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Strawberry and Raspberry Trimmer

Sierra Cascade Nursery, Inc.

Tulelake, CA

$18.65 per hour

INACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15302546210
Email address to Apply:
H2A@sierracascadenursery.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
240
Job Duties:
Strawberry Plant and Raspberry Plant Trimmer: Trim Shed Worker will sort, trim and bundle strawberry plants in trimming shed to prepare plants for packing and shipment and will be paid on a piecework basis. Worker may be assigned to fill support role for trim operations during harvest. Workers will perform duties associated with and directly related to trimming, including but not limited to packing plants, closing/stacking boxes in and around the trim shed, distributing plants, and clean-up functions in and around the trim shed and will be paid on an hourly basis. (See Wage Section of this Clearance Order). Workers may trim a small amount of raspberry rootstock which consists of separating, sorting and cutting roots and canes and will be paid on a team piecework basis. Work production and quality will be monitored and reviewed for accuracy by the Supervisor. This position requires a good understanding of the strawberry trimming occupation. Must have 3 months of general strawberry crop production work experience within the previous 2 years. Strawberry regular trim: Stands at assigned station at trim table; takes harvested strawberry plants from pile on table; inspects and discards plants that do not meet specifications of trim shed supervisor, taking care not to discard marketable plants; creates “hand” of marketable plants, arranged so that all crowns are together, and all roots are aligned in the same direction; grasps root ends with other hand and passes roots over sickle blade on table to trim roots to uniform length; grasps stem end and passes stem end over sickle blade to trim stem end to uniform length; places “hand” of plants on table; repeats process to create a bundle of exactly 100 marketable plants, uniformly trimmed, bundled with crowns together, and roots aligned in same direction. Lays completed bundle on table to be removed by packer. Plant Sorter Resort Belt trim:  Worker stands at assigned station at plant sorter machine at Resort Belt; takes harvested strawberry plants from resort belt; inspects and discards plants that do not meet specifications of trim shed supervisor, taking care not to discard marketable plants; creates “hand” of marketable plants, arranged so that all crowns are together, and all roots are aligned in the same direction; grasps root ends with other hand and passes roots over sickle blade on table to trim roots to uniform length; grasps stem end and passes stem end over sickle blade to trim stem end to uniform length; places “hand” of plants in a tray; repeats process to create a bundle of exactly 100 marketable plants, uniformly trimmed, bundled with crowns together, and roots aligned in same direction.  Lays completed bundle in a tray to be removed by packer. Green trim: Same as regular trim, except only root ends are trimmed, and not leafy ends.
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:
3
Special Requirements:
Additional Information Regarding Job Qualifications/Requirements: This position requires a good understanding of the strawberry trimming occupation. Must have 3 months of general strawberry crop production work experience within the previous 2 years. General Specifications: 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 listen to, understand and follow instructions of company supervisors and managers. Workers are expected to assist in maintaining work areas and company property in a neat and clean condition by not littering. Meals must be eaten in the assigned area(s) away from the employees work station.
Number of Hours Per Week:
38
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Sierra Cascade Nursery, Inc.
Location:
Susanville, CA 96130
Telephone Number:
+15302546867

Worksite

Address:
17230 Valley View Drive, Tulelake, CA 96134

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23200-200349
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
8/10/2023

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