- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Plant, cultivate, harvest, grade and pack tomatoes by hand. Irrigate, thin, prune, trellis, and stake and string/tie crops. Manually harvest tomatoes by pulling selected tomatoes from the vine, placing into bucket and carrying to dumper. Full buckets weighing approximately 35 lbs. will then be lifted and dumped into bins. Workers will pull up used plastic, pull or cut string, weed, hoe, clear and maintain fields and work areas. Stems will be removed from harvested tomatoes. Workers will not break skin of tomato, drop tomato, or leave any appropriate product on the vine during harvest. Use hand tools such as machete or knife. Workers must discard and destroy produce that has been in contact with blood. Any produce harvested or still on the plant that has been exposed to blood shall be discarded and destroyed. Workers must pass by or discard any produce that bears obvious signs of pest activity, fecal contamination, plant disease, physical damage, or any produce that has been dropped on the ground. Workers must avoid unnecessary introduction of soil into harvest containers and field bins, or onto tools or other harvesting equipment. Count and check harvested produce in the field. Load blank material into machines to make boxes and lids. Watch and maintain operation of fillers as they fill 25 lb. boxes. Weigh boxes to ensure standard weight of 25 lbs. Stack 25 lb. boxes on pallets up to 7 feet high. Manually sort tomatoes by quality and color. Operate agricultural equipment. Using approved vehicles, licensed drivers may transport workers and may be offered additional hours. Complete farm and field sanitation duties including picking up trash and cleaning bathrooms. Clean and maintain packing facility. Workers will 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. Non-U.S. workers may be displaced as a result of one or more U.S. workers becoming available for the job during the employer's recruitment period. Job abandonment will be deemed to occur after five consecutive workdays of unexcused absences. Workers may not report for work under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse