- 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 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.
Sanitation Requirements: For food and general personal safety purposes, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly critical when hand harvesting crops for human consumption. Employees are required to cleanse their hands by washing them thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom and before entering the fields for harvest activities or the packing facility for packing operations.
Workers will perform various duties associated with growing the crops listed below to include transplanting crops, weeding by hand or with hoe, laying and moving irrigation pipe, harvesting crops manually, sorting crops, washing and packing crops.
Various vegetable and fruit crops: Beet, Celery, Radishes, Sweet Corn, Green Beans, Tomatoes, Peppers (hot and sweet), Melons, Cucumbers, soybeans field corn & pumpkins
Flowers, Golden Beets, Eggplant, Zucchini, , Apples.
Workers will plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables. Workers will be required to remove weeds by hand or with a hoe. Workers will bend and stoop to pick vegetables according to size, color, shape and degree of maturity and place into field containers. Workers may carry full container weighing approximately fifty (50) lbs. and empty into field bin or load onto trailer. May be required to pull and discard culls as directed by supervisor. Pickers will take care not to bruise or scar produce. Pre-harvest activities may include staking, tying, transplanting, and pruning. Workers will stand on feet for long periods of time. Workers are required to work in fields when plants are wet with dew or rain. Temperatures in fields during working hours can range from forty (40) to over one hundred (100) degrees.
Tractor Operations: Workers may be required to operate tractors, and other farm equipment during operations. Before any worker is required to operate farm equipment, the worker will be instructed in the proper and safe operation. Workers will be required to operate equipment according to instructions and in a manner that protects the operator, other workers, and equipment. Repeated failure to obey operating and safety instructions may result in termination.
Orchard Maintenance and clean up: Workers will be responsible for general orchard clean up. They will rake up debris from the land such as sticks, straw, etc. Workers involved in orchard maintenance may be required to hoe trees, girdle, spread fertilizer, pick up roots and limbs, strip suckers or unwanted growth from trees, dig root suckers, knock fruit off trees, use hand sprayer, remove vines, lay irrigation pipe, repair and maintain drip system, and strap and tie fruit trees. Employer will provide all equipment. Instruction will be given for each task and standards of performance communicated to workers. The specific standards for a job will be disclosed and demonstrated by the supervisor before the work begins.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse