a belt for packing or to the refrigerated truck. The process is then repeated again.
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:
No
Special Requirements:
The worker must be responsible and consistent on the job. The worker must be able to lift 0-75 lbs., do repetitive movements, extensive pushing and pulling, walking, frequent stooping continuously throughout the day, and work in all kinds of weather conditions. Workers are subject to random drug testing at no cost to the workers. All drug testing will be carried out after the workers begin employment and is not part of the interview process. Workers who do not go through or decline a drug test will result in immediate termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:
45
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
GIII HARVESTING LLC
Location:
LABELLE, FL 33935
Telephone Number:
+18632436103

Worksite

Address:
13100 FARABEE RD., PUNTA GORDA, FL 33982

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22079-993252
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Per bus divided amongst cutting crew
Date Posted:
5/6/2022

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