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Field Workers: Bell Pepper Harvesters

Fresh Harvest, Inc.

Mettler, 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: Field Workers: Bell Pepper Harvesters, General Labor, Forklift Drivers, Tractor Drivers, CalVan Drivers, General Farm Labor / General Ranch Maintenance, Row Boss, Field Safety/Food Safety activities, Housing Monitor, Sanitization activities, and Health/Wellness Monitor to perform the following duties: Field workers will harvest bell peppers, pick, sort and pack peppers, weeding(using a long-handled hoe), putting on and removing row covers, removing stakes and string. Forklift Driver: Sits down on the forklift and performs the following: 1. Moves knobs in the machine to move loads (bins or pallets) from one trailer to another in fields. 2. Loads and unloads from trailer, empty containers and containers full of product in fields. Tractor Driver Specifications: The tractor driver is responsible for inspecting the tractor. Duties include getting in and out of the fields. The tractor driver takes empty bins, goes into the lot and sets them throughout the lot for workers to fill with product. The tractor driver gets in and out of the field as bins are set. Once workers fill up the bin, the tractor driver gets into the lot to take out the bins full of product. The tractor driver takes them out of the field and once out the field, a forklift transfers the product into the trailer. Cycle is repeated. 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 preform 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:
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Special Requirements:
1-month experience in bell pepper harvest. Written verification of experience is required. Workers must stand, sit, crouch, bend, reach, lift and carry items weighing up to 25 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:


Fanucchi Ranch - Hwy I-5 and California State Route 166, Mettler, CA 93313

Job Order Details

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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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