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- Sugarcane: Worker must possess the physical strength and endurance (ability to continue or last) to repeat the harvest process though out the workday, working quickly and skillfully to perform activities assigned during that activity. Allergies to varieties of ragweed, goldenrod, insecticides, related agricultural chemicals, etc., may affect worker’s ability to perform the work described herein. Planting and Cutting sugar cane, continuous two-stalk plant, chopped into 32-36” lengths. Walks, stoops, crawls, or sits between plant rows to reach harvestable crop; Pulls, twists, or cuts fibers, leaves, stalks, straw, or vines, selected according to color, size, and shape, from bolls, roots, stalks, or trellises; by hand or using knife, machete, or sickle; Collects crop into containers, such as bags, boxes, and bundles, or piles and stacks crop in windrows; Picks up and carries bundles, bales, containers, or stacks of harvested crop to collection point, and loads crop onto truck or wagon, by hand or using hoist or hooks; May tie leaves, stalks, straws, or vines into bundles, using twine, clamps, or rubber bands; May shake dirt from vines and stack vines or straw around stakes or stalks, by hand or using pitchfork, to protect crop from weathering on damp soil; May gather up and load scattered leaves, vines, or pods on truck; May burn debris, leaves, and stalks. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers will walk along rows specified by the employer and will remove grass and weeds from the fields using their hands or with a hoe. Workers will be standing, crouching, bending, and reaching for an extended period. During field operations workers may be required to drive a tractor pulling a wagon through the field or between fields incidental to the job being performed. Workers will be instructed in the safety and operation of the tractor before driving. The work is outdoors and will continue in all kinds of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker.
Failure to comply with the request or testing positive may result in immediate termination.
Must be able to lift 70lbs. to shoulder height repetitively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 70lbs. in field. Use of personal cell phone or other personal electronic device during working hours strictly prohibited except for work-related calls or emergencies and violation may result in immediate termination. Workers must be able to lift 70 lbs. to shoulder height repetitively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 70 lbs. in field. Workers must work at a sustained (continuing for an extended period of time without interruption), vigorous pace (quick and steady) and make bona fide efforts (made in earnest intent) to work efficiently (performing or functions in the best possible manner with the least water of time and effort), and consistently (same way for a long time) that are reasonable under the climatic and other working conditions to ensure they meet the employers established production and quality standard.
New planters and choppers will have a 3-day probation period in which afterwards they will be expected to plant a minimum of 1 row, ½ mile long per hour. Any worker not meeting this standard after the probation period is subject to discharge. Farm Equipment Operation During Field Operations: Workers will be required to operate tractors and other farm equipment during field operations as an incidental activity in the production of crops. Before any worker is required to operate any farm equipment, the worker will be instructed in the proper and safe operation of tractor. Workers must notify supervisor of any mechanical issues. Workers will be required to operate tractors according to instructions and in a manner that protects the operator, other workers, trees, crops, and equipment. Repeated failure to obey operating and safety instructions may result in termination.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse