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Farmworkers and Laborers

Hays Harvesting, Inc. (Petition 3)

Plant City, FL

$14.33 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
Number of Workers Requested:
Job Duties:
Strawberries: Duties may vary from time to time. Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Workers will lay plastic to build bed of strawberry fields and plant strawberries from containers from specified locations. Fruit pickers harvest, sort and gather fruit with their hands. Gently remove fruit from branches and vines making sure not to damage fruit. Pickers are expected to work quickly and efficiently. Strawberries grow on low-lying plants, so you must have the endurance and strength to bend over for a long period of time. You will need to be kneeled for a long period of time collecting the strawberries, once you have removed fruit from the plant you will need to place them in a bucket carefully so no injury may occur to them. Once the container is full, you will take to the shed or designated quality area (located on the farm). Fruit pickers must be detail-oriented, fast, and reliable so they can remove fruit without loss. Prune strawberry bushes by hand using pruning shears and loppers. Remove debris from fields using hoes, shovels, baskets, etc. Worker must be able to withstand working in the direct sunlight and weather conditions ranging from hot and humid weather, moderate rain and cold while performing their required duties. Fruit harvesters must carefully, yet quickly, inspect fruit and bushes for signs of disease, insect manifestations, worms, rot and remove or replace bushes as directed by farm manager. Each worker must pick the plants clean of all ripe fruit. It is the picker's responsibility to sort good product from contaminated or rotting fruit to ensure produce is routed to appropriate facilities for cleaning and distribution. Shovel, haul, spread manure, dig holes, ditches, and trenches. Use hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil, applying fertilizers, transplanting, pulling weeds, raking, cleaning around shed area, thinning or pruning crops, applying pesticides, cleaning, grading, and packing harvested product. Inspect field irrigation systems; replace damaged pipes, valves, water jets, sprinklers, etc. using necessary equipment. **The ability of an employee to safely operate machinery and vehicles will be left up to the discretion of management. To ensure the safety of all employees, those interested in operating machinery and vehicles must be able to communicate with employer and adequately follow instructions given by management. Management reserves the right to restrict employees from operational duties who do not show a proficiency to effectively communicate with management and may therefore place other employees’ safety at risk. **Use hand tools such as: shovels, hoes, brooms, scissors, shears, and knives. Duties also include cleaning, loading, and unloading harvested products. May be asked to drive a tractor in Strawberry fields spraying herbicides, spreading fertilizer, plowing, and laying plastic. Blueberries: Manually plant, cultivate, harvest, sort, and grade blueberries. Prune blueberry bushes using pruning shears and loppers. Workers may receive adequate harvesting equipment to harvest and carry 2- 1-gallon picking buckets as they move down assigned rows picking all ripe berries, placing them in the bucket. Each worker must pick the plants clean of all ripe fruit. When buckets are filled, the worker will take to the Supervisor where it will be weighed, and worker will be given credited weight amount. Harvest by use of mechanical equipment, load and transport blueberries to processing shed (located on farm). Use hand tools, shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, knives, and baskets as needed. Inspect field irrigation systems; replace damaged pipes, valves, water jets, sprinklers, etc. using necessary equipment. Workers may also be place packing in the field into designated containers.
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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Special Requirements:
Must be 18 years or older. Three months experience required in harvesting, grading, sorting, loading strawberries, and use of mechanical harvesting, cultivating, and planting equipment. Three months experience also required in cultivating, harvesting, and pruning blueberries. Employer may conduct a criminal background checks on all new applicants for employment. All tools, supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to the workers. Workers may be offered more than the standard hours of work in a single workday. Workers may volunteer to work additional hours when work is available. The majority of the day is spent on ones feet and outdoors and involves exposure to sun, wind, rain, soil, mud, dust, heat, cold and natural elements. Workers may stand in one place for any period of time.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Hays Harvesting, Inc. (Petition 3)
Fort Pierce , FL 34945
Telephone Number:


(A&E Farms) 2301 Millard Boyd Road, Plant City, FL 33566

Job Order Details

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Multiple Worksites:
Additional Wage Information:
Per 3X3 Clamshell Flat of Strawberries
Date Posted: