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Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

Rancho Nuevo Harvesting, Inc.

Lompoc, CA

$17.51 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
Number of Workers Requested:
Job Duties:
Field Workers: Strawberry Harvest, Crew Lead, Machine Set-up, General Labor, Agricultural Equipment Operator, Sanitation Worker, CalVan Driver to perform the following duties: All work is performed in the field on the farm: Job Description: Strawberry Harvest- Field Workers will perform duties associated with and directly related to strawberry harvest, machine and ground. Workers will pick and pack strawberries in the field for fresh harvest, freezing, and juice. Distinguishing quality and ripeness is required during picking and placing in trays/packing containers in field on the farm. Workers will perform planting, replanting, flower pinching, runner cutting, weeding with long- handled hoes, stripping, row boss, puncher/quality control, loader/stacker, hoop plastic installation and tear down, general labor, general maintenance labor, and farm machine operator (colbies). Crew Lead- Team Leaders will additionally be responsible for checking quality, filling out paperwork, and receiving order for production. May clock in other workers. General Labor- Weeding using long-handled hoes, transplanting (machine/hand), runner cutting, plant thinning, and ranch maintenance, moving sprinkler pipe, assisting with irrigation, pulling plastic, applying & pulling of drip tape, cleaning of old and new vegetative growth on plant bed. Plant bed will be classified as Medium or High according to the amount of runners and new/old vegetative growth present during performing work task. Agricultural Equipment Operator- Tractor drivers will drive and control tractors in fields. Machine set up- On the farm, workers will check the machine for water and diesel; Put sticker on bags; Supply cartons for the day and put on the machine; Open or close machine; Put machine where crew will start; move trailer, drive tractor and caterpillar. Sanitation worker- Cleans, pressure washes, and moves restrooms on farms/fields. Sanitation worker- Cleans, pressure washes, and moves restrooms on farms/fields. Workers may be asked to prepare and distribute communal meals for other H-2A workers. Workers will be paid for all such compensable time. CalVan Driver- 1. Driver may drive over the road in passenger vans. 2. Driver will drive designated vans to transport harvest crew workers to and from housing and worksite locations. Driving job duty is not a different job and the drivers perform harvesting job duties when not driving. 3. Driver will be responsible for filling van with fuel and keeping vehicle clean. 4. Driver will be required to complete and process periodic driving reports as required by state laws. 5. Driver will be required to follow all traffic laws and if applicable, vanpool rules. 6. In order to drive, drivers must possess a valid authorized driver's license and must be able to pass DOT (Department of Transportation) recognized medical exam and fulfill all other DOT requirements. 7. CalVans performs the medical exam at no cost to the employee or employer. The employer will be responsible for the cost of the registration as an FLCE driver (if any).
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:
Months of Experience Required:
Special Requirements:
1 months of experience harvesting in any of the commodities listed in this job order. Specific requirements include lifting up to 30-55 pounds frequently and able to use hand tools, including cutting knives. Must be able to work under conditions where skin and clothing become heavily soiled with mud, water, grease, etc. Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions, including rain, cold, high winds, etc. Work involves frequent bending and working in bent or stooped positions. Must be able to walk and stand up extensively. No smoking, alcohol, firearms in the field or residential housing. See Addendum C.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
5:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Rancho Nuevo Harvesting, Inc.
Santa Maria, CA 93458
Telephone Number:


Plo Ranch- 5180 East Highway 246, Lompoc, CA 93436

Job Order Details

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Multiple Worksites:
Additional Wage Information:
See Addendum A
Date Posted: