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Field Workers: Citrus (lemons, Oranges, Minneolas) Pickers

Fresh Harvest, Inc.

Essex, CA

$17.51 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
Number of Workers Requested:
Job Duties:
H-2A and corresponding domestic workers must be available to perform each of the following job activities in connection with the harvesting and farming operations: Field Workers: Citrus (Lemons, Oranges, Minneolas) Pickers, Harvest, Tree Pruning, General Farm Labor / General Ranch Maintenance, General Labor, Tractor Driver, Forklift Driver, Prepare freshly harvested crop for shipment, Row Boss, CalVan Driver, Field Safety/Food Safety activities, Housing Monitor, Sanitization activities, and Health/Wellness Monitor to perform the following duties: Under the direction of the field supervisor, the worker picks up a ladder using the arms and leans it against the citrus tree. The worker carries an empty sack around the neck and upper body to place the product he/she is harvesting. The worker also holds a pair of scissors with the hand to harvest the product (there is no manual handling / pulling of the citrus fruit as this will severely damage the crop). Climbing up the ladder, the worker grabs the product, cuts it and places it in the sack. Full sacks weigh between 50 and 80 lbs. Once the sack is full, the workers descend the ladder and walk for approximately 5-30 feet and dumps the sack into a bin. The bins are loaded by the workers. Prepare freshly harvested crop for shipment. The cycle is repeated until the end of the shift. Forklift Driver Specifications: The Forklift driver is responsible for inspecting the forklift. Forklift drivers use knobs and levers to operate the forklift. Duties include the transferring and stacking of bins full of product onto the trailer. The employee works in an area that consists of 300 ft. in radius. Cycle is repeated. Tractor Driver Specifications: The tractor driver is responsible for inspecting the tractor. Duties include getting in and out of the fields. The tractor driver takes empty bins, goes into the lot and sets them throughout the lot for workers to fill with product. The tractor driver gets in and out of the field as bins are set. Once workers fill up the bin, the tractor driver gets into the lot to take out the bins full of product. The tractor driver takes them out of the field and once out the field, a forklift transfers the product into the trailer. Cycle is repeated. Row Boss: Assist crew foreman with pre-harvest process and audits. Checks product quality. Serves as quality control person. Helps coordinate daily production. General Ranch Maintenance / General Farm Labor includes, but is not limited to, on the farm road maintenance and dust control to farm roadways by means of farm equipment. Housing monitor: Workers will perform work on the farm at the growing and housing locations – lives in company-provided housing; assists with maintenance and upkeep/repairs of worker housing facilities, including housing cleaning detail to provide a high standard for safe and secure living conditions and food service; help set up housing prior to occupancy and move furniture (mainly bunk beds and mattresses) from the housing sites to storage containers after the end of the period of need; monitors food is served accordingly to all workers; reports incidents or complaints; monitor and prepare reports on attendance; must be able to drive and will occasionally drive to other housing sites / fields to check on employees. Field Safety / Food Safety activities: Worker works closely with Row Boss and fills out documentation for Field Safety / Food Safety compliance, including but not limited to, crew training attendance, crew safety tailgates, internal crew audits, updates training packages, maintains roster of crew certifications, weekly review of field safety / food safety compliance. Sanitization Activities: workers will perform sanitization activities at housing facilities to ensure workers’ wellness and safety. Bins Piece Rate 1.00 $55.00 1.25 $68.75 1.50 $82.50 1.75 $96.25 2.00 $110.00 2.25 $123.75 2.50 $137.50 2.75 $151.25 3.00 $165.00
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:
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Special Requirements:
3-months experience harvesting citrus in the fields. Written verification of experience is required. Workers must stand, sit, crouch, bend, reach, lift and carry items weighing up to 50-80 pounds in the course of performing required activities. Workers must be able to listen, understand, and follow instructions of company supervisors and managers. The company's Employment Arbitration Agreement is set forth in this Clearance Order outlining the procedures to follow in raising concerns to seek their prompt resolution with an option to arbitrate unresolved matters.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Fresh Harvest, Inc.
Heber, CA 92249
Telephone Number:


Limoneira Co. Cadiz Ranch: Rte 66 & Cadiz Rd, Essex, CA 92332

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
Bonus: A discretionary production bonus may apply. Overtime and Benefits: The employer will abide by the required Federal or applicable State laws when paying overtime and benefits to employees performing the listed activities herein.
Date Posted: