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Farm Laborers (sod)

West Coast Turf Farm

Winchester, CA

$18.65 per hour


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Job Description

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Farm Laborers to work on Sod. Growing, harvesting and installation: Essential duties and responsibilities are Irrigation, fertilization, pulling weeds, applying herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides. Mowing, vacuuming, harvesting, and cleaning up after harvest to prep fields for regrowth. Harvest stolons and sod for sales orders and help out harvest when needed. May install sod produced on the farm at customer sites. Agricultural equipment operator (forklift) will move pallets, big rolls and tubes and operate the harvester and stack sod on pallets for certain harvesters. Load up truck and make sure all orders are cut for drivers to deliver next morning. May install sod produced on the farm. Workers may be required to perform work that is incidental to farming the crops listed in the application. The employee is responsible for checking the working condition of equipment such as forklifts, mowers, tractors, harvesters, and any farm implements before they start their day. Mowers need to review their mowers for height of cut sharpness of blades, any leaking hoses, water, oil, fuel and replace any worn blades. Employees are responsible to control water, fertilizer and any insecticide, fungicides or herbicides being applied and to notify workers when and where they are applied and any re-entry period if applicable. The employer will comply with all worker protection standards and re-entry restrictions applicable to pesticides and other chemicals used in the fields. Workers are also required to comply with all applicable worker protection standards and re-entry times. The individual must check and make sure all irrigation and injector pumps are working properly. Gloves, if needed, will be provided to the workers at no cost. The employer will provide adequate sanitary toilet facilities accessible to workers in the field. These may be portable facilities. When necessary, separate facilities will be provided for men and women. The employer will provide portable and potable drinking water and paper cups to workers in the field. Adequate first aid supplies shall be provided. Hand weeding will be occasional and intermittent (less than 20 percent of time). The employer complies with the training requirements found in Section 3203, Injury and Illness Prevention Program, where applicable. West Coast Turf will be in compliance with 8 California Code Regulations Section 3437, 3456(b-c).
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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1 month experience harvesting experience with Sod. Specific requirements include lifting up to 75 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. See Addendum C.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
West Coast Turf Farm
Palm Desert, CA 92211
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31755 Winchester Rd, Winchester, CA 92596

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