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Celery Field Harvest, Lettuce Harvest and Shed Work Raw Room

Rancho Nuevo Harvesting, Inc.

Oxnard, CA

$17.51 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18053471370
Email address to Apply:
hrsm@rnharvesting.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
161
Job Duties:
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: Celery Field Harvest, Lettuce Harvest and Shed Work – Raw Room. Workers Needed: Total: 161; H-2A: 141 Rancho Nuevo Harvesting seeks certification for 141 H-2A workers and 161 total workers. Of the 161 total workers, 5 will be domestic workers who do not require housing. JOB DUTIES: Celery Harvest: Field worker to harvest celery, organic and conventional. Cut, bunch, pack, and load fresh celery 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 and trims the outer stalks from the stalk to prepare it to be packed into a cartons, totes, or bins. The process is repeated. Worker responsible for cleaning of equipment and maintenance of yard. Lettuce Harvest: Field worker to harvest green leaf, red leaf, butter, iceberg, romaine, romaine hearts. Cut, bag, pack, and load fresh lettuce 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 head from the roots and trims the outer leaves from the head to prepare it to be packed into a carton or tote. The process is repeated. Worker is responsible for cleaning of equipment and maintenance of yard. Field worker to harvest bulk lettuce. Cut and core fresh iceberg lettuce in the field. Cutting and coring is done on a harvesting belt using hands and a cutting/coring knife. Using a coring knife and bending at the waist, the employee cuts the lettuce from the root, trims the outer leaves, cores the center of the lettuce with a knife and places on belt. The process is repeated, workers are responsible for cleaning of equipment. 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. (Continues on Addendum C)
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:
1
Special Requirements:
1 month of experience in any of the commodities listed. 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)
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
5:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Rancho Nuevo Harvesting, Inc.
Location:
Santa Maria, CA 93458
Telephone Number:
+18053471370

Worksite

Address:
Duda Farm Fresh Foods, Inc., Becker Ranch- 3121 E Hueneme Rd, Oxnard, CA 93033

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22210-385982
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Conventional Celery: 1/2 Box Regular - Crew Incentive Rate, Unit of Measure: Carton 23 ¼ in L x 15 ¼ in W x 11 ¾ in H, 24 in L x 16 in W x 8.25 in H   Pieces per Hour: 24 Est. rate per hour: 18
Date Posted:
8/17/2022

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