- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Citrus Harvesting: Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Following the supervisors instructions, the worker will place a picking sack over their shoulder and carry an 18 to 20 ladder from the field truck to the particular area of the grove to be harvested. The picking sack is a canvas bag equipped with a shoulder strap for support, an opening for the insertion of fruit, and an opening to remove fruit. A fully loaded sack weighs between approximately 80 and 100 pounds, depending upon the size, condition and variety of fruit. Worker position ladder against the tree and within reach of the fruit in a leaning position, taking care not to break limbs, damage the tree, knock off fruit, or interfere with other workers, in secure position to prevent slipping or failing and possible injury to themselves or other workers. Worker will remove fruit from the tree and place into pick sack. When pick sack is full take to fruit tub located in the grove and drop fruit pick sack into tub. Based upon work performance, advancement is a possibility. This advancement includes, but is not limited to supervising/managing a crew as well as possibly driving a loader and/or bus as long as licensing requirements are met. In order to perform this kind of work, worker must be able to work outside for at least 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance to repeat the picking process rapidly, working quickly and skillfully with their hands, and carrying a large number of sacks of fruit from the area in which the fruit is being harvested to the location of the tub.
Grove Clean-up: Workers will be required to perform miscellaneous grove clean-up work. These activities include pruning, painting trees, and repair and/or replace irrigation equipment, removal of debris, and other general grove clean-up work as required.
General Farm Labor: Some of the work required from the worker to be performed that is incidental to fanning crops listed in this application may be described as performing hand cultivation duties, weeding or hoeing crops, cleaning, setting up and moving irrigation pipes and equipment. Tasks the worker must be able to perform include: apply mulch by row mulcher or by hand; remove debris from ground preparation process to clean growing area; finish row ends with shovels provided by employer; unload plants by hand from trucks and move plants to planting location by hand; assist in pest controls; install culverts for field drainage; remove and reinstall sprinklers during bed preparations, re-plant missing or unhealthy plants as directed; remove or pull up strawberry plants in preparation for next crop; remove blossoms (de-blossom) to improve fruit quality; remove debris, boxes, and discarded fruit from fields to keep clean growing areas; general ranch maintenance; basic irrigation maintenance; make sandbags, clean and maintenance equipment and tools, assist in equipment cleaning, assist in applications by hand or tractor or fertilizers and or/pesticides; frost control of sprinklers, frost blanket coverings, or hoop coverings. May be necessary to assist in the use of farm equipment such as tractors, trucks, and harvest machinery, etc.
Weeding: Workers will remove weeds by use of a hoe/pickaxe from the walk-way and remove all weeds growing around plants by hand. Workers will remove weeds from the growing area by ranking piles of debris and dispose of it as directed by the farm manager and or/crew supervisor.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse