- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Following supervisors’ instructions workers will carry out all common jobs, such as plant, cultivate, grow, maintain, harvest related to a farming operation of specialty crops, including but not limited to flowers, blackberries, strawberries, muscadines, blueberries, orchards, or row crops such as corn, soybean, and rice.
Included tasks include land preparation, irrigation, fertilization, spray operations, applying pesticides, mowing, pruning, training, weeding by hand, with weed trimmers or mowers, planting, manufacturing and applying compost, using wire, paint brushes, hammers, stretchers; to placing, repair and maintain posts, trellises, and fences, inspect crops for damage, disease or insect infestation, or remove said plants, cleaning fields, welding, construct buildings, shade structures, high tunnels, or additions and perform building and structure maintenance. Workers may clean, maintain, adjust, and repair machinery and equipment, vehicles, tools, and structures, oiling moving parts and replacing parts if needed. Workers will operate machinery, equipment, vehicles, and tools as needed. Workers will use tools such as but not limited to shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, loppers, paint brushes, saws, knives, and baskets as needed.
Workers shall harvest blackberries into required boxes containing 12-6oz clamshells or 8-12oz clamshells. Workers shall harvest all other crops into the required packaging whether it be 18oz clamshells, carton box, or other type of packaging. Harvest will be carried out per supervisor instruction to not damage the crop or surrounding plants. Harvest will be of the correct maturity and quality as specified by supervision. Workers will clean, pack, load harvested products and perform post-harvest clean-up and other related activities. In addition, workers may be assigned to Quality Control duties including but not limited to prepping trailer with correct packaging, assisting the quality control personnel with scanning badges. For some crops, workers will take their packed product to the Quality personnel who will scan their ID badge to record their individual harvest. Quality personnel will inspect product to ensure that the correct quality is being packed and to take corrective measures if not. May harvest product seconds (discarded products) into plastic buckets.
Other tasks include the loading and transportation of the product from the field to the packing house, may clean, repair, and maintain packing shed, further packing and palletization of the product, labeling, cooling of the product, loading of trucks by hand, forklift, or pallet jack, filling out documentation and transmitting of said documentation. Tasks also include maintenance and cleaning of the facility as well as unloading materials. The packing house is located on the farm. Workers may be asked to drive workers from/to housing, worksite, and market.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse