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Watermelon Production Specialist

Pappas Family Farms, Inc.

Mendota, CA

$17.51 per hour


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Job Description

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Watermelon Quality control of product- oversee the quality of the crop and see if any adjustments need to be made in terms of watering and fertilizing to ensure a harvest of the best crop. This includes taking samples of the crop to see the progress as well as personally walking the fields and visually assessing the crop and identify any problems. Assistance in Mechanical Maintenance- assist in repair of machinery used to pack, sort, and harvest watermelons using basic tools such as standard sized wrenches, screwdrivers, and pliers. Repairs are basic in nature and the employee must be able to take direction to assist with repairs. Assisting in cleaning equipment at the end of the day in a way that is up to the standards of the FAA and the company. Employee must be able to operate a power washer and be able to squat to clean the underside of the equipment. Harvest Guidance- be able to identify when the crop is ready to be harvested at its optimal timing. Have the knowledge of proper harvesting techniques and the ability to communicate that knowledge to other workers. Crop Readiness Assessment-Have the ability to assess crop progress and assist with adjustments to growing plans should the need arise. Be able to communicate with both the crew leader and the ranch manager directions regarding watering and fertilizing. As well as helping coordinate harvesting times. Employee must have the ability to operate a standard Class C vehicle in order to travel between the cold storage cooler where the crop is packed to the fields where it is grown. Experience should be 3 months CA Tax ID 026-3172-9
Job Classification:
45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

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Job Requirements

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Have knowledge in the growing and harvesting of watermelon. Have knowledge in quality of a watermelon crop.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Pappas Family Farms, Inc.
Fresno, CA 93711
Telephone Number:


1431 S Lyons St., Mendota, CA 96340

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