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Field Workers (sweet Corn Harvest and Forklift) 

Elkhorn Packing Co. LLC

Scottsdale, AZ

$15.62 per hour


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Job Description

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Agricultural Equipment Operator (Forklift):  Operate powered industrial trucks to load and unload product, operate ice injector and bobcat to inject ice into product for cooling. Operate Vacuum Tube(s) for iceless and leaf products. Operate 12 pallet forklift. Move cooled product into the cooler for storage prior to shipment. Load outbound trucks, break down pallets as necessary.      Duties/Responsibilities:   Obtain copy of production schedule    Perform daily equipment checks such as oil levels, malfunctioning equipment, etc.   Loading and unloading materials and product from field trailers    Loading ice injector hopper with ice   Loading ice injector with palletized product for icing   Restack pallets when necessary   Transfer cooled product into the cooler for shipment   Reports any issues to supervisor or higher-level employee     Sanitize equipment daily, prior to startup   Performs other related duties as assigned   Regularly sitting on a powered industrial truck   Prolonged periods standing and walking   Frequently lift up to 60 pounds and adjust body position to bend, stoop, stand, walk, turn, pivot and stand for long periods of time   Manual dexterity as needed to operate a variety of machinery and equipment   Having good eye-hand-foot coordination   Ability to work in varying temperatures, depending upon season       Required Skills/Abilities:    Good verbal and written communication skills    Ability to listen, understand, and follow directions   Follow instructions for operating equipment and keeping records   Execute assignments in an accurate, timely and safe manner   Ability to work in a variety of roles   Maintain a clean and safe work environment   Forklift certification per OSHA standards     Sweet Corn Harvest:    Packaging Assembler: Worker will assemble boxes (19”x 11” x 13”; 19”x 11” 14”; RPCs) and place a sticker on package.     Picker:  While walking the worker will select and remove desired ears from corn stalks. Ears will be approximately 5-9” in length and placed on harvest platform packing table.     Packer: Worker will sort if necessary and place 48 ears of corn into packaging. Worker will close package and place on harvesting machine finished product conveyor belt.      Stacker/Pallet maker:  Worker will lay 40-pound pallet in a row on trailer. Worker will remove cartons from harvest machine finished product conveyor and stack six (6) layers of packages, eight (8) packages per layer. During stacking, the worker will place a 1 1/4“W by 48” L slat in between every two levels of cartons. Worker will then place three (3) nylon straps with buckle around pallet stacks and buckle.      Tractor Driver/machine operator: Will place pallets and load boxes on platform. Place Vboards and secure load. Transport trailer from the field to the staging area. Machine operator will move machine as necessary for harvesting and relocation.     Weeding Description - Using a 6” broad bladed knife/tool, worker will insert knife into ground next to base of weed and pull with fingers.     Repackaging/Dumping: worker will remove product from finished packaging; sort and discard unwanted corn or materials under advice from supervisor and repackage material into new/ different packaging.     Roadway Opening: In the event of corn lodging, worker will walk in furrow ahead of harvesting equipment and move corn stalks to clear pathway for tractor footprint.   
Job Classification:
45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

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.

Job Requirements

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Minimum Job Qualifications: 1 month of harvest experience with any of the listed commodities. Specific requirements include lifting up to 50 pounds frequently and able to use hand tools, including cutting knives. Must be able to work under conditions where skin and clothing become heavily soiled with mud, water, grease, etc. Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions, including rain, cold, high winds, etc. Work involves frequent bending and working in bent or stooped positions. Must be able to walk and stand up extensively. No smoking, alcohol, firearms in the field or residential housing.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
5:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Elkhorn Packing Co. LLC
Salinas, CA 93901
Telephone Number:


Scottsdale Ranch, 11803 E McDonald Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85256

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