- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Plant, cultivate, harvest, grade and pack peppers, cucumbers, cabbage, corn, squash, eggplant, tomatoes, onions, greens, zucchini, snap beans, watermelons, cantaloupe and blueberries by hand or machine. Work on a packing line sorting and grading and making boxes and packing produce for shipping at the packing shed. Place in cooler. Prune, take cuttings for propagation, load trucks, repair drip irrigation, clean greenhouses, lay landscape fabric, spray, irrigation work, weed, dig ditches, daily farm maintenance, clean production areas and facilities. Operate, clean and maintain farm vehicles and equipment. Insert and remove stakes, string and plastic. Plant produce by hand placing into pre-dug holes along rows. Pick developed peppers or tomatoes from bush and place into bucket, making sure that plant is picked clean of all peppers or tomatoes of correct size and maturity. When bucket is full, carry to dumper on truck that is moving through rows alongside workers, being careful not to bruise peppers. Pick developed cucumbers and place into bucket, making sure that plant is picked clean of all cucumbers of correct size and maturity. When bucket is full, worker will carry to dumper on truck that is moving through rows alongside workers being careful not to bruise cucumbers. Cut squash, zucchini or eggplant using a knife and place into bucket, making sure that zucchini, squash or eggplant plant is picked clean of correct size and maturity. When bucket is full, carry to dumper on truck moving through rows alongside workers. Cut greens with a knife, remove any discolored or defective leaves, place bands around bundles, and put into box in field. When box is full, carry to truck that is moving through rows alongside workers and receive new box. Cut cabbage using a knife and individually place into moving truck. Cut cabbage rows clean of correct sized heads and correct number of leaves, being gentle with heads. Harvest corn by hand, making sure stalk is pulled clean of all ears of correct size and maturity. Place into buckets until full and then carry to dumper in truck that is moving through rows alongside workers. Harvest onion, cut top and place into box. When box is full, take box to truck moving though rows alongside workers. Cut watermelon or cantaloupe from vine, lift selected melon, then pitch the melon to another worker who catches the melons and pitch to another worker or gently places them in the designated bin/transport vehicle. Make sure that plants are picked clean of all produce of correct size and maturity according to supervisor's instructions being careful not to bruise or damage produce. Walk through assigned row while bending and reaching to pick ripe blueberries by hand without bruising or damaging the fruit or bush. Workers must use care to pick bushes clean of all berries of the correct color and size (at least 95%), as instructed by their supervisor. Green berries must not be picked. When picking blueberries, workers will carefully place picked berries into buckets that are strapped around their waists. Once all buckets are full, workers will carry buckets to the trailer that is moving through the field. Buckets will then be emptied into trays that are inspected for quality and weighed. Inform managers of crop progress. Stake and tie. Assist with Good Agricultural Practices policies.
Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop