- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Duties may vary from time to time.
Packinghouse Task: Grading, Packing, box making, cleaning, preform sanitation procedures, stacking, operating palletizer equipment, record keeping, hand jack and forklift operation, dumping bins, strapping, repacking, and stickering.
Grading: While standing or sitting workers will sort out produce that does not pass grade by pulling the product off the line with hands their hands and toss the produce into the designated location on line. This produce will then been placed into the discharge storage area. In order to preform this task workers must have good vision and proficient dexerity.
Box Making: The workers will be required to use their hands to remove cardboard material from the staging area to fold into a box that will hold produce. If the workers uses a Box Machine, the worker will place the cardboard in a designated area of the machine to make produce boxes. Using an upward and downward motion to lift and position full and empty pallets as instructed. The workers will move and position a pallet jack under a pallet to place in a designated location.
Stacking: Workers are required to pick up a produce box (weighing approximately 25 lbs.) from the line, place it onto a pallet, and organize the boxes in the pattern and height as instructed. After the pallet is filled, the pallet will be placed in the designated area, retrieve an empty pallet, and repeat the process.
Operate Palletizer: The workers are required to operate machines under the direction of company personnel. Company personnel will give specific instructions on lever usage and process completion. The workers will also perform maintenance to ensure machines are operating efficiently.
Pallet Hand Jack: Workers will position a pallet jack under the pallet and manipulate hand once positioned, with an upward and downward motion (up and down) lifting position to move and place pallets (full or empty) in designated areas.
Forklift Operator: The forklift operator will be required to undergo forklift training before operating a forklift. Upon certification the operator, will move produce, pallets, box materials, and other items as directed by the company. Workers will preform maintenance and safety check on forklifts.
Dump Operator: The workers are required to operate machine as directed by company personnel. Company personnel will give specific instructions on lever usage and process completion. The workers will also perform maintenance to ensure machines are operating efficiently.
Strapping or Wrapping Produce: Workers will use a wrapping material to surround produce, keeping produce in place to prevent sifting while shipped.
Repacking: Workers will regrade produce from produce box and place produce into a different container/produce box.
Stickering: Workers will place a sticker on produce/boxes as directed by employer.
General Cleaning/Sanitation Procedure: The worker is required to clean produce machines with cleaning tools, spray and wipe down designated areas, and sweep floors.
General Specifications and Physical Requirements of the Job:
The majority of the workday is spent on one?s feet, constantly in movement. Workers are rarely in one place for any period of time. All of the packing is done on the packing facility located on the farm, indicated as secondary agriculture under the FLSA definition of agriculture. Workers must be able to stand, walk, sit, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, bend (from the waist), push, pull, reach, lift and carry items weighing in range from 5 to 25 pounds during the course of performing all required job specifications.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse