- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Strawberry harvest: Workers will move down assigned rows picking all ripe berries, grading berries while harvesting, taking care to sort and pack containers by size, shape, color, quality, and quantity as directed. Each worker must pick the plants clean of all ripe fruit, sort, and pack all good berries into specified containers, within the box, according to very high-quality standards as set forth in the Company's food safety policy and standard operating procedures. Bad berries will be packed or disposed of as determined by the supervisor. Each worker shall handle berries carefully to avoid bruising. Bruising will weaken the berry. Each harvesting worker is expected to move with the crew from row to row and maintain the efficiently level. Upon completion of each box picked, the worker will take his/her packed box to the crate shed to be viewed for grade and receive a new box with containers. Any containers that are over or under packed, or consist of poor-quality fruit, will be returned to the worker for repacking. Upon completion of assigned row, the worker will move to the next vacant row to be picked. Harvester may receive disciplinary notice if quality continues to be an issue. Runner Cutting/Trimming: Worker will walk down assigned row as instructed and cut/trim runners, leaves and blooms as directed from each strawberry plant, as necessary. Freeze Protection Activities: May assist regardless of the time of the day, in keeping overhead irrigation rain birds free of ice during freezing weather. Drip-tape Hookup: Workers will be required to cut drip-tape at end of bed as instructed and hook up drip-tape to main water line. Weeding: Workers will remove weeds by use of a hoe from the walkway and remove all weeds growing around plants by hand. Workers will remove weeds from the growing area, by raking piles of debris and dispose of it as instructed. Plastic Drip-tape Removal: Unhook drip-tape from main water line, walk down row while pulling plastic down the bed until it is completely removed. Take removed plastic to proper disposal or burning station, as instructed. Strawberry Planting: Workers will lay plastic over formed beds, cut holes in plastic for strawberry plants to be placed, place small plants from carton trays in holes, and run drip lines/tape for irrigation. Workers will be paid the highest of the adverse effect wage rate, the prevailing wage rate, or the applicable minimum wage rate at the time jobs are performed.
Bell peppers will be harvested and GFL will be done on Farm. Bell peppers will be harvested at a rate of $12.41 per hour.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse