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Field Workers: Picking Pears, Apples and Cherries

Fresh Harvest, Inc.

Hood, CA

$17.51 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
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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: Picking Pears, Apples and Cherries; Tractor Driver; Forklift Driver; General Orchard Labor; CalVan Driver; General Farm Labor / General Ranch Maintenance; Packing facility (preparing freshly harvested crops for shipment in their original, unmanufactured state) & Palletizing; Row Boss; Field Safety/Food Safety activities; Housing Monitor; Sanitization activities, and Health/Wellness Monitor to perform the following duties: Field Worker will be picking Pears, Apples and Cherries with Tripod Ladder, pruning Cherries, cutting blight. Under the direction of the field supervisor, the worker using arms picks up a ladder used for pear/cherry harvesting and stands it close to the apple/ pear/cherry tree. Worker carries a sack around the neck and upper body to place the harvested product. Worker then climbs up the ladder, grabs the pear/cherry with hands, tilts it upwards, pulls it off the tree and places it in the sack. Once the sack is full, worker descends the ladder, walks for approximately 5-30 feet and empties the sack into a bin. Prepare freshly harvested crop for shipment. Cycle repeats until the end of the shift. Sack weighs between 50 and 80 lbs. The duties include hand harvesting without pulling too hard so as not to damage the trees/fruit, climbing up and down a ladder, carrying the fruit to a central location, moving and setting the ladder and any other duties that are assigned. Forklift Driver Specifications: The Forklift driver is responsible for inspecting the forklift. Forklift drivers use knobs and levers to operate the forklift. Duties include the transferring and stacking of bins full of product onto the trailer. The employee works in an area that consists of 300 ft. in radius. Cycle is repeated. 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. Packing facility and palletizing: Workers will prepare freshly harvested crops for shipment in their original, unmanufactured state. Palletizing: Workers get boxes of approximately 20lbs to 40lbs and from a pallet stacks them on a pallet in different forms and ties them together. Once pallet is full, worker slides them using a pallet jack in distances from 1ft to 10ft. Rowboss: Assist crew foreman with pre-harvest process and audits. Checks product’s 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.
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 picking pears, apples and cherries. Written verification of experience is required. Workers must stand, sit, crouch, bend, reach, lift and carry items weighing up to 20-80 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:


David J. Elliot and Sons & Scully Packing Company LLC:, Hood, CA 95639

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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