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- Sanitation Requirements: For food and general personal safety purposes, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly critical when hand harvesting crops for human consumption. Employees are required to cleanse their hands by washing them thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom and before entering the fields for harvest activities.
Collard Greens, Cabbage Mustard Greens, Turnip Greens, Kale Greens, Herbs (cilantro, and parsley) Green Onions, Leeks, Beets, Broccoli leaves, Cauliflower leaves, Corn and Squash,
Worker may plant and cultivate crops for vegetable production. Worker may set up, operate, and maintain irrigation equipment. Worker may irrigate soil and plants, using portable pipes and ditch systems, and maintain ditches, pipes, and pumps. Worker may pull plants for transplanting. Worker may set plants by hand and perform activities on a plant setter. Worker may thin plants in fields. Worker may perform hand cultivation tasks, hand weeding, and hoeing in field. Worker may load and unload supplies, packing equipment, full and empty containers, etc. in van, trailer, and harvesting machines. Worker may fill water coolers. Worker may make boxes. Worker may repair pallets. Worker may clean van and fields of all trash. Worker may clean roadsides and perform field and grounds maintenance such as bush hogging, mowing, shrubbing, trimming, and picking up roots and limbs. Worker may fill water tanks on farm equipment and machinery with water and soap and chemicals. Worker may be required to burn packaging supplies, trash, roots, and limbs. Worker may drive vans, tractors, pickups, and other farm equipment. Worker may work with irrigation. Worker may conduct van and trailer sanitation. Worker may direct and supervise a crew. Worker may ensure employee job safety and ensure compliance with food safety guidelines in the crew. If worker is supervising a crew, worker is also responsible for the conduct of his crew, responsible for reporting any misconduct of other workers, and responsible for initiating and performing minor disciplinary action. Worker may check port a john, field sanitation, spray signs and weather safety. Worker may keep counts of harvested and loaded crops, ensuring accuracy of all counts, record keeping, overages, shortages, wrong product harvested and other record keeping. Worker may ensure a crew’s quality, paying special attention to poor quality, count pounds per box, number of bunches per container, and box marking. Worker may pick and discard culls and sub-quality vegetables in the fields and on packing equipment. Worker is not to wear jewelry or loose-fitting clothing. Worker should keep shirts tucked into pants. If worker has long hair, be sure it is tied back and tucked in shirt.
Collard Greens, Mustard Greens, Turnip Greens, and Kale Greens: Workers will unload packing supplies from equipment. Worker cuts greens with a knife or may break leaves off by hand according to size, color, shape, and degree of maturity. Worker makes uniform bunches, secures bunch together with rubber band or twist ties, places bunches of greens to a container. Worker may place an identification tag on the bunch. For loose or loose with no stem, worker cuts greens with a knife or may be directed to break leaves off by hand according to size, color, shape and degree of maturity and places leaves in container. If container is a box, worker makes box. Worker closes container after packing and loads container onto trailer. Worker may also work on packing equipment where the worker would stand on the back of a harvesting machine and ensure that boxes are filled to the proper level with loose greens. Worker will make the box. Worker will then give the full box to another worker where it will be stacked on a trailer.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse