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Smith Packing, Inc.

Salinas, CA

$18.65 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Job Duties:
Continual visual examination of produce to determine if the product is right for harvesting. Use hands and arms to handle the product. Place commodity into the appropriate box. Place completed product onto moving equipment such as conveyors. Mark cartons by using marking tools. Examine and inspect containers, material, and products to ensure that specifications are met. Harvest product by hand, and/or using a harvest knife. Continual bending to reach product. Walk throughout shift on uneven ground and in leafy rows with debris. Ensure that all Food Safety policies are followed to reduce the risk of any type of injury to either the employee or others. Reports all safety problems, incidents, and injuries to harvest foreperson immediately. Comply with all Company policies. Stack 25 lb-65lb boxes from the conveyor to the pallets. Lift empty pallets weighing 45 lbs. Stack boxes on each pallet. The stacks must be straight. Foreman will provide training and instruction on how to properly position the boxes onto the pallet. Field worker to harvest celery. Cut, trim, bag, pack, and load fresh celery in the field. Cutting is done on harvesting machine by using hands and cutting knife. Using a harvesting hand knife and bending at the waist, the employee cuts the head from the roots and trims the outer leaves from the head to prepare it to be packed into a carton, tote or bin. The process is repeated. Worker is responsible for cleaning of equipment and maintenance of yard. Worker is also responsible for operating Tractors and machines used to perform this task.
Job Classification:
45-2093.00 - Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

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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Qualifying workers must have one month of agricultural experience. All qualified applicants must have the authorization to work in the United States, be willing to perform the agricultural duties as described in this job order and be able to meet the physical demands of the position and the employer's work schedule with or without reasonable accommodation.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Smith Packing, Inc.
Company Name:
Smith Packing, Inc.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Telephone Number:


171 Foster Rd, Salinas, CA 93908

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