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Market Demand Corp

Bakersfield, CA

$17.51 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Job Duties:
DUTIES: Traditional farm labor duties associated with the following: harvesting peppers by hand placing them into a tub and placing on aconveyer belt or directly into bins, dumping directly onto packing tables, lifting bucket to shoulder height for dumping into semi tubs, sorting and packing by hand on table and placing them into buckets, stacking on pallets, and strapping boxes. Weeding of peppers. General farm upkeep. Weeding with long hoe. May harvest additional vegetables and crop including but not limited to eggplants etc. Additional duties may be offered: tractor driving, forklift driving. May be offered driving of Cal-Vans to from worksite and for shuttling to from/town only as authorized by employer. Sorting and packing activities take place on site at the farm/field location. PIECE RATES: Green/red bell peppers $11 per bin (49 in x 49 in x 30 5/8 in) Average Production / Hour / Person: 1.75 at $19.25/hour Red/Green bell peppers harvest/packing $2.00 per 25 lb box and / or 15 lb box Average Production/Hour/Person = 9 at $18/hour PAY ASSURANCES: Employer offer the highest of the AEWR, the prevailing hourly wage or piece rate, the agreed-upon collective bargaining wage or the Federal or State minimum wage. OVERTIME: Employer will pay overtime to the workers who work more than 8 hours per day and/or over 40 hours per week, more than 8 hours on any given workday, and double the pay for the first 8 hours on the seventh day of work and after 12 hours of work. ADDITIONAL HOURS: Additional, non-compulsory work may be offered, including on holidays. WORKERS COMPENSATION: Employer guarantees to maintain coverage throughout the entire contract period. Workers must notify immediate foreman and/or supervisor in case of injury within 30 days. Workers Compensation is free of charge to employee. MEALS: Workers will incur the daily meal charge whether they consume employer-provided meals or not. Workers are expected to report any unsanitary meal preparation they observe directly to the employer. Workers are expected to report any concern on the quality and quantity of meals provided directly to the employer. Caterer agrees to maintain the following documentation on file for inspection from Employer and/ or Employer?s agent TRANSPORTATION: Employer will provide transportation to all worksite locations. See attached job order for any/additional worksite location(s). Workers are not required to use employer-provided transportation. Employer is not liable for the welfare of any worker who chooses their own means of transportation. State ID: 094-5113-9
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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EXPERIENCE: Must have 3 months experience working in crop(s) and/or agricultural activity identified in this job order. PRODUCTION REQUIREMENT: None. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Workers are provided a two-day break-in period to acclimate to the demands of the job. Workers must be physically fit to perform job duties without succumbing to excessive exhaustion after break-in period. Extensive pushing, pulling, walking, lifting, standing, stooping, Must tolerate extreme temperatures. Must report to work sober. May be subjected to and must pass post-employment, employer-paid drug test. Workers under the influence of drugs or alcohol pose a safety threat to themselves and other workers and cause liability for the employer. Lift 45 lbs.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Market Demand Corp
Los Banos, CA 93635
Telephone Number:


Live Oak Farms - Field 32-1 9852 Buena Vista Blvd, Bakersfield, CA 93307

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
See Job Duties for further specifcations: Green/Red Bell Peppers per bin: $11/piece; Red/Green Bell Peppers Harvest/Picking: $2.00/ 25lb box
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