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Strawberry Ground & Machine Harvest

Fresh Harvest, Inc.

Salinas, CA

$18.65 per hour

INACTIVE

Recruitment Information

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

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
121
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: Strawberry Ground & Machine Harvest (Fresh, Cannery, Juice), General Labor (road cutting, planting, runner cutting, weeding), Indirect Labor, prepare freshly harvested crop for shipment, General Farm Labor / General Ranch Maintenance, Forklift Driver, Tractor Driver, CalVan Drivers, to perform the following duties: Work with strawberries: Workers will perform duties associated with and directly related to strawberry harvest work, including but not limited to picking and packing strawberries in field for fresh market and freezing/juicing; road cutting, planting, runner cutting, weeding (long-handled hoe); Distinguish quality and ripeness; Pick, and place in tray/packing containers in field. Pickers will work on a strawberry picker machine to aid harvest; working in rows, the worker bends over and picks strawberries with hands; places the strawberries in a box and stacks the full boxes on the machine floor, the top of the machine carries the empty boxes; the worker, therefore, does not carry the full boxes to the end of the row. Strawberry ground/table crews will not use a machine aid; working in rows, the worker bends over and picks strawberries with hands; places the strawberries in a box; walks and carries the box with strawberries to the packing table located at the end of the row in the field. The worker returns to the row to continue ground harvest. Prepare freshly harvested crop for shipment. Ground Harvest (strawberry): Working in rows, the worker bends over and picks strawberries with hands, places the strawberries in a box, walks and carries the box with strawberries to the packing table located at the end of the row in the field, presents their box to quality control for inspection. After passing the quality check, they palletize the box, grab an empty box along with necessary clamshells and returns to the row to continue ground harvest. Worker may also perform harvest for cannery: picking berries and running the green ends through a blade which cuts the calix off of the berry. Berries are then put into an RPC and presented to the checker for inspection in same fashion as fresh harvest. Machine Harvest (strawberry): Workers will perform duties associated with and directly related to berry harvest work, including but not limited to picking and packing berries in the field for fresh market and freezing/juicing; distinguish quality and ripeness; pick and place in tray/packing containers in the field. Pickers will work on berry picker machine to aid harvest: working in rows, worker bends over and picks berries with hands; places berries in clamshell and stacks full boxes on machine floor. Empty boxes are retrieved from top of machine. The machine will transport filled boxes to the end of the row - workers using machine aid do not carry full boxes to the end of rows. Workers may be required to adjust to Ground Harvest while machine is turning of when machine is being repaired for breakdown/maintenance. Worker may also perform harvest for cannery: picking berries and running the green ends through a blade which cuts the calix off of the berry. Berries are then put into an RPC and presented to the checker for inspection in same fashion as fresh harvest.
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:
No
Special Requirements:
Workers must stand, sit, crouch, bend, reach, lift and carry items weighing up to 50 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:
Elkhorn Berry Farms, LLC: Silacci Ranch - 945 Old Satge Rd, Salinas, CA 93908

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23104-932467
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
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:
5/5/2023

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