- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Field Workers (Broccoli, Cauliflower and Florets) to perform the following duties:
All work is performed in the field and on a farm:
In the field on the farm: Workers may cut, bag, and pack multiple pack styles simultaneously and load fresh product in the field. May operate, wash, maintain and inspect tractors and harvest machines in the field.
Workers will work receive specific instructions on required tasks and results expected. Work will be closely monitored by Forepersons, Field Supervisors, and/or Customers. Workers are expected and responsible to meet and complete production demands according to the company’s quality, sanitation, and food safety standards.
Daily work and crew assignments are made by and at the discretion of the supervisor(s) based on Company need and/or production demand. Workers may be permanently or temporarily moved or assigned to another crew and/or positions within a crew as needed to complete the production demand, worker relief, assistance, or other justified reason with the guidelines of the program.
Workers are expected to perform and complete the assigned tasks in a professional and efficient manner while keeping up with the pace of the crew. Workers must be willing, able, qualified and available to complete the assigned job duties, and may be tailored with reasonable modifications if needed. Crew and position changes may not be changed without Foreman/Supervisor consent and/or reasonable cause.
Workers may occasionally harvest and/or pack product without harvesting machine assistance (on the ground). Such work will be performed during harvesting machine transfer from one end of a field or furrow to another and/or during non-scheduled maintenance on equipment. Workers may be required to lift products up to 60 lbs., and also be required to bend, lift, twist, push and pull to complete the task.
Cutting is done by walking on uneven furrows behind a harvesting machine. The cutter will determine size and quality of the product to be harvested according to quality and size specifications as provided by foreman. Then, using a small harvesting knife and bending at the waist, the worker cuts the broccoli at the specified length of the stalk into either bunches or crowns. Will cut broccoli in a safe manner where the worker doesn't self-inflict injury or that to other workers nearby. When machine is turning at the end of furrow cutters may move ahead to cut broccoli and place onto the packing table.
The packer further examines the product for any defect prior to either or combination of; cut into florets, sort, bag, seal and pack and place in a pack style or carton to the desired size and quality specifications. Selects the carton or box for the pack style required from the overhead compartment and marks the carton with a black crayon and marks the personal packer identification number. The finished product is then placed per specification into the carton up to the correct count, closes the box and then pushes the box onto a conveyor that transports the carton to the trailer to be loaded. Bagging, sealing and packing may involve multiple pack styles at once.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse