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Agricultural Worker

Sunlife Farm, Inc.


$18.65 per hour


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Job Description

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This job requires an employee to handle a variety of manual labor, including but not limited to tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities. Workers must be able to perform manual activities with accuracy and efficiency. Crops grown on the farm include Strawberries. Worker cannot be color blind due to the need to distinguish colors of crops for proper ripeness and maturity, they must be able to use shears, clippers, and other agricultural tools, no smoking, illegal drugs, alcohol, or weapons of any sort are permitted in the housing or field. Workers will assist in loading/unloading crops or materials weighing up to and including 10 lbs. Workers must be able to lift such weights to a height of five (5) feet over their heads during the course of the work day. Workers should be able to work on their feet and or bent over for longer period of time. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals etc. may affect workers' ability to perform the job. Workers are exposed to wet weather early in the morning through the heat of the day, working in fields. Temperatures may range from 10 to 100 F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Saturday work required. In addition, workers may be required to perform variable tasks such as the following: irrigation, ditching, shoveling, hauling, ground preparation, and other tasks related to general farming. Dimensions and Weight of the Containers: Strawberries: Dimension are 20 X 12 X 3. Empty Container weighs about .5 pounds. Filled container weights about 8-10 pounds. Persons seeking employment must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Successful applicants will be subject to a trial period of up to five days during which their performance of required tasks will be evaluated. If the performance during the trial period is not acceptable to the employer the worker's employment may be terminated. Training will be provided in the field by foreman during the first week of an employees work. Workers will be provided a 5 day training or break-in period after which they must demonstrate the ability to perform the job duties defined herein. (Workers must reach production standards by the fifth day). Workers will be expected to pick a minimum number of cartons per hour which is determined by comparing a workers hourly productivity to other workers assigned to the same commodity, crop variety, field site and location within a field site and at the time that work is performed. Employer will review workers productivity at the end of a given period and not on a daily basis. If workers fail to keep up with the average minimum standard as defined herein, workers may be offered alternate work, if available, or, after notice, workers may be terminated for cause. Employer retains the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but does not demonstrate the willfulness to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product. All terms and conditions included in the job order will apply equally to all workers, both U.S. Workers and H-2A workers, employed in the occupation described in this clearance order. Because average picking rate of a work varies through the season based on weather, fruit quantity, size, and variety, and other factors there is no constant minimum number of boxes the are required to be picked through the season. (i.e. 5-6 cartons an hour is appropriate in the beginning of a season when the fruit quantity is light, but this amount may change when the quantity of fruit increases at peak harvest. 12-14 cartons are the maximum productions that will be required.)
Job Classification:
45-2099.00 - Agricultural Workers, All Other

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.

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7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Sunlife Farm, Inc.
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Sunlife Farm, Inc.
Santa Maria , CA 93454
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Airport Ranch 4 The Santa Maria Pubic Airport, SANTA MARIA, CA 93454

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