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- Heavy field work to harvest spinach, tender leaf: Employees’ spot check, sort, stack, fill and load spinach, tender leaf in the field. Under the direction of the field supervisor, employees spot check for any foreign material such as trash, weeds, and move irrigation pipe from one furrow to another. Spotting is done by walking in uneven furrows in front of a harvesting platform machine or belt. The harvest machine or belt then cuts produce and transporters it thru a conveyor where employees sort and fill totes and or bins. Once totes, cartons or bins are filled, they are pushed on to conveyor belt for loaders to close/cover and stack on the pallet. The cartons or totes for the product are constructed by unfolding and bending the material as designed to form a box. Cartons, totes or bins are labeled and marked as required. The process is repeated. The cartons, totes or bins are lifted then stacked onto pallets on the deck of the harvester or trailer. Cartons or totes with product can weigh up to 50 lbs. Empty bins/Pallets can weigh up to 95 lbs.; a forklift carries the empty bin pallet onto a trailer.
Under the supervision of the Supervisor/Foreperson, performs general irrigation work of vegetable fields via drip/sprinkler irrigation; drip irrigation installation, repair and maintenance; as well as sprinkler installation, repair and maintenance. Performs maintenance in and around vegetable fields such as weeding and thinning with a long handle hoe around irrigation valves and trash removals and general incidental field work. Tractor driving activities for purpose of moving sprinkler irrigation pipe. Reports break downs and understands and abides by our safety procedures and performance standards. Fill out maintenance and progression sheets for tractors. Required basic knowledge of driving a tractor, must pass a tractor safety training and demonstrate ability to operate tractor in a safe manner.
Cal Van Driver Specifications: responsible for transporting workers from housing sites and pick up points to work sites and back, processing paperwork, inspections of vehicle fueling of and cleaning of vehicle. The employer assures that the drivers are paid, at a minimum the AEWR for actual driving time, processing paperwork, cleaning and fueling of vehicle. CalVan drivers are to perform duties related to the harvesting when not driving. Employee may drive Cal Van on public roads. In order to drive a Cal Van, Employees must possess valid drivers’ license (state issued) and must be able to pass Class B Physical exam and register as an FLCE driver. The employer will be responsible for the cost of the California Driver’s License, Class B Physical Exam, and registration as an FLCE driver (if any). All employees in this position (H-2A as well as corresponding domestic workers), will be given the opportunity to obtain a driver’s license (DL) and register as an FLCE driver on a voluntary basis. The Driver’s License and FLCE Certificate are not a pre-hire job requirement. No job applicant will be denied an employment opportunity due to a lack of a Driver’s License or FLCE Certificate at the time of application and/or hiring. Further, no worker (H-2A or corresponding domestic worker) will be terminated for failure to obtain a DL or FLCE Certificate.
Workers may occasionally and/or sporadically perform duties associated with and directly related to the primary duties such as cleaning up field before, during, and after harvest, picking up trash, discarding cartons and assisting as safety monitor when equipment is turning in the field to begin a new pass.
In the event an employee is injured while on the job, the Company will provide a temporary work assignment that will relate as closely as possible to the job duties described herein until the employee is cleared by a physician to return without restriction. This work assignment will not be a permanent position, it will be temporary to accommodate the injured worker.
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- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse