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Strawberry Ground Harvest

Fresh Harvest, Inc.

Salinas, CA

$17.51 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
Number of Workers Requested:
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: Strawberry Ground Harvest (Fresh, Cannery, Juice), General Labor (road cutting, planting, runner cutting, weeding), Indirect Labor, prepare freshly harvested crop for shipment, General Farm Labor / General Ranch Maintenance, Forklift Driver, Tractor Driver, CalVan Drivers, Row Boss, Field Safety/Food Safety activities, Housing Monitor, Sanitization activities, and Health/Wellness Monitor to perform the following duties: Work with strawberries: Workers will perform duties associated with and directly related to strawberry harvest work, including but not limited to picking and packing strawberries in field for fresh market and freezing/juicing; road cutting, planting, runner cutting, weeding (long-handled hoe); Distinguish quality and ripeness; Pick, and place in tray/packing containers in field. Pickers will work on a strawberry picker machine to aid harvest; working in rows, the worker bends over and picks strawberries with hands; places the strawberries in a box and stacks the full boxes on the machine floor, the top of the machine carries the empty boxes; the worker, therefore, does not carry the full boxes to the end of the row. Strawberry ground/table crews will not use a machine aid; working in rows, the worker bends over and picks strawberries with hands; places the strawberries in a box; walks and carries the box with strawberries to the packing table located at the end of the row in the field. The worker returns to the row to continue ground harvest. Prepare freshly harvested crop for shipment. Tractor Driver: 1. Transferring of water from Reefer to tractor and from tractor to Machine and they mix chlorine with water. 2. Builds bins on top of a platform, transports trailer from the lot the yard and tarp loads. 3. Drives tractor as bins are filled up. Forklift Driver: Under the direction of the supervisor, forklift driver is responsible for moving pallets, boxes, plastic rolls and any other type of material needed for the harvesting of the berries. The Forklift driver also moves the product from the field on to the flatbed truck that then takes the product to the cooler. The worker is also responsible for inspecting the forklift and making sure oil levels are filled. Row Boss: Assist crew foreman with pre-harvest process and audits. Checks product quality. Serves as quality control person. Helps coordinate daily production. General Ranch Maintenance / General Farm Labor includes, but is not limited to, on the farm road maintenance and dust control to farm roadways by means of farm equipment. Housing monitor: Workers will perform work on the farm at the growing and housing locations – lives in company-provided housing; assists with maintenance and upkeep/repairs of worker housing facilities, including housing cleaning detail to provide a high standard for safe and secure living conditions and food service; help set up housing prior to occupancy and move furniture (mainly bunk beds and mattresses) from the housing sites to storage containers after the end of the period of need; monitors food is served accordingly to all workers; reports incidents or complaints; monitor and prepare reports on attendance; must be able to drive and will occasionally drive to other housing sites / fields to check on employees. Field Safety / Food Safety activities: Worker works closely with Row Boss and fills out documentation for Field Safety / Food Safety compliance, including but not limited to, crew training attendance, crew safety tailgates, internal crew audits, updates training packages, maintains roster of crew certifications, weekly review of field safety / food safety compliance. Sanitization Activities: workers will perform sanitization activities at housing facilities to ensure workers’ wellness and safety.
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:
Special Requirements:
Workers must stand, sit, crouch, bend, reach, lift and carry items weighing up to 50 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.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Fresh Harvest, Inc.
Heber, CA 92249
Telephone Number:


Elkhorn Berry Farms, LLC and Heritage Farms, LLC: Foster Ranch - 133 Hitchcock Rd., Salinas, CA 93908

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
Bonus: A discretionary production bonus may apply. Overtime and Benefits: The employer will abide by the required Federal or applicable State laws when paying overtime and benefits to employees performing the listed activities herein.
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