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Farmworker: Diversified

Purple Karat Enterprises Inc

Litchfield Park, AZ

$14.79 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+16232664031
Email address to Apply:
purplekarat@gmail.com
Web address to Apply:
https://seasonaljobs.dol.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
37
Job Duties:
Crops: Salad components (baby greens: Arugula, Broccoli, Herbs, Kale, Lettuce, Mustard, Totsoi, etc.), Artichokes, Arugula, Basil, Beets, Bok Choi, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Beans, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrots, Celery, Chard, Chicory, Chives, Cilantro, Collard Greens, Corn, Cucumbers, Citrus, Dandelion Greens, Dill, Edible Flowers, Eggplant, Fennel, Garlic, Head Lettuces, Kale, Kohlrabi, Lavender, Leeks, Marjoram, Melons, Mint, Mustard Greens, Okra, Onions, Oregano, Parsley, Parsnips, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Radishes, Rapini, Rosemary, Sage, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Thyme, Tomatoes, Turnips. Workers will perform various duties associated with planting, harvesting, and packing the employer’s products. This includes seed transplant in the field and/or greenhouse planting, cultivating, and harvesting employer’s crop. Workers will weed and thin crops in both a field and greenhouse setting. Workers will harvest product manually in the field and/or in greenhouse, including bunching of root vegetables in the packing shed. Workers will maintain a consistent flow of materials (raw product and packing materials) to the rest of the line workers. Workers will load and unload product from/to pallets, workers will load and unload product from the truck manually and using a pallet jack. Workers will monitor temperature of raw salad produce, finished salad product, and processing room & water. Workers will inspect all ingredients to ensure conformance to strict company specifications, Workers will need to weigh, identify, and palletize finished produce and store in cooler. Workers will make boxes, take samples, and check products for qualify control and shipping. Workers will report any problems to the production manager and/or farm manager. Workers must have the ability to work with a team and alone. Workers will assist in ensuring the cleanliness and sanitation of the salad processing plant, cooler, equipment, and other general facility cleaning. Tractor Drivers: properly licensed workers that read, speak, and understand English directions, and are trained and have experience may be assigned to operate tractors. Those workers will be assigned as tractor drivers during daily operations, as an incidental activity. This will occur during various stages of the growing season from planting to harvesting, to post-harvest field clean up. Duties will include hooking up farm implements, or extensions using bolts and hand tools. Workers must be able to drive tractors with 20 feet wide implements and safely handle tight U turns. Some of the duties associated with tractor driving is mixing and spraying chemicals, before any worker is required to operate any tractors, workers will be instructed in safety and operation of the tractor before driving the tractor. Tractors must be driven in a manner to protect operator, other workers, products, trees, crops and equipment. Workers assigned to tractors must remain alert while driving and servicing tractors and other farm equipment. Workers must always drive at the proper speed. Workers that work as tractor drives must report any issues with the equipment to their immediate supervisor. Workers may perform preventative maintenance on tractors and other farm equipment inkling lubricating it and farm implements. Guide products on conveyors to regulate flow through machines and to discard diseased or rotten products. Workers will need a full understanding and must comply with safety rules. Workers must be visually able bodied and able to lift at least 50 lbs., must be able to work in tight areas that require lifting, bending, climbing up and down on large equipment. Repeated failure to obey safety requirements and operating instructions may result in termination.
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:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
2
Special Requirements:
All workers should have at least 2 months experience harvesting crops on a commercial farm. Applicants must be able to furnish affirmative job references from recent employers operating comparable operations establishing acceptable previous experience. All Workers must be at least 18 years of age. Must be physically able to meet and perform all job specifications stated in job order, including lifting of 50 lbs. Must be able to work in the hot humid weather for extended periods of time. Workers are subject random drug testing post hire at no cost to the employee. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:
56
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Purple Karat Enterprises Inc
Location:
Litchfield Park, AZ 85355
Telephone Number:
+16023630787

Worksite

Address:
4762 N 189th Avenue, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22203-370660
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
7/29/2022

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