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Citrus Harvesters

Johnson Harvesting, Inc. - #2

Hastings, FL

$12.41 per hour


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Job Description

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Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Duties may vary from time to time. Following the Supervisors instructions, the worker will place a picking sack over their shoulder and carry a 18' to 20' ladder from the field truck to the particular area of the grove to be harvested. The picking sack is a canvas bag equipped with a shoulder strap for support, an opening for the insertion of fruit, and an opening to remove fruit. A fully loaded sack weighs between approximately 80 and 100 pounds, depending upon the size, condition and variety of fruit. Worker positions ladder against the tree and within reach of the fruit in a leaning position, taking care not to break limbs, damage the tree, knock off fruit, or interfere with other workers, in a secure position to prevent slipping or falling and possible injury to themselves or other workers. Worker will remove fruit from the tree and place into pick sack. When pick sack is full take full sack to fruit tub located in the grove and drop fruit from pick sack into tub. In order to perform this kind of work, worker must be able to work outside for at least 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance to repeat the picking process rapidly, working quickly and skillfully with their hands, and carrying a large number of sacks of fruit from the area in which the fruit is being harvested to the location of the tub. After harvesting is complete at each grove, workers will help clean all equipment, including but not limited to, fruit tubs, and any harvesting equipment from all leaves, limbs and debris. Workers will then load ladders back into ladder truck. General Farm Work: The worker may be required to perform other duties and tasks from time to time as directed by the Supervisor or Farm Manager(s) and worker must be able to perform the following duties: Apply plastic mulch by row mulcher or by hand. Apply ground cover to beds using machine or by hand; Remove plants or debris from bed preparation process to clean growing area; Finish row ends with shovel; Unload plants by hand from truck and move plant to planting location by hand; Install culverts or other materials for field drainage; Remove and reinstall sprinklers during bed preparation; Re-plant missing or unhealthy plants; Remove or pull up plant in preparation for another crop. Remove runners from plants by hand or with tools provided by the employer. Remove debris, boxes, and discarded fruit from fields to clean growing areas. General farm maintenance: Basic irrigation maintenance; Apply and remove frost blanket coverings to and from the field; Monitor and repair sprinklers during frost control; Perform field cleanup activities including removal of plants, plastic, drip irrigation, and other materials from field at the end of the crop by use of machine or by hand. May be necessary to assist in the use of farm equipment such as tractors, trucks, Goats/Loaders, buses, trailers and harvest machinery, etc. Freeze Protection Activities: May assist regardless of time of day, in keeping overhead irrigation rain birds free of ice during freezing weather. Assist in Plastic Laying: Workers will hold plastic at end of row as machine moves down row unrolling plastic. Workers will even up ends of row with a shovel to make them straight, also will clean out ditches at end of row. Unload plastic and drip-tape from truck and load plastic and drip-tape on field machine as needed. May be instructed to remove or reinstall rain bird. Drip-tape Hook Up: Workers will be required to cut drip-tape at end of bed as instructed by supervisor and hook up drip-tape to main water line. Weeding: Workers will 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 directed by the Farm Manager and /or Crew Supervisor.
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.

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Criminal background check and drug testing: Johnson Harvesting may conduct criminal background checks and/or drug screens post-employment at the employer's expense on all new applicants. Failure to pass criminal background check and/or drug screening is grounds for termination.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Johnson Harvesting, Inc. - #2
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone Number:


Tater Farms, LLC. 10800 Hastings Blvd., Hastings, FL 32145

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