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Sadowski's Produce

Swanton, OH

$15.89 per hour


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Job Description

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FIELD PLANTING: Worker will carefully transplant plants by hand. Plants shall be handled with care as not to break, damage or bruise the plant, while removing it from the tray and planting it in the center of the predetermined hole. The plant shall be placed into the ground so the root structure is entirely covered with ground soil. Plants will be centered in the hole as to not touch the sides of the plastic to prevent burning of the plant. Plants may be planted mechanically with a planter and the worker will ride the machine and place plants in the drops as the machine moves along the row. Plants may be planted semi-mechanical with a transplanter and the worker will ride the machine and place plants in the hole that machine makes as machine moves along the row. Worker may be required to seed directly into ground by hand, placing seeds into the predetermined hole in the row no deeper than a ½ inch into the ground and then covering with ground soil as instructed by Supervisor. Workers may also be required to replant by hand transplants that do not live after first transplanting with mechanical planter as instructed by Supervisor. Pay will be hourly. CROP MAINTENANCE/WEEDING: Worker will be required to hoe or pull weeds by hand to remove weeds from fields and crop areas as instructed by Supervisor. Worker may be required to cultivate crops using mechanical cultivator which removes weeds from around plants. Worker will be required to load field transplants from the field to trailer, truck or wagon. Pay will be hourly. GENERAL FARM MAINTENANCE: Worker will perform general maintenance and cleaning around the farm and in the greenhouses. Worker may be required to use weed wacker for field and farm maintenance as directed by Supervisor. Pay will be hourly. IRRIGATION INSTALLATION/MAINTENANCE: Worker will install irrigation lines such as drip irrigation tubing and other irrigation equipment in field. Worker will remove irrigation lines and equipment from the field as instructed by Supervisor. Worker will be required to check and maintain all working components of irrigation system which include: irrigation lines, drip tape, sprinklers, headers, mainlines, valves, and any other irrigation equipment. Worker will fix leaks as directed by Supervisor. Worker may be required to monitor irrigation on daily basis and report any problems to Supervisor. Worker will lay, mend, fix and remove black and tunnel plastic and drip tape. Worker may be asked at times to lift plastic rolls from truck with help of another worker. Pay will be hourly. TYING/STAKING/ROW COVER: Workers will install and/or remove plant stakes and tie supports as directed by Supervisor. Workers will apply and remove row covers. Pay will be hourly. TRACTOR DRIVING: Worker may be required to drive tractor to/from work sites as instructed by Supervisor. Worker may be required to drive tractor pulling a wagon to work sites to be loaded with harvested product. Pay will be hourly. PACKING/SORTING ACTIVITIES: Worker will engage in packing and sorting activities for employer’s product. Worker will dump, clean, grade, sort, count, pack and stack product to customer standards, as directed by Supervisor. Worker must be able to adapt between various crop packing formats. Packing activities will include palletizing, assembling boxes, carrying and lifting up to 60 pounds. Care must be taken as to not damage the product. Workers will clean packing areas and lines as directed by Supervisor. Worker will organize cleaning materials and tools before leaving and according to Supervisors’ instructions. Workers will position and move pallet with pallet jack as necessary and directed. Workers will be required to wash and sanitize buckets, bins, and other packing containers as directed. Pay will be hourly.
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

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Job requires worker to complete tasks in general farm labor, planting and harvest of: cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet corn, Indian corn, cucumber, eggplant, green beans, cantaloupe, watermelons, onions, peppers (all varieties), pumpkins, gourds, winter squash, cherry and regular tomatoes, zucchini and summer squash. Experience Requirement: 3 verifiable months of commercial fruit and/or vegetable hand harvest experience required. Applicants must furnish job references from employers of the last 5 years establishing acceptable prior experience. Season Commitment: Job offered requires worker be available for and worker agrees to work every day that work is available for entire employment period. Worker must be able to perform job description duties in safe manner consistent with established safety procedures.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Sadowski's Produce
Company Name:
Steve Sadowski
Swanton, OH 43558
Telephone Number:


2805 Scott Rd, Swanton, OH 43558

Job Order Details

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