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General Farm Laborers

Blue Hammock Farms LLC

Wimauma, FL

$12.41 per hour


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Job Description

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The General Laborer performs general ranch maintenance, assist with irrigation maintenance, assist in applications by hand or tractor of fertilizers and/or pesticides, frost control. The position follows company policies and standards and adheres to all safety practices and requirements. The position ensures clean work areas that are free of objects that may cause accidents. Ranch Maintenance, to include but not limited to: • Covering up dirt holes • Keeping ranch roads clean • Install and repair irrigation systems and repair of any damaged irrigation hoses. • Repair frost control sprinklers • May assist regardless of time of day, in keeping overhead irrigation rain birds free of ice during freezing weather. • Operate tractor or other machinery to prepare the soil, fertilize and spray the crop. Plastic and Drip-tape removal: • Unhook drip-tape from main water line, walk down row while pulling plastic down the bed until it is completely removed. Take removed plastic to proper disposal or burning station, as instructed. Quality check: • Revise the quality of the harvested fruit. • Inspect harvested crates and evaluate the following: • Appearance: Good packing, full baskets (no bridges), ask harvesters to re-pack crates and pick correct fruit color as needed. • Crates: Make sure the crate is clean and is the correct type of crate. • Employee’s sticker must be on the crate. • As time permits, do random inspections of a single basket. • Arrange the picking shed in the morning with the required boxes to begin the harvest. Return the trailer to the yard at the end of the day. Clean up trash and excess material, and prepare the trailer for the next day. • Open boxes of baskets, crates, etc. during the day as required. • Follow all hygiene and food safety policies and requirements. Prepare Clorox solution for sanitizing work areas. Miscellaneous Duties: • Assist with installing irrigation system and repair of any damaged irrigation hoses. • Apply fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides to the crops. • When completing irrigation tasks and pipes are being collected, ensure that the sprinkler pipes are securely tied and cautiously drive the tractor with the trailer. • Remove garbage from work areas: roads, fields and other areas. • Remove grass from roads, fields, container yard and other areas • Fix cracks found in hoses or pipes. • Report problems to management. • Assist with applying fertilizers and pesticides by hand and by tractor • May be required to harvest, when necessary and as requested by production requirements. • assist in the use or operation of farm equipment such as tractors, trucks and harvest machinery and may transport other workers. • Adjust, repair, and service farm machinery and notify supervisor when machinery malfunctions. • Attach farm implements such as plows, discs, sprayers, or harvesters to tractors, using bolts and hand tools. • Follow and adhere to all personal and equipment safety requirements, to include but not limited to, warm-up exercises and the use of personal protective equipment. • Other duties as assigned.
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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Three months of experience in general farm labor activities. Cannot be color blind due to the need to distinguish colors of crops for proper ripeness and maturity, no smoking, illegal drugs, alcohol, or weapons of any sort in the housing or work fields. Ability to communicate in English or Spanish is required for training and safety purposes. Work is performed outdoors in open fields and can involve exposure to sun, wind, mud, dust, heat, cold and other elements of the normal field environment. Temperatures can range from 50 degrees F to over 90 degrees F during the period of employment. Workers should come prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear for the work and working conditions described. See Addendum C.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Blue Hammock Farms LLC
Lake Placid, FL 33852
Telephone Number:


20233 Keene Rd., Wimauma, FL 33598

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