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Farmworker: Diversified

Y & R Harvesting Inc

Lake Wales, FL

$12.41 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18632539900
Web address to Apply:
https://seasonaljobs.dol.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
60
Job Duties:
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 must work at a sustained (continuing for an extended period of time without interruption), vigorous pace (quick and steady) and make bona fide efforts (made in earnest intent) to work efficiently (performing or functions in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort) and consistently (same way for a long time) that are reasonable under the climatic and other working conditions, 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. DUE TO COVID-19 WORKERS WILL HAVE THEIR TEMPERATURES TESTED DAILY. WHEN WORKERS ARE UNABLE TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE (BE 6 FEET APART) THEY ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVERING. THIS INCLUDES WHILE RIDING ON THE BUS TO AND FROM WORK. WORKERS CAUGHT NOT FOLLOWING THESE REQUIREMENTS WILL BE DISCIPLINED AND REPEATED OFFENSES WILL BE CAUSE FOR TERMINATION. Citrus Harvest: Following their supervisor’s instructions, the worker will wear a picking sack over their shoulder and carry an 18-22 foot ladder from the truck or trailer to their assigned grove. Worker will position their ladder against desired tree according to their supervisor’s instructions. Ladder must be in secured position to prevent slipping, falling, and injury to themselves or other workers. Workers must take care not to break limbs, damage the tree, knock off fruit or interfere with other workers. Workers will remove fruit from the tree and place into their sack. When their sack is full workers will then empty their sack into fruit container located in the grove. Full sacks weight between 80 – 100 lbs, depending on fruit size, condition, and variety. Workers will then repeat until the entire tree is picked. Workers must be physically able to perform duties onto ladders, making repeated trips safely up and down the ladders carrying a full sack of fruit. Incidental Duties: Some workers may be requested to be working crew leaders. These workers will be chosen based on several factors including the workers performance and tenure. Properly licensed workers may assist in transporting fellow workers. May operate citrus equipment. Workers may assist in grove maintenance. A trained worker is required to harvest 6 tubs of 10 boxes each workday. Failure to meet this standard could result in disciplinary action including termination. Farm, Field, and Shed Sanitation: All workers will be responsible for picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping floors and other farm, and shed sanitation duties
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:
No
Special Requirements:
Must be physically able to meet and perform all job specifications stated in job order. Must be able to work in the hot humid weather for extended periods of time. Workers will perform various tasks in hand harvesting citrus crops according to supervisors instructions. Workers will be required to work on an 1822-foot ladder. Must be able to climb ladder with 80lb sack. Workers are subject to random drug testing at no cost to the employee. All drug testing will occur after the worker begins his or her employment and is not a part of the interview process. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Y & R Harvesting Inc
Location:
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone Number:
+18632539900

Worksite

Address:
70 Mammoth Grove Rd, Lake Wales, FL 33898

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22201-364319
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
7/25/2022

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