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- This job requires a minimum of three moths (460 hours) of verifiable prior experience on a diversified vegetable crop farm which utilizes in part the conveyor system of harvesting. Workers will harvest and pack sweet corn, peppers, jalapenos, zucchini, broccoli, mini pumpkins, gourds, pie pumpkins, winter squash, asparagus, cantaloupe, watermelon, onion and tomatoes.
Workers must be able to perform all duties with accuracy and efficiency. Corn, cucumbers, zucchini, mini pumpkins, gourds, and pie pumpkins produced by this farm are harvested utilizing a conveyor system which requires workers to have skill and ability sufficient to keep working pace with the conveyor while maintaining product quality. All grading in terms of size, ripeness, and general overall quality is done in the field; therefore it is important that workers be familiar with these products in order to be qualified for the position. No work will be performed in planting, cultivation, chemical applications or other production work activities. Upon occasion workers will be expected to harvest the other vegetable crops by conventional hand harvesting methods.
Since work is performed on a conveyor belt workers are required to keep pace with the balance of the crew and the conveyor so that the overall pace of picking/packing is not slowed down. The conveyor can only operate at the speed of the slowest picker.
Workers will be responsible for harvesting specified crops as they ripen. Considerable stooping and kneeling is required. Care must be taken to prevent damaging produce and plants. Packed containers of produce can weigh from 50 to 60 lbs and workers will need to be physically able to lift containers repeatedly over their head in order to load it onto vehicles.
Harvesters of sweet corn must be able to know by feeling the ear whether it meets the farm's quality standards as to maturity. Workers must pick the top-most ear and determine by feel and observation corn smut, poor pollination, bird/raccoon damage and other quality issues.
Workers should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals etc. may affect workers ability to perform the job. Workers are exposed to wet weather, early mornings, summer heat, and cold fall weather. Temperatures may range from 10 degrees to 100 degrees. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Workers must be able to perform all duties with accuracy and efficiency. Saturday work required. Employer-paid post-hire, upon suspicion and post-accident drug testing required.
Employer assures that workers will be provided transportation from living quarters to work site every day (for workers who must be provided housing under the applicable regulations).
Persons seeking employment as experienced harvest worker must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Applicants must be able to furnish job reference(s) from recent employer(s) establishing acceptable prior experience. Workers hired pursuant to this job order will be subject to a trial period of up to 5 business days during which their performance of required tasks will be evaluated. If the performance during the trial period is not acceptable to the employer the worker's employment will be terminated.
Raises and/or bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker employed pursuant to this job order, at the company's sole discretion, based on factors including work performance, skill, and tenure
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse