- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- 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. 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 waste of time and effort) and consistently (same way for a long time) that are reasonable under the climatic and other working conditions, Workers may not leave trash, or other discarded items in work areas or vehicles but must dispose of such items in provided receptacles. Workers must wash hands with soap and water after all bathroom and meal breaks. Allergies to varieties of ragweed, goldenrod, insecticides, related agricultural chemicals, etc., may affect worker’s ability to perform the work described herein.
Bees: Workers will work with and around bees without gloves. Workers will raise honeybees to produce bees and queen bees for resale. They will remove frames covered with bees from beehives and shake into packages for customers. Workers must be able to find the queen bee in each hive. They will feed and maintain beehives. Workers will work with and around live bees while performing job duties. A veil will be provided to protect the face from stings. Workers cannot wear gloves while working the beehives. Workers will clean and scrape beehives removing wax buildup and debris. They will find and destroy superfluous queen bee cells to prevent division of colony by warming. Worker will check hives to identity common brood diseases and treat hives. Workers will load and unload trucks of beehives and load package of live bees onto customer’s trucks. Workers will also be grafting queen bees, extracting and bottling honey.
Drives will haul beehives to various locations. They will drive tractors if needed. Workers will be instructed in the safety and operation of the trucks/tractor before driving the tractor. Trucks and tractors should be given in a manner to protect the operator, other workers, products, and equipment. Repeated failure to obey safety requirements and operating instructions may result in termination. Work may be performed during light rain and in high humidity and in temperatures ranging from 110 degrees to 20 degrees F. Workers will perform the majority of tasks standing in the upright position and can expect to stand on their feet for extended periods of time. Some tasks, however, require workers to perform activities on their feet in stooped or crouched position for long periods of time. Workers will supply their own work clothes. All the tasks in this Job Description constitute one (1) job; the employer may assign workers to different tasks on any day or to multiple tasks during the same day in the sole judgment of the employer. Workers may be required to perform work, on the farm, that is incidental to farming the crops listed in the application, such as performing hand cultivation tasks, packing, weeding, or hoeing, cleaning, and repairing farm buildings, grounds, set up and move aluminum irrigation pipes and equipment, cleaning and maintaining drip irrigation systems, using backpack sprayers, gardening, weeding, shrubbing, baling hay, harvesting field corn, etc. This is a very demanding and competitive business in which quality specifications must be rigorously adhered to. Sloppy work cannot and will not be tolerated.
Farm, Field, and Shed Sanitation: All workers will be responsible for picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms, mowing bee yards, sweeping floors and other farm, and shed sanitation duties.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals