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Crew Leader

West Coast Tomato Growers, Inc.

Oceanside, CA

$19.65 per hour


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Job Description

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Crew Leader: Reporting to First Line Supervisor/Farm Manager, assist in communicating and assigning field duties, such as ground preparation, cultivation, irrigation, of crops or plants, product grading, or equipment maintenance, harvest, and non-harvest activities, specifically planting, staking, pruning, topping, and defoliating plants. Assist in communicating and assigning shed duties such as sorting and packing of vine tomatoes (Roma and Round tomatoes), and Brussels sprouts.  The crew leader workers in doing their exercises, washing their hands, and carrying out their work. Crew leader assists with day-to-day field/shed activities, recording time sheets, record keeping and data collection, Production and Quality Control. Over the course of the day does quality control reviews and constantly checks that the workers are using farm equipment safely and properly. Help Farm Manager to direct and monitor training or guidance to other workers. Will attend trainings that comply with company policies, state, and federal laws. Administer first aid when needed. Spot checks the plants and vine tomatoes (Roma and Round tomatoes), and Brussels sprouts, so workers do not damage the plants or vine tomatoes (Roma and Round tomatoes), and Brussels sprouts during the non-harvest and harvest activities. In general, works under the supervisor but has no personnel authority such as hiring, firing, or personnel review.    The crew leader will assist the First-Line Supervisor/Farm Manager in monitoring the following activities:        • Prepare soil for planting vine tomatoes (Roma and Round tomatoes), and Brussels sprouts.  • Move water and shade  • Use of shovels or long-handled hoes and cutting plastic to prepare ground.  • Stake: staking requires frequently lifting tool that weighs 12-18 pounds to drive stake into the ground.  • Nursery work: sow and care for seedlings plants, cleaning trays, rotating trays, moving material for seedlings.  • Plant and transplanting of seedlings  • Prune (using pruning shears)  • Top and defoliate plants.  • Weed using a long-handled hoe and hands if close to the plant.  • Tie tomato vines to stakes using twine.  • Harvest tomatoes (bend or reach to pick tomatoes from vines and place cartons that weigh up to 50 pounds) and Brussels sprouts  • Irrigation  • Recover field equipment, such as plastic coverings, twine and stakes. In connection with field work • .  • Monitor shed support, sorting and packing tables, that workers must follow the directions of their supervisors regarding work efficiency and quality—the packs produced by the harvesting crews must adhere to the quality standards of the shipper for which they are harvesting.  • All workers must adhere to all safety procedures and hygiene standards for handling and production of vine tomatoes (Roma and Round tomatoes) and Brussel sprouts.    • Crew leader may perform other minor work incidental to the primary job duties which will be agricultural in nature and insubstantial compared to the time spent on the primary job duties.    If an employee is injured while on the job, the Company will provide a temporary work assignment that will be as closely related to the job duties described herein, while the employee recovers from a work-related illness which meets with physician’s clearance to return to work under specific limitations. The work assignment will not be a permanent position, it will be temporary to accommodate the injured worker under doctor's restrictions and time period that may differ from the heavy field work described within. 
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: 2 months work experience in farm work with tomatoes in fields (within the last two years). Experience includes non-harvest activities, specifically planting, staking, pruning, topping and defoliating plants. Cannot be color blind due to the need to distinguish colors of crops, able to use shears and other agricultural tools, no smoking, illegal drugs, alcohol, or weapons of any sort in the dormitories or work fields. Ability to communicate in English or Spanish is required for training and safety purposes. Experience to be confirmed though written employment verification letters on company letterhead or by the provision of the name and address or telephone number of the reference who can verify the workers experience. The assistance of the referring office in helping the worker provide this information will be appreciated.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
West Coast Tomato Growers, Inc.
Oceanside, CA 92057
Telephone Number:


5780 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92057

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