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Field Workers Celery Harvest (organic and Conventional)

Rancho Nuevo Harvesting, Inc.

Salinas, CA

$17.51 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
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Rancho Nuevo Harvesting, Inc.’s (also referred to herein as “Rancho Nuevo” “Employer” or “Company”) main office is located at 1225 La Brea Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93458, (mailing address: 1225 La Brea Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93454), phone 805-347-1370. The Employer has designated this office as the Application Site. Rancho Nuevo is a fixed site grower for this specific application as it now operates the farm through a recently amended Operating Agreement. CA TAX ID: 01848084 Rancho Nuevo Harvesting seeks certification for 25 H-2A workers and 30 total workers. Of the 30 total workers, 5 will be domestic workers who do not require housing. Field Workers: Organic Celery and Conventional Celery Harvest; General Labor; Crew Lead; Tractor Driver; Sanitation Worker; Mechanics; Machine Setup; CalVan Driver; Bus Driver, Truck Driver. All work is performed in the field on the farm. Organic Celery and Conventional Celery Harvest: Field worker to harvest celery, organic and conventional. Cut, bunch, pack, and load fresh celery in the field. Cutting is done on harvesting machine by using hands and cutting knife. Using a harvesting hand knife and bending at the waist, the employee cuts the stalk from the roots and trims the outer stalks from the stalk to prepare it to be packed into a carton, a tote or a bin. The process is repeated. Worker responsible for cleaning of equipment and maintenance of yard. General Labor: Weeding using long-handled hoes, transplanting, runner cutting, plant thinning, and ranch maintenance, pulling plastic, 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. Crew Lead: Team Leaders will additionally be responsible for checking quality, filling out paperwork, and receiving order for production. May clock in other workers. Tractor Driver: Tractor drivers will drive and control tractors in fields. Sanitation worker: Cleans, pressure washes, and moves restrooms on farms/fields. Mechanics: Mechanics will fix tractors, cat loaders, harvest machines, lunch trailers, painting of the harvest equipment, and will perform other mechanic functions that the harvesting equipment may need. Work takes place on various farms belonging to Boskovich. Mechanics must be able to lift 40 pounds and have at least 3 months of mechanic experience with diesel and gas equipment. This activity is secondary agriculture under the Fair Labor Standards Act because it is incidental and in conjunction with the farmer’s own operations. These activities will take place on the farm. Machine set up: Worker 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. (Continues on Addendum C)
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

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1 month of experience harvesting celery harvest is required. 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. Work is performed in open fields and may involve exposure to mud, dust, wind, heat, cold, and other natural elements. Temperatures can range from 30 degrees Fahrenheit to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the period of employment. Workers should come prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear for the environmental and working conditions described. (Continues on Addendum C)
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
5:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Employer Information

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


Poulsen Ranch- 434 River Rd, Salinas, CA 93908

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
1/2 Box Regular: Estimated pieces per hour: 30; Estimated hourly wage: $18.00; Crew Incentive Rate, Unit of Measure: Carton; 18 in L x 10 in W x 14 in H, 14 in L x 10 in W x 8 in H, 23 in L x 15 in W x 14 in H
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