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Field Worker

JVKS Harvest Solutions, LLC dba AgSocio

Yuma, AZ

$14.79 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18317557077
Email address to Apply:
jobs@agsocio.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
72
Job Duties:
Field Workers: to perform the following duties on all row crop vegetables as specified herein. Crop cleaning/weeding: Workers walk on uneven furrows. Under the direction of the field supervisor, field workers look for weeds around crops and in between product seed lines and uses a (long handled hoe) to clean out unwanted product. The worker cleans the lot for any unwanted leaves on the beds and seed lines and takes it out of the field as instructed by field supervisor. Thinning: Workers walk in uneven furrows. Under the direction of the field supervisor, field workers look for the specified gap between seeds, and using a long-handled hoe thins out any excess crop/seeds and/or weed on the seed line and leaves the desired product and gap on the field. The worker cleans the lot for any unwanted weed on the beds and seed lines and takes it out of the field as instructed by field supervisor. Hand “manual” Cleaning (“pellizco”) Workers walk in uneven furrows. Under the direction of the field supervisor, field workers look for weeds around crop and in between product seedlings and have to bend and/or be on their knees to manually clean out unwanted product. The worker manually cleans the lot for any unwanted weed on the beds and seedlings and takes it out of the field as instructed by field supervisor. Transplant: Field workers to perform the following duties: Field workers work on the transplanting machine platform and/or walk on uneven furrows behind a transplanting machine. As the machine moves, the workers working on the machine platform manually load trays of product into the transplanting machine to be inserted automatically by the machine into the soil. As the machine moves forward, under the direction of the field supervisor, the workers walking behind the machine on uneven furrows and have to carry trays of product. As field worker walk, they have to look for gaps not filled in by the transplanting machine. If there are gaps or product not transplanted correctly by the machine, the field worker has to manually grab the product from tray, the workers then bend at the waist and inserts (plants it) in the bed (on soil). Irrigation: Field worker to perform the following duties: Irrigation Flood: Workers walk on uneven furrows. Using a shovel, workers shape and/or remove soil gates within the furrow to give access or obstruct water flow in field. Workers have to manually connect plastic irrigation pipes that connect the water source line into the field. These pipes weigh approximately 5lb, are 5ft in length, and 2’’ in width. All work is performed in the field. Pre-Irrigation: Workers walk on wet uneven furrows and across beds. Field workers move within the field looking for any non-working or clogged sprinklers. Under the direction of the field supervisor, workers make sure sprinklers aren’t clogged or have any pipe disconnected. Pre-irrigation is used to water down soil and prepare the field prior to farming. Irrigation: Workers walk on uneven furrows. Field workers pick and/or lay sprinklers and irrigation pipes. Employees are grouped in groups of 3 workers. One worker drives the tractor, and the other two workers walk behind a tractor and a trailer that carries aluminum pipes. Under the direction of the field supervisor, the worker grabs the pipes and sprinklers and by bending at the waist they have to manually unload and/or load pipes into the furrow to set the field up for irrigation following transplanting.  
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:
3
Special Requirements:
Requirements: 3-month row crop cleaning experience and vegetable/row crop harvesting experience to avoid crop damage and personal injury. Written verification of experience is required. Must be able to use shears, clippers, hoe, and other agricultural tools, 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. Workers must be able to physically perform the work stated herein. Daily individual and/or crew work assignments will be made by, and at the sole discretion of, the employer as the needs of the business operation dictate. Workers must perform the assigned work and may not switch work assignments without specific authorization of a company supervisor. Workers must be willing, able, available, and qualified to perform the job duties described herein, with reasonable accommodations.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
JVKS Harvest Solutions, LLC dba AgSocio
Location:
Salinas, CA 93906
Telephone Number:
+18317557077

Worksite

Address:
Field Name: 301-357, Sun Valley, on Highway 95, between Pacific Ave and Avenue 4E, Yuma, AZ 83565

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22217-398316
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
8/29/2022

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