- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Crops: Apples, Strawberry, Cherry, Peach, Pear, Raspberry, Blueberry, Cabbage, Tomato, Sweet Corn, Peppers, Pumpkins, Squash, Cucumbers, Melons, Lettuce, Herbs, Egg Plant, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Turnips, Beets, Potatoes.
Greenhouse plants: Flower, Shrubs, Mums, Ornamentals, Vines.
Worker must possess the physical strength and endurance (ability to continue or last) to repeat the harvest process though out the workday, working quickly and skillfully to perform activities assigned during that activity. Workers may not leave trash, or other discarded items in work areas or vehicles but must dispose of such items in provided receptacles. Workers must wash hands with soap and water after all bathroom and meal breaks. Allergies to varieties of ragweed, goldenrod, insecticides, related agricultural chemicals, etc., may affect worker’s ability to perform the work described herein.
Employer conducts and worker must attend orientation on workplace rules, harvest methods, crop specific issues, policies, and safety information. Workers are expected to always follow work rules.
Sanitation Requirements: For food and general personal safety purposes, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly critical when hand harvesting crops for human consumption. Employees are required to cleanse their hands by washing them thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom and before entering the fields for harvest activities. All workers must report all injuries and illnesses to their employer. As well any communicable disease such as but not limited to diarrhea, or any other infectious disease or illness. Workers shall report immediately any cuts or abrasions that cause open bleeding.
Worker must be able to perform all duties within job description in safe manner adhering to all established orchard/field safety guidelines, practices and procedures. Field work begins at assigned time shortly after daylight. Work may be performed during moderate rain and in high humidity and in temperatures as low as 30 degrees F and up to 105 degrees F. Worker may be required to work in orchard/field when trees are wet with dew/rain and should have suitable clothing for variable weather conditions.
The following description of job activities applies to apples, cherries, peaches, and pear. Care must be taken at all times to ensure fruit is free of bruises and defects.
Workers will perform various tasks involved in planting, cultivating, and harvesting fruit according to supervisor’s instructions. Workers may till soil, plant stock, picking up rocks/roots/debris, and do pruning activities using a variety of non-mechanical tools. Duties may include training of vines and trees, placement, and transportation of bees. May remove blossoms to improve yield and quality. May aid in irrigation duties. May aid in minor repair of wooden fruit containers. Workers may thin and/or harvest fruit. Workers will harvest fruit according to color, size and degree of maturity as specified by supervisor and place into half-bushel baskets taking the extra time, care, and effort not to bruise or scar the fruit. Workers may windrow full containers or carry full containers weighing approximately 50 lbs. to truck or trailer and stack according to supervisor’s specifications. Fruit thinners will thin fruit using hands to remove excess fruit, taking care to walk around entire tree before moving onto next. Workers will be required to stay on their assigned row.
Worker will be required to consistently check boxes throughout the day to certify compliance with quality standards. Workers must be able to identify any bruising or other damage, and check produce size and color.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse