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Broccoli & Cauliflower Harvest

Rancho Nuevo Harvesting, Inc.

Mendota, CA

$17.51 per hour


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Job Description

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Rancho Nuevo Harvesting, Inc.’s (also referred to herein as “Rancho Nuevo” “Employer” or “Company”) main office is located at 1225 La Brea Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93458, (mailing address: 1225 La Brea Ave, Santa Maria, CA 93454), phone 805-347-1370. The Employer has designated this office as the Application Site. Rancho Nuevo is a registered Farm Labor Contractor. CA TAX ID: 01848084. Job title: Broccoli & Cauliflower Harvest. Workers Needed: Total: 101; H-2A: 96 Rancho Nuevo Harvesting seeks certification for 96 H-2A workers and 101 total workers. Of the 101 total workers, 5 will be domestic workers who do not require housing. JOB DUTIES: Broccoli/Cauliflower Harvest: Field worker to harvest broccoli and cauliflower. Cut, bunch, pack and load fresh broccoli and cauliflower in the field. Cutting is done on harvesting machine by using hands and cutting knife. Using a harvesting hand knife and bending at the waist, the employee cuts the stalk from the roots to prepare it to be packed into a carton, a tote or a bin. The process is repeated. Worker is responsible for cleaning of equipment and maintenance of field (picking up trash, weeding (using a long-handled hoe), hoeing (using a long handle hoe), moving equipment, moving of irrigation pipes and drip tape. Pre- and Post-Harvest clean up. Crew Lead: Team Leaders will additionally be responsible for checking quality, filling out paperwork, and receiving order for production. May clock in other workers. Machine set up: Worker will check the machine for water and diesel; Put sticker on bags; Supply cartons for the day and put on the machine; Open or close machine; Put machine where crew will start; move trailer, drive tractor and caterpillar. General Labor: Weeding using long-handled hoes, transplanting, runner cutting, plant thinning, and ranch maintenance, pulling plastic, pulling of drip tape, cleaning of old and new vegetative growth on plant bed. Plant bed will be classified as “Medium” or “High” according to the amount of runners and new/old vegetative growth present during performing work task. Tractor Driver: Tractor drivers will drive and control tractors in fields. Sanitation worker: Cleans, pressure washes, and moves restrooms on farms/fields. Mechanics: On the grower’s farm, Mechanics will fix tractors, cat loaders, harvest machines, lunch trailers, painting of the harvest equipment, and will perform other mechanic functions that the harvesting equipment may need. Work takes place on various farms. Mechanics must be able to lift 40 pounds and have at least 3 months of mechanic experience with diesel and gas equipment. This job duty is agriculture under the Fair Labor Standards Act because it is performed directly in conjunction with and incidental to the farming operations.
Job Classification:
45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

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All workers must have at least 1 month of experience in broccoli or cauliflower harvest and workers who perform mechanic job duty must have at least 3 months mechanic experience with diesel and gas equipment. Specific requirements include lifting up to 30-55 pounds frequently and able to use hand tools, including cutting knives. Must be able to work under conditions where skin and clothing become heavily soiled with mud, water, grease, etc. Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions, including rain, cold, high winds, etc. Work involves frequent bending and working in bent or stooped positions. Must be able to walk and stand up extensively. No smoking, alcohol, firearms in the field or residential housing. (Continues on Addendum C)
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
5:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Rancho Nuevo Harvesting, Inc.
Santa Maria, CA 93458
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Peri Mendota Ranch - W. Panoche Rd & W. Central Ave, Mendota, CA 93640

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