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Farm Worker

Valley Produce Harvesting, Inc.

Temecula, CA

$17.51 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+16197429194
Email address to Apply:
Sebastianponce@vpharvesting.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
18
Job Duties:
Avocado Harvesting: Under the direction of the crew foreman, heavy labor of picking avocados as per size requirement if requested or for tree stripping. Employees will be using telescopic ladders ranging from 32' to 40' ladders depending on tree size. Each employee will also be given a 14' picking pole to get the harder to reach areas. The weight of the ladders range between 50 and 85 pounds depending on height. Employee will be given the necessary clipper for avocados and be given the training and necessary items to keep clean and in working order for picking. All avocados will be cut with the assigned clippers not pulled and placed into picking bags, which is carried on the front of the body, with straps around the shoulder and back for support. The bag full of fruit can weigh up to 80 lbs. Once full, the sack is emptied into bin, this process is repeated until bin is full. Employee will need to walk around the tree, under the tree, and inside the tree and from a ladder to pick the appropriate fruit. The ladder will also have to be moved around the tree by employee and placed in safe positions to ensure entire tree is picked. Crew foreman will then assign a new tree or line of trees depending on grove and employee will need to be able move ladder to new tree. Employees will be wearing cotton picking gloves that will be replaced weekly, or as needed, protective sleeves, and eye protection if requested. Employees will also be pruning avocado trees, using both pruning loppers and hand saws. If employee completes proper training, may be tasked to use chainsaw for tree removal. Employees will be expected to follow the direction and techniques specific to avocado trees from the crew foreman. Employees will be skirting trees using sheers to trim bottom branches (trimming on branches at the bottom of the tree so as not to touch the ground) and suckering (removing lateral shoots, or suckers), from the trees. Employees will be planting trees and weeding around trees using a long-handled hoe, shovels. Start times vary depending on the weather (fog or heavy dew). Fruit cannot be picked until it is dry on the outside. We will be picking on numerous orchards for many different owners and all employees will be required to respect all property, keep clean worksites and only go in designated areas assigned by crew foreman. Terrain and tree size will vary from small trees that don't require ladders to hilly terrain that require the taller ladders.
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:
3
Special Requirements:
Must have 3-month working with citrus or avocados as defined in this application including harvest work. Workers must be able to lift 85 lbs. repetitively in the course of this work and work with hand tools. Cannot be color blind due to the need to distinguish colors of crops, able to use shears and other agricultural tools. Must be able to climb ladders and not be afraid of heights. Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions, including rain, cold, high winds, etc. Work involves frequent bending and working in bent or stooped positions. Must be able to walk and stand up extensively. No smoking, alcohol, firearms in field or housing.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
5:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Valley Produce Harvesting, Inc.
Location:
Pauma Valley, CA 92061
Telephone Number:
+16197429194

Worksite

Address:
McMillan Farm Management MENDEZ #35 45400 CALLE JARDIN, Temecula, CA 92590

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22326-603133
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Bin (see Addendum A)
Date Posted:
1/6/2023

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