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Fruit and Vegetable Harvesting and Field Work

FERNANDO MEZA HARVESTING, INC.

PLANT CITY, FL

$12.41 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18632281936
Email address to Apply:
fernandomezaharvesting@outlook.com
Web address to Apply:
https://seasonaljobs.dol.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
49
Job Duties:
The worker will perform job duties as assigned by supervisor. The work is temporary and will last from November to June. In order to perform this kind of work, the worker must be able to work outside for 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. Workers must have the required physical strength and endurance to repeat the harvesting process rapidly and skillfully involved in this type of work. These job duties include fruit and vegetable harvesting and field work to included the following but not limited to: Pepper Harvesting & Packing- 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 or in plastic bags. The worker then takes the full bucket or full boxes of peppers over to the loading truck and hands it to the truck loader to dump the bucket into large plastic bins or to place on the truck. The empty bucket or a new box is given back to the worker and the process is started again. Squash and Eggplant Harvesting & Packing- In order to perform this kind of work, the worker must be able to walk down the field row carrying a harvesting box, bend down and look for the ripe squash or eggplant and cut the crop off the vine with a knife and place them in the harvesting box. The squash may be bagged before being placed in the box. The worker then takes the full box of squash or eggplant to the loading truck. An empty box is given back to the worker and the process is started again. Strawberry Harvesting & Packing-In order to perform this kind of work, the worker must be able to walk down the field row pushing a harvesting cart that holds a harvesting box, bend down and look for the ripe strawberries. The worker will pick the ripe strawberries off the bush by grasping the stem between their forefinger and thumbnail, then lightly pulling and twisting at the same time and letting the berry roll into the palm of their hand being careful not to bruise them. The worker will then gently place the fruit in a container that sit in the harvesting box until it is full taking care not to overfill the container or over pack the berries. The full harvesting box will be taken to a loading truck. An empty box is given back to the worker and the process is started again. Blueberry Harvesting & Packing-The worker will pick the ripe blueberries off the bush by grasping the blueberries between their forefinger and thumbnail, then lightly pulling and gently twisting the fruit off the bush and letting the blue berries roll into the palm of the hand. The blue berries will then be placed in a harvesting bucket being careful not to overfill the container. The filled bucket will be taken to the nearest trailer where it will be dumped. The worker will then get their harvesting bucket back and start the process again.
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

Experience Required:
No
Special Requirements:
The worker must be responsible and consistent on the job. The worker will be required to keep up with the pace of all other workers.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
FERNANDO MEZA HARVESTING, INC.
Location:
FORT MEADE, FL 33841
Telephone Number:
+18632281936

Worksite

Address:
702 E. KEYSVILLE RD., PLANT CITY, FL 33567

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22270-495394
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Per 1 Gallon Harvesting Bucket of Blueberries
Date Posted:
10/19/2022

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