- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Perform manual labor to plant, harvest, grade and pack onions. Harvest and grade pecans. Harvest onions by picking up onions, clipping top and roots using shears, placing in bucket, walking to bin and/or truck and dumping bucket into bin and/or truck, or handing bucket to a dumper. Dumpers will empty buckets and give the harvester back the empty bucket with a token/ticket. Onions are unloaded at the packinghouse to be graded and packed. Unload and load boxes of onions by hand and using machinery. Use hand tools, such as shears, shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, and knives. Open fields by moving onions from one row to another row to open up a driveway for the machinery. Pull/move onions to lay on ground to dry. Grade, sort or classify harvested onions on an assembly line according to factors such as color, species, length, width, appearance, feel, smell and quality to ensure correct processing and usage. Place products in containers according to grade and mark grades on containers. Make and close containers/boxes and record grade and/or identification numbers. Measure, weigh, count and check harvested products and materials. Stack boxes/containers onto pallet. Pull, bundle, bag and load Vidalia onion sprouts onto trucks. Walk down rows and throw (pitch) onion sprouts into beds. Workers will then put sprout into pre-dug hole and bend down to cover with dirt. Any extra sprouts will be taken to the next row. Workers must use care when planting not to damage transplants. Count and check planted crops. Inform supervisors of crop progress. Maintain orchards including pruning and thinning of pecan trees. Workers may field pack pecans. Pick up old pecans in the field to be hauled off. Clean, load and unload harvested products. Workers will be assigned rows of trees and must prune and thin each tree as shown by the field supervisor. Limbs must not be torn from the tree, nor should limbs be completely stripped of leaves. Pull weeds, pick up roots, mow grass, clean and maintain field and work areas. Workers are responsible for farm and field sanitation including picking up trash and cleaning bathrooms and other farm sanitation duties. Transport drinking water to field workers. Inform supervisors of crop progress. As a minor activity, workers may operate farm vehicles and equipment, including forklifts, tractors and tractor-trailers. Workers who apply for and obtain an FLC or FLC employee certificate of registration with driving authorized by the USDOL Wage and Hour Division during the employment period may drive the bus or other transportation vehicles to transport workers and may be offered additional work hours. Assist with Good Agricultural Practices policies.
Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason.
Employer attests that it has sent (or will promptly send) original surety bond to CNPC.
Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a worker's Sabbath or federal holidays. Workers will have an unpaid lunch break. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start time.
TERMINATION. All workers will be subject to a 2 day introductory period, during which the employer will evaluate workers' performance of required tasks.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse