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- 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