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Field Workers (wine Grapes)

Mendoza Bros. Harvesting

Stonewall, TX

$13.88 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Job Duties:
Mendoza Bros. Harvesting (also referred to herein as “Mendoza Bros”, “MBH”, “Employer” or “Company”) is headquartered in Santa Maria, California (2771 Santa Maria Way, Suite A, Santa Maria, CA, 93456). Phone: 805-720-9888. Business email address: The employer has designated this as the Application site. Mendoza Bros is a registered Farm Labor Contractor Federal Employer ID number (FEIN): 46-5445315 Texas Tax ID: 20-590165-5 Job title: Field Workers (Wine Grapes) Workers Needed: a. Total: 24 b. H-2A: 24 Mendoza Bros seeks certification for 24 H-2A workers and 24 total workers. Field Worker (Wine Grapes): Duties vary depending on the growing season: Work in grape vineyards during growing season February 2023-March 2023 will include hoeing (long handled hoe) and pruning. Work in grape vineyards during growing season (approximately mid-March 2023 through May 2023) will include hoeing (long handled hoe), pruning, weed removal and vine suckering. Work in grape vineyards during growing season (approximately June 2023 through July 2023) will include leaf removal. Work in grape vineyards on non-harvest activities (approximately August 2023 through mid-September 2023) will include early season crop removal, move wires, picking, root picking, irrigation, field maintenance, canopy management, shoveling, stake removal and replacement. Work in grape vineyards during harvest season (approximately mid-September 2023 through October 2023) will include picking wine grapes and activities directly related to wine grape picking. Driver: 1. Driver may drive over the road in passenger Enterprise vanpools or personal vehicles. 2. Driver will drive designated vehicles to transport harvest crew workers to and from housing and worksite locations. Driving job duty is not a different job and the drivers perform harvesting job duties when not driving. 3. Driver will be responsible for filling vehicles with fuel and keeping vehicle clean. 4. Driver will be required to complete and process periodic driving reports as required by state laws. 5. Driver will be required to follow all traffic laws and if applicable, vanpool rules. 6. In order to drive, drivers must possess a valid authorized driver’s license and must be able to pass DOT (Department of Transportation) recognized medical exam and fulfill all other DOT requirements. 7. Medical exam at no cost to the employee or employer may be required. The employer will be responsible for the cost of the registration as an FLCE driver (if any). Drivers are compensated for these activities. All employees engaged in driving activities (H-2A as well as corresponding domestic workers), will be given the opportunity to obtain a driver’s license or commercial driver’s license (DL or CDL) on a voluntary basis. The DL/CDL is not a pre-hire job requirement. No job applicant will be denied an employment opportunity due to a lack of a DL/CDL or FLCE Certificate at the time of application and/or hiring. Further, no worker (H-2A or corresponding domestic worker) will be terminated for failure to obtain a DL/CDL or FLCE certificate. Tractor Driver: Tractor drivers will drive and control tractors in fields. Crew Leader: In addition to the field work job duties presented in this job order, Crew Leaders perform a crew leadership role, being in charge of making sure the workers are accurately performing their assigned job duties and that the crew is following all the company rules and working in safety. They also assign chores at employer provided housing, and drive workers to the grocery store and laundromat.
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

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3 months of experience working with wine grapes is required. Specific requirements include lifting up to 50 pounds frequently and being able to use hand tools, including cutting knives. Must be able to work under conditions where skin and clothing become heavily soiled with mud, water, grease, etc. 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 the field or residential housing. (See Addendum C)
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Mendoza Bros. Harvesting
Santa Maria, CA 93456
Telephone Number:


Atlas Vineyard Management Ab Astris: 320 Kline Rd., Stonewall, TX 78671

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
Please see Addendum A
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