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Field Workers: Forklift Driver, Field Safety/food Safety

Fresh Harvest, Inc.

Mettler, CA

$18.65 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+17603525212
Email address to Apply:
agdatahr@agdataglobal.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
6
Job Duties:
H-2A and corresponding domestic workers must be available to perform each of the following job activities in connection with the harvesting and farming operations: Field Workers: Forklift Driver, Field Safety/Food Safety activities, Farm Housing Worker, Bell Pepper Machine Harvest, Garlic Machine & Hand Harvesting, Garlic Windrowing, Topping & Harvest, Cherry Harvest, Corn Harvest, Garlic Digger, Digger Rider, Machine Harvesting Garlic & Shallot, Weeding, Pipe Irrigation, removing pipes from field, Drip Irrigation, Tractor Driver, Row Boss, Quality Control, General Farm Labor (Cracking Seed, Moving & Setting up Pipes, Removal of Drip Tape, Repairing Equipment) / General Ranch Maintenance, CalVan Driver, Packing shed/facility (on the farm, preparing freshly harvested crops for shipment in their original, unmanufactured state - sorting, palletizing & grading), Sanitization activities to perform the following duties: Field Forklift Driver: Employee must be able to load and unload quickly and carefully to keep up with the demands of the harvest crew. Must wear company issued safety glasses at all times while operating the forklift. Perform light maintenance checks prior to operation such as fuel, oil, and air for tires. The employee will report all injuries and accidents to Supervisor immediately. Before use of equipment, employer will provide, at no cost to workers, forklift safety certification training in accordance with Cal-OSHA general industry safety orders 3649-3669. The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following: •Follow all safety precautions for OSHA and the Ranch •Possess a forklift license (will be issued by FHI) •Basic Counting Skills •Ability to move, stack, and/or dump bins, gondolas, pallets, and crates while driving forklift on various types of surfaces, such as, concrete, hard dirt, mud, row crops, etc. •Ability to judge distances. •Maintenance checks prior to use and fill out daily checklist. •Work in a timely manner to satisfy the needs of the awaiting crew. •Load commodities on all types of trailers, trucks, and equipment. •Always be aware of surroundings like power lines, poles, people, and other equipment •Wear required safety goggles/glasses to protect against dust, dirt, and debris. •Report all mechanical problems immediately Field Safety / Food Safety activities: Worker works closely with Row Boss and fills out documentation for Field Safety / Food Safety compliance, including but not limited to, crew training attendance, crew safety tailgates, internal crew audits, updates training packages, maintains roster of crew certifications, weekly review of field safety / food safety compliance. Farm Housing Worker: Workers will perform work on the farm at the growing and housing locations – coordinate activities in farm worker housing facilities, stock on living essentials. Will record assiatance and assign rooms. May assists farm workers with problem solving or reffer them to company management.
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

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
2
Special Requirements:
2-months experience harvesting crops to avoid crop damage and personal injury. Written verification of experience is required. Workers must stand, sit, crouch, bend, reach, lift and carry items weighing up to 75 pounds in the course of performing required activities. Workers must be able to listen, understand, and follow instructions of company supervisors and managers. The company's Employment Arbitration Agreement is set forth in this Clearance Order outlining the procedures to follow in raising concerns to seek their prompt resolution with an option to arbitrate unresolved matters.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Fresh Harvest, Inc.
Location:
Heber, CA 92249
Telephone Number:
+17603525212

Worksite

Address:
Christopher Ranch, LLC - Big B Potatoes, Inc. - 19-G: 1.2 mi. NW of Sandrini Rd. and Highway 99, Mettler, CA 93313

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23090-894883
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
See piece rates herein. Bonus: A discretionary bonus may apply. Overtime and Benefits: The employer will abide by the required Federal or applicable State laws when paying overtime and benefits to employees performing the listed activities herein.
Date Posted:
5/1/2023

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