- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Plant, cultivate, harvest and pack fruits and vegetables including but not limited to: strawberries, sweet corn, apples, peaches, tomatoes, string beans, pumpkins and cabbage. Perform ongoing orchard maintenance including pruning and thinning fruit trees. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Till soil. Transplant, weed, thin, or prune crops. Clean, grade, sort, pack, and load harvested products. Workers may ride on tractor, maintain trellises, repair fences and farm buildings or participate in irrigation activities. Workers will walk the orchard carrying a six foot ladder from tree to tree to thin and prune. 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. In thinning, workers will pluck by hand as instructed. Proper spacing and selection of fruit is critical to maximize the tree's potential yield. Harvest fruits and vegetables by hand, inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress. Grade and sort products according to factors such as color, species, length, width, appearance, feel, smell and quality to ensure correct processing and usage. Workers must use care when grading and packing not to damage and bruise produce. Discard inferior or defective products and/or foreign matter and place acceptable produce into containers for further processing. Weigh products or estimate their weight, visually or by feel. Place products in containers according to grade and mark grades on containers. Workers are also responsible for farm, field and shed sanitation duties, including picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms and sweeping floors. Occasional manual digging. Use mowers and weed eaters on employer's premises around wells, buildings, farm equipment. Transplant in greenhouses. Move, load and unload greenhouse grown plants, planting tools and materials. Pot and label plants. Fill pots and trays with soil. Crops may be harvested and field packed, or transported to the packinghouse for further processing. 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 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. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker at the conclusion of the 2 day introductory period if the worker's performance fails to satisfy the employer's reasonable expectations, or is otherwise unacceptable. Employer may terminate a worker for lawful job-related reasons, including but not limited to situations in which the worker: (1) Is repeatedly absent or tardy; (2) malingers or otherwise refuses, without cause, to perform the work as directed; (3) commits act(s) of misconduct or repeatedly violates the Work Rules; and/or (4) fails, after completing the 2 day introductory period, to perform work in a competent and skillful manner, consistent with the employer's reasonable expectations.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse