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Field Worker

Elkhorn Packing Co. LLC

Gonzalez, CA

$17.51 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18316763833
Email address to Apply:
selina@elkhornpacking.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
54
Job Duties:
Field Workers: Romaine, Romaine Hearts, Mix (Red Leaf, Green Leaf, Butter), Iceberg Lettuce, Celery to perform the following duties: Field worker to harvest romaine, iceberg lettuce, & romaine hearts. Cut, bag, pack, and load fresh lettuce in the field. Cutting is done on harvesting machine by using hands and cutting knife. Using a harvesting hand knife and bending at the waist, the employee cuts the head from the roots and trims the outer leaves from the head to prepare it to be packed into a carton, tote or bin. The process is repeated. Worker is responsible for cleaning of equipment and maintenance of yard. Field worker to harvest mix leaf, green leaf, red leaf & butter. Cut, bag, pack, and load fresh lettuce in the field. Cutting is done on harvesting machine by using hands and cutting knife. Using a harvesting hand knife and bending at the waist, the employee cuts the head from the roots and trims the outer leaves from the head to prepare it to be packed into a carton or tote. The process is repeated. Worker will also break sweet baby leaves. Worker is responsible for cleaning of equipment and maintenance of yard. Field worker to harvest celery. Cut, bag, pack, and load fresh celery in the field. Cutting is done on harvesting machine by using hands and cutting knife. Using a harvesting hand knife and bending at the waist, the employee cuts the stalk from the roots and trims the outer stalks from the stalk to prepare it to be packed into a bag, carton, tote or bin. The process is repeated. Worker responsible for cleaning of equipment and maintenance of yard. Field worker to harvest celery. Cut, bag, pack, and load fresh celery in the field. Cutting is done on harvesting machine by using hands and cutting knife. Using a harvesting hand knife and bending at the waist, the employee cuts the stalk from the roots and trims the outer stalks from the stalk to prepare it to be packed into a bag, carton, tote or bin. The process is repeated. Worker responsible for cleaning of equipment and maintenance of yard. Machine set up includes: Check machine for water and diesel; Put sticker on bags and cartons; Supply cartons for the day and put on the machine; Open or close machine; Put machine where crew will start; Move trailer. Workers may occasionally and/or sporadically perform duties associated with and directly related to the primary duties. Such work will be temporary and unsubstantial agricultural labor. Cal Van Driver Specifications: 1. Employee may drive Cal Van over the road. 2. Employee picks up workers from different housing sites/pick up points and takes them to an assigned work site and at the end of the day takes them back to the housing site/pick up point. 3. In order to drive a Cal Van, Employees must possess valid driver's license (state issued) and must be able to pass Class B Physical exam and register as an FLCE driver. The employer will be responsible for the cost of the California Driver's License, Class B Physical Exam, and registration as an FLCE driver (if any). All employees in this position (H-2A as well as corresponding domestic workers), will be given the opportunity to obtain a driver's license (DL) and register as an FLCE driver on a voluntary basis. The DL and FLCE Certificate are not a pre-hire job requirement. No job applicant will be denied an employment opportunity due to a lack of a DL 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 or FLCE Certificate.
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:
1 month of harvest experience in a listed commodity. Specific requirements include lifting up to 50 pounds frequently and able to use hand tools, including cutting knives. Must be able to work under conditions where skin and clothing become heavily soiled with mud, water, grease, etc. Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions, including rain, cold, high winds, etc. Work involves frequent bending and working in bent or stooped positions. Must be able to walk and stand up extensively. No smoking, alcohol, firearms in the field or residential housing. Work is performed in open fields and may involve exposure to mud, dust, wind, heat, cold, and other natural elements. Temperatures can range from 30 degrees Fahrenheit to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the period of employment. Workers should come prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear for the environmental and working conditions described. See Addendum C.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
5:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Elkhorn Packing Co. LLC
Location:
Salinas, CA 93901
Telephone Number:
+18316763833

Worksite

Address:
26500 Old Stage Rd., Gonzalez, CA 93926

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22090-026459
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Type of Pack: Mix Leaf/Rom: CARTON; Count: 6'S; Crew Incentive Rate: $0.35.
Date Posted:
4/20/2022

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