IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING WAGES FOR TEMPORARY AGRICULTURAL JOBS

The Department of Labor recently announced new minimum wage rates, called Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs), that employers must offer and pay, at the time work is performed, to nonimmigrant H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment beginning on the effective date of the new wage rates. To see the new hourly AEWRs for non-range occupations (effective December 29, 2021) and the national monthly AEWR for herding or production of livestock work on the range (effective January 1, 2022), please visit: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/foreign-labor/wages/adverse-effect-wage-rates

Skip to main contentSkip to select language
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Blueberry Crew Leaders

Berries Northwest, LLC

Clatskanie, OR

$19.00 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18312353436
Email address to Apply:
azucena.espindola@berry.net

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
2
Job Duties:
The work is performed in the field on the farm: The Harvest Crew Leader is responsible for providing leadership and supervision to blueberry harvest crews. Ensures quality and quantify performance targets are met. Responsible for crew production, employee and food safety, employee retention, and administrative duties. Additional Job Responsibilities: Supervises a crew of harvesters, to ensure harvesting is being done in a safe, compliant, and efficient manner. Specific duties include: Ensures harvesters are picking quantity and quality fruit according to standards (appearance and weight). Trains harvesters on proper harvesting and packing methods in the field on the farm. Ensures harvesters are not leaving ripe fruit behind and that overripe fruit is being removed from the plant. Promotes a pleasant and healthy work environment by: Daily communication of work orders, safety reminders and motivational pep talk. Ensures employees take their rest and meal breaks per state regulations. Addresses employee suggestions and concerns in a timely and fair manner. Informs employees of pesticide application and follows proper protocol to avoid having them come in contact with pesticides. Mitigates safety risk by complying with safety policies and addressing safety concerns in a timely manner. Specific duties include: Leads daily warm-up exercises Ensures harvesters do not run in the field. Ensures social distancing between workers (6 ft) during the entire shift. Ensure that high touch surfaces at restrooms, sinks, and faucets at the field are cleaned and disinfect twice a day. By providing a rotating schedule for workers. Maintains work area clean and free of objects that may cause accidents Handles work-related injuries per Company policy. Ensures clean and fresh water and shaded rest areas are available at all times. Participates in safety trainings and obtains required certification. Ensures that all employees wear the proper work attire to avoid work-related accident or food safety violations. Accounts for all harvesters via daily attendance tracking and monitoring of leaves of absences. Specific duties include: Distributes employee badges. Ensures all direct reports’ work hours and packages harvested are accurate accounted for via review of production records. Participates in the following trainings/meetings: Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Prevention Training Safety Disciplines directs reports via a formal written progressive disciplinary process. Specific reasons for issuing a disciplinary notice include: Attendance policy violations Poor work performance Code of Conduct violations
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:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
3 months (one season) of past berry harvest crew leader experience. Cannot be color blind due to the need to distinguish colors of crops for proper ripeness and maturity, no smoking, illegal drugs, alcohol, or weapons of any sort in the housing or work fields. Must be able to communicate in English or Spanish for training and safety purposes.. Work is performed outdoors in open fields and can involve exposure to sun, wind, mud, dust, heat, cold and other elements of the normal field environment. Temperatures can range from 40 degrees F to over 90 degrees F during the period of employment. Workers should come prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear for the work and working conditions described. See Addendum C.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Berries Northwest, LLC
Location:
Saint Paul, CA 97137
Telephone Number:
+18054831000

Worksite

Address:
Clatskanie Ranch 78681 Collins Road, Clatskanie, OR 97016

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22133-170491
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
6/8/2022

Share