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Field Crop Worker

Sierra Cascade Nursery, Inc.

Tulelake, CA

$17.51 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15302546210
Email address to Apply:
H2A@sierracascadenursery.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
10
Job Duties:
A. Field Crop Worker Work with strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, endive, carrots, hay, mint, hops, row and field crops, grain and seed products. Perform planting, bloom picking, runner setting, watering, weeding, planting-growing-trimming strawberry runner tips, and pest control. Work in support role for trim operations during harvest. Install and maintain irrigation systems, apply and remove plastic covers to fields, clear fields of debris, and lift up to 50 pounds. Workers may operate buses to transport workers, tractors and equipment to apply fertilizer, chemicals and harvest crops. In compliance with 29 C.F.R. 780.105 (c) worker may perform work in labor camp located on the farm that includes all areas of preparing and serving food, housing cleaning detail to provide a high standard for safe and secure living conditions and food service. Works as a member of a crew, or individually performing moderately complex tasks that require limited judgment. Use standard tools such as rakes, long handled hoes in conventional crops and short handled hoe in organic crops, and shovels. Workers may occasionally and/or sporadically perform duties associated with and directly related to field work including but not limited to packing plants, closing/stacking boxes in and around the field and trim sheds, distributing plants, and clean-up functions in and around the field and trim shed. When working in California, Employer complies with the California health and safety rules applicable to short-handled hoes. Bus Driving – Only drivers who possess the proper and valid driver’s licenses will participate in driving. Drivers will transport the workers to and between the work site locations on work days and return the workers to the housing facilities when the work day is finished. Driving is not a separate job from the field crop worker position and workers engaged in driving activities also work as field crop workers. All employees in this position (H-2A as well as corresponding domestic workers), will be given the opportunity to obtain a driver’s license (DL).  The DL is not a pre-hire job requirement. No job applicant will be denied an employment opportunity due to a lack of a DL at the time of application and/or hiring.  Further, no worker (H-2A or corresponding domestic worker) will be terminated for failure to obtain a DL. The employer will be responsible for the cost of the Driver’s License and related certificates and medical exams.
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:
1
Special Requirements:
Must have 1 month experience working with strawberry nursery plants within the previous two years. The name and address or telephone number of the reference who can verify the worker's experience and performance will be required at the time of interview and written confirmation of experience in the form of a letter. No smoking allowed in the fields or dormitories, cannot be color blind due to the need to distinguish colors of crops, able to use shears and other agricultural tools, conditions of housing include no smoking, illegal drugs, alcohol, or weapons of any sort in the dormitories.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Sierra Cascade Nursery, Inc.
Location:
Susanville, CA 96130
Telephone Number:
+15302546867

Worksite

Address:
17230 Valley View Drive, Tulelake, CA 96134

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22136-177710
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
6/21/2022

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