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Field Workers: Bell Pepper, Tomatoes and Corn Harvesters

Fresh Harvest, Inc.

Mecca, CA

$17.51 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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H-2A and corresponding domestic workers must be available to perform each of the following job activities in connection with the harvesting and farming operations: Field Workers: Bell Pepper, Tomatoes and Corn Harvesters, QC/Puncher, Forklift Drivers, Tractor Drivers, CalVan Drivers, General Farm Labor / General Ranch Maintenance, Prepare freshly harvested crop for shipment, Row Boss, Field Safety/Food Safety activities, Housing Monitor, Sanitization activities, and Health/Wellness Monitor to perform the following duties: Workers manually harvest crop under the direction of the Foreman and Field Supervisor, with assistance from the Harvest Team Supervisor. Crew members report to the Foreman and Field Supervisor. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES •Workers will harvest peppers, tomatoes and corn in a safe, efficient manner, ensuring productivity and quality goals are met or exceeded. •Appropriately mark their work or finished product with their worker ID, as directed. •Coordinates and collaborates with Forman in the morning to determine Harvesting concerns and crop quality. •Using clippers, cuts crop from plant and gently place in 15 gal container. •Once container is full, carry crops to collection point and gently empty bucket into assigned bin. •Gives punch card to QC for a credit punch •Harvest and unload harvested products as directed by field supervisor on bins. •Prepare freshly harvested crop for shipment. •Understand and adhere to all food safety practices and Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) in daily work and will satisfy all related training requirements, as required by the Field Supervisor. •Care for plants as instructed and assigned by the Field Supervisor. •Safely and responsibly use any hand tools provided by Prime Time, such as scissors shears and return them in good condition at the end of each assignment. •Assist Field Supervisor and Foreman on all the requirements for quality standards in shape, color and maturity of the crops. •Perform other duties as assigned. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS •The Harvesting Crew must be able and willing to tolerate extreme temperatures (especially heat) during the workday. •Comply with all requirements for protective clothing and safety demands. •Work in an outdoor environment, including tolerance for pests and thorns. •Repetitively lift and carry items up 25 lbs. •Demonstrate good visual acuity, with an ability to identify shape, size, maturity levels and crops ready for harvest. •Stand, sit, bend, kneel, stretch and squat for long periods of time. •Demonstrate sufficient dexterity of hands, arms and fingers to be able to perform the principal responsibilities of the Harvester job, including to harvest crops; to install, position, and move materials; and to manipulate tools and equipment. Puncher/Quality control: Quality control person makes sure that product meets standards of quality. They examine and weigh product baskets to be of the weight and quality required. Some quality control inspections are routine and quick, others are more complex and lengthier. Quality control person may be responsible for declaring that a product (basket) is not below the specified quality. Quality control person may also inspect that a picker is not leaving good product in the furrow or are putting incorrect/bad product in baskets. They may make recommendations for improvements.
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

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Special Requirements:
1-month experience in bell pepper harvest. Written verification of experience is required. Workers must stand, sit, crouch, bend, reach, lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds in the course of performing required activities. Workers must be able to listen, understand, and follow instructions of company supervisors and managers. The company's Employment Arbitration Agreement is set forth in this Clearance Order outlining the procedures to follow in raising concerns to seek their prompt resolution with an option to arbitrate unresolved matters.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Fresh Harvest, Inc.
Heber, CA 92249
Telephone Number:


Sun & Sands Enterprises, LLC dba Prime Time International: Anthony by the Sea - Arthur St, Mecca, CA 92254

Job Order Details

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Bonus: A discretionary production bonus may apply. Overtime and Benefits: The employer will abide by the required Federal or applicable State laws when paying overtime and benefits to employees performing the listed activities herein.
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