- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- The worker will perform job duties as assigned by supervisor. They will vary from time to time depending on crop
ripening and weather. The vegetable Planting, harvesting, packing, and field work season is temporary and will last from October to May.
In order to perform this kind of work, the worker must be able to work outside 6 to 7 hours a day in all kinds of weather including, but not limited to extreme cold and hot conditions, direct sunlight, and rain and have the required physical strength and endurance to perform the work rapidly and skillfully with their hands. Workers will perform prolonged walking, bending, stooping, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, and carrying 0-75 lbs.
Due to the nature of this type of work, there will be a Probationary Period of six (6) days beginning on the first day of employment for the employee to acclimate to the job specifications listed under the Job Descriptions and Requirements. The worker will be given specific instructions as to how to properly perform the work specified in the Job Description and Requirements Section on the first day of work. Quality work must be performed and adhered to and no messy work will be permitted. If the worker works by the piece rate he/she must make the federal minimum salary after the Probationary Period. At the end of the first work week, the worker will be evaluated. If the worker does not perform the work as specified under the Job Descriptions and Requirements, he/she may be terminated.
The employer will provide the tools necessary to perform the described job duties without charge to the worker. The employer will charge the worker for reasonable costs related to the workers refusal or negligent failure to return the tools or due to such workers willful damage or destruction of the tools.
Field Work- The employee will perform various field work to include but not limited to the following: Prepare the fields for planting-this will consist of installing, repairing, and resetting ground cover and irrigation, planting, weeding, picking up trash, burning trash, handling food safety-bucket and general cleaning, and other miscellaneous work. Stringing and Unstringing crop-the employee will take the plant, vine, or bush and place down stakes by hammering them into the ground and tying string from stake to stake and then securing the vine or bush around the twine to help keep it off the ground. At the end of the harvesting season the workers will remove the stakes, twine, and ground cover.
Cucumber Hand Harvesting and Packing- In order to perform this kind of work, the worker must be able to walk
down the field row carrying a harvesting bucket or box bend down and look for the ripe cucumbers, gently twist
them off the vine and place them in the harvesting bucket or box. Some cucumber may be put in plastic bags or
cartons before it is packed in the box. The worker then takes the full bucket or box of cucumbers over to the
loading truck and hands it to the truck loader to dump them into large plastic bins or to leave the full boxes on the
truck. An empty bucket or box is given back to the worker and the process is started again.
Pepper Hand Harvesting (Hot pepper, Bell pepper, Jalapeno, Cubanelle, Long Hots, and Poblano)- In order to perform this kind of work, the worker must be able to walk down the field row carrying a harvesting bucket, bend down and look for the ripe peppers, gently twist them off the bush and place them in the harvesting bucket. The worker then takes the full bucket of peppers over to the loading truck and hands it to the truck loader to dump the bucket into large plastic bins. The empty bucket is given back to the worker and the process is started again.
Green Bean Hand Packing- The green beans are machine picked in the field and brought to the packing shed and placed on a conveyer belt to be sorted and packed.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse