IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING WAGES FOR TEMPORARY AGRICULTURAL JOBS

The Department of Labor recently announced new minimum wage rates, called Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs), that employers must offer and pay, at the time work is performed, to nonimmigrant H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment beginning on the effective date of the new wage rates. To see the new hourly AEWRs for non-range occupations (effective December 29, 2021) and the national monthly AEWR for herding or production of livestock work on the range (effective January 1, 2022), please visit: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/foreign-labor/wages/adverse-effect-wage-rates

Skip to main contentSkip to select language
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Field Workers, Row Boss, Agric. Equip. Operators, & Calvan

Foothill Packing, Inc.

Holtville, CA

$14.79 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+19286272340
Email address to Apply:
gabriela@foothillpacking.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
35
Job Duties:
Heavy field work for harvest Organic celery: Employees cut, bag, pack, and load fresh Organic celery and Organic Celery Heart in the field. Cutting is done by walking in uneven furrows behind a harvesting platform machine or belt. Under the direction of the field Supervisors, employees determine size and quality of the product to be harvested. Then, using a harvesting hand knife and bending at the waist, the employee grasps the produce, cuts the stalk from the roots, and trims the outer stalks from the stalk to prepare it to be placed into a carton or tote. Cutter places the product on a table for the packer to either or combination of, tie, spot wash, sort, wrap, seal and place into a carton or tote. Packers will secure empty containers from designated racks, insert lining material as necessary and fill the carton or totes to specification. Once totes, cartons or bins are filled they are pushed on to conveyor belt for loaders to close/cover and stack on the pallet. The cartons or totes for the product are constructed by unfolding and bending the material as designed to form a box. Carton is labeled and marked as required. The process is repeated. The cartons, totes or bins are lifted then stacked onto pallets on the deck of the harvester or trailer. Cartons or totes with product can weigh up to 50 lbs. Empty bins Pallets can weigh up to 95 lbs. Between two workers the empty pallets are carried, and bins are assembled. Specific to Organic celery sticks, under the direction of the field Supervisors, employees determine size and quality of the product to be harvested. Then, using a harvesting knife and bending at the waist, the employee grasps the produce, cuts the head from the roots and places on conveyor which carries the product thru an automated trimming. Product is trimmed by machine or hand. Process is repeated. Under the direction of the field Supervisors, the employee then inspects, discards defective material, sorts trimmed stalks, and places stalks in proper direction to be placed into a bag, carton or tote. Process is repeated. Row Boss: Will assist Foreman on all activities assigned by management ensuring successful operation. Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment, quality of production, and efficient work practices. Employee will be responsible to implement and follow company policy, SOP’s, and practices. Will enforce and follow GAP and Company Food Safety and Worker safety practices. Assist foremen with crew production, help ensure quality and quantify performance targets are met, employee retention, and administrative duties. Capable of following specific instructions to perform defined procedures. Assist in filling out paper such as load tags and delivery sheets. Ability to teach all crew members to understand quality production & daily production requests. Treat all employees with dignity and respect. The Row Boss will assist Foreman with daily breaks and lunch for all employees. Assist with maintaining break areas and bathrooms clean and stocked. Practices all safety regulations to ensure the safety of the crew members. Help foremen ensure clean and fresh water and shaded rest areas are available at all times. Will attend mandatory meetings and trainings as needed. The Row Boss is responsible for all crew activities and will assist foremen with leading daily warm-up exercises, informing office personnel of new hires and rehires. Along with keeping track of absences and difficulties with work performance. Conduct Safety meetings with all crew members and submit documentation. Uses the company’s time productively to ensure all equipment and materials required are ready prior to crew arrival. Ability to recognize dangerous situations and inform supervisors or management. Due to harvest seasonality factors, row boss may be rotated into harvest activities.
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:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
1
Special Requirements:
Please See Addendum C.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
3:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Foothill Packing, Inc.
Location:
Salinas, CA 93905
Telephone Number:
+18317841453

Worksite

Address:
Ash 61 Ranch; Hunt Rd. & Anderholt Rd., Holtville, CA 92250

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22291-536525
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Org. Celery, 24 ct, 1.85 per carton, 19.5 L x 14.63W x 11 H.
Date Posted:
11/1/2022

Share