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- This job requires a minimum of 3 months experience working on a diversified vegetable farm. Workers must be able to efficiently perform and complete manual and mechanized tasks. These include planting, maintenance, harvesting, of over 30 vegetable crops. Workers will assist in all aspects of vegetable production and farm maintenance including but not limited to: seeding by hand and with a push seeder, transplanting by hand, applying soil amendments, pounding stakes and trellising and tying plants, hoeing and hand-weeding to remove weeds and thin plants, picking/cutting/pulling crops for harvest, installing/removing irrigation systems and water lines, digging fence post holes and installing fencing, and applying organic pesticides and fertilizer amendments. Workers will prepare and maintain fields including performing ditching, shoveling, hauling, rock removal, hoeing, and other manual tasks. Workers will help with post-harvest operations including proper bunching of crops, washing, sanitization, and packing, being careful of plants and adhering to farm food safety procedures. Workers will also mow and weed-eat brush to maintain the farm. Workers will also assist with loading and unloading trucks and coolers, and cleaning equipment. Workers may assist with care and processing of small broiler chicken flock. Workers will use many hand tools, including but not limited to: hoes, shovels, drills, saws, scissors, pruners, knives. Workers will operate power equipment needed for farm work, harvest, maintenance including but not limited to: tractors, planters, mowers, plows, sprayers, off-road harvest vehicles, cultivators, chainsaws.
Workers must operate agricultural equipment safely, with or without direction. Employer will instruct workers in the safety and operation of equipment before use. Workers must operate equipment in a manner that protects operator, visitors, other workers, products, crops and equipment. Failure to comply with safety requirements and operating instructions may result in termination. Workers may assist handling product weighing up to 60 lbs and lifting to a height of 5 feet. Workers must work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive standing and squatting. Work required in fields during all weather conditions and temperatures ranging from 10 to 100 degrees F. Workers with seasonal or environmental allergies should be able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Extensive bending, stooping, kneeling, walking at a brisk pace are required.
Supervisors will provide instructions and directions to workers. All tools and equipment required to perform duties assigned will be provided to workers without charge or deposit charge. Workers must be able to comprehend and follow instructions and communicate effectively to supervisors. Workers will also be expected to work without supervision. Workers must obey all safety rules and basic instructions and be able to recognize, understand, and comply with all safety postings. No forms of tobacco use will be allowed during work hours. Workers must be able to work for at least 5 hours without tobacco consumption. Tobacco is only allowed in designated areas during non-work hours. (continued on Addendum C)
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse