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Farm Workers

Trejo Bros. Produce, LLC

Johns Island, SC

$11.99 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
mariatrejo@trejomanagement.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
50
Job Duties:
Plant, cultivate, harvest, grade and pack tomatoes and grape tomatoes by hand. Irrigate, drip tape, thin, prune, trellis, and stake and string/tie crops. Manually harvest tomatoes by pulling selected tomatoes from the vine, placing into bucket and carrying to dumper. Full buckets weighing approximately 30-35 lbs. will then be lifted and dumped into bins. Workers will pull up used plastic, drip tape and pull stakes, pull or cut string, weed, hoe, clear and maintain fields and work areas. Stems will be removed from harvested tomatoes. Workers will not break skin of tomato, drop tomato, or leave any appropriate product on the vine during harvest. Use hand tools such as machete or knife. Workers must discard and destroy produce that has been in contact with blood. Any produce harvested or still on the plant that has been exposed to blood shall be discarded and destroyed. Workers must pass by or discard any produce that bears obvious signs of pest activity, fecal contamination, plant disease, physical damage, or any produce that has been dropped on the ground. Workers must avoid unnecessary introduction of soil into harvest containers and field bins, or onto tools or other harvesting equipment. Complete farm and field sanitation duties including picking up trash and cleaning bathrooms. Direct and monitor agricultural activities. Count and check harvested produce in the field. Operate and clean farm equipment, vehicles and implements. Workers who apply for and obtain an FLC or FLC employee certificate of registration with driving authorization by the USDOL Wage and Hour Division during the employment period may drive the bus or other vehicles to transport workers and may be offered additional work hours. Workers will assist with Good Agricultural Practices Policies. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason. Employer attests that it has sent (or will promptly send) original surety bond to CNPC. Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a worker's Sabbath or federal holidays. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start time. Workers should expect occasional periods of little or no work because of weather, crop or other conditions beyond the employer's control. These periods can occur anytime throughout the season. Workers may be assigned a variety of duties in any given day and different tasks on different days. TERMINATION. All workers will be subject to a two day introductory period, during which the employer will evaluate workers' performance of required tasks. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker at the conclusion of the introductory period if the worker's performance fails to satisfy the employer's reasonable expectations, or is otherwise unacceptable. Employer may terminate a worker for lawful job-related reasons, including but not limited to situations in which the worker: (1) Is repeatedly absent or tardy; (2) malingers or otherwise refuses, without cause, to perform the work as directed; (3) commits act(s) of misconduct or repeatedly violates the Work Rules; and/or (4) fails, after completing the two day introductory period, to perform work in a competent and skillful manner, consistent with the employer's reasonable expectations.
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:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
1
Special Requirements:
One month of fruit or vegetable harvesting experience required. Production standards apply. Perform prolonged sitting, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, pushing/pulling, lifting and carrying up to approximately 35 lb. heaping bucket of tomatoes overhead continuously. Work outside in extreme temperatures up to 105 degrees. Physical stamina is required. Employer is a drug free workplace. Drug testing is conducted post-hire at the employer's expense and is not part of the interview process. Negative results are required before starting work.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Trejo Bros. Produce, LLC
Location:
Lake Park, GA 31636
Telephone Number:
+12295590880

Worksite

Address:
2735 Abbapoola Road, Johns Island, SC 29455

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22090-025418
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Incentive: Harvest grape tomatoes, Per 30lb bucket. Minimum production standard of 3 buckets per hour.
Date Posted:
4/4/2022

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