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Field Workers: Bell Pepper Machine Harvest, Garlic Machine

Fresh Harvest, Inc.

Los Banos, CA

$17.51 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
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Job Duties:
H-2A and corresponding domestic workers must be available to perform each of the following job activities in connection with the harvesting and farming operations: Field Workers: Bell Pepper Machine Harvest, Garlic Machine & Hand Harvesting, Garlic Windrowing, Topping & Harvest, Cherry Harvest, Corn Harvest, Garlic Digger, Digger Rider, Machine Harvesting Garlic & Shallot, Weeding, Pipe Irrigation, removing pipes from field, Drip Irrigation, Tractor Driver, Forklift Driver, Row Boss, Quality Control, General Farm Labor (Cracking Seed, Moving & Setting up Pipes, Removal of Drip Tape, Repairing Equipment) / General Ranch Maintenance, CalVan Driver, Packing shed/facility (on the farm, preparing freshly harvested crops for shipment in their original, unmanufactured state - sorting, palletizing & grading), Field Safety/Food Safety activities, Housing Monitor, Sanitization activities, and Health/Wellness Monitor to perform the following duties: Garlic topping/ hand harvest: This job requires the employee to top garlic in an open field on hands and knees with company provided shears. Topping garlic is a process by which the garlic bulb roots and stems are cut with shears, placed in a bucket then dumped into a bin for processing. Employee must handle garlic bulbs with caution to avoid damage. Employee will need to insure minimal amount of dirt, roots and trash are not placed in bucket. Employee must be able to handle pulled garlic on hands and knees; separate, pull, grasp, cut, clip, and lift buckets to the bin; safely walk on uneven ground in different parts of the field to perform the work. Garlic windrowing: This job requires the employee to work in an open field on hands and knees by pulling garlic and placing it on the ground. Windrowing garlic is a process in which the garlic is laid on the windrow covered with garlic stems on top of each other. Employees will need to ensure that pulled garlic is completely separated, shaken to remove dirt, and placed on windrow/ furrow covered with garlic stems to avoid sun damage. Employee must be able to pull up long leaves on hands and knees; separate, lift and grasp; work and reach garlic moving up to 40" bed; safely walk on uneven ground in different part of the fields to perform the work. Harvesting of bell pepper: This job requires the employee to work in an open field following behind the bell pepper belt and picking matured, ripened bell peppers by placing them in a bucket and dumping the peppers onto the harvesting belt. Harvesting bell peppers is a process in which the bell pepper is picked from the vine, leaving the stem attached. Employee must insure that the picked bell peppers are fully matured and ripened. Employee must be able to pick bell peppers; lift a plastic bucket; separate, lift and grasp; safely walk on uneven ground in different parts of the field to perform the work.
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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Special Requirements:
2-months experience harvesting crops to avoid crop damage and personal injury. Written verification of experience is required. Workers must stand, sit, crouch, bend, reach, lift and carry items weighing up to 75 pounds in the course of performing required activities. Workers must be able to listen, understand, and follow instructions of company supervisors and managers. The company's Employment Arbitration Agreement is set forth in this Clearance Order outlining the procedures to follow in raising concerns to seek their prompt resolution with an option to arbitrate unresolved matters.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Fresh Harvest, Inc.
Heber, CA 92249
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Christopher Ranch, LLC: Bowles Farming Co. 35, 36, 39 - 1.3 mi of NEHenry Miller Ave & Carlucci Rd, Los Banos, CA 93620

Job Order Details

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Piece Rates: Garlic Windrowing is at $.10 per windrow ft & $.05 per half windrow ft-each windrow contains 4 beds pulled into one windrow foot. Garlic topping is at $2.75 per bucket.Early garlic: $2.50 per 5 gal bucket; Late garlic: $3.00 per 5 gal bucket
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