- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- It is estimated that 60% will be dedicated to preharvest and postharvest work, such as planting (including grafting) and cultivating coffee plantations, citrus, and plantains and 40% will be dedicated to harvesting the products. Workers are required to hand pick ripe coffee, for no less than 80% of the total harvest, with a basket around the waist with a minimum rate of 28 pounds per hour, 7 to 8 hours per day. Skilled laborers should be able to pick a little over one (1) “almud” or 28 pounds of ripe coffee in one hour. Most of the workdays are spent outdoors on one's feet, with constant movement as they move from one field to another. Workers must be able to stand, walk uphill and downhill, sit, squat, kneel, crouch, bend (from the waist) push, pull, reach, lift and carry items weighing in the range of 5 to 60 pounds. Driving and operating passenger vehicles and farm equipment will be required. The worker may be requested, but not required to work up to 12 hours per day and/or on the Sabbath or Federal Holidays depending upon the conditions in the fields, weather, and maturity of the crop; in such case, applicable overtime norms will be applied. The manager or supervisor will notify workers at the end of the workday if there is any change in start and time anticipated hours of work for the following day. Regular attendance by all workers during schedule hours of the workday and /or work period is expected. Unsatisfactory attendance: including reporting late, excessive request to leave before the end of the workday, quitting early, doing work outside the scope of the H2A Visa, not abiding housing, or transport regulations, etc., may be cause for disciplinary action. Workers must call their manager or supervisor as far in advance possible prior to the start of the workday if they do not expect to be in on time. Further information on the employer's Attendance Policy in the Employee Handbook.
See Addendum C for Spanish Language.
Ver Adendum C para Espanol.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop