- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Perform manual labor to work in hydroponic greenhouse facility, which is a high temperature environment, to prepare for new crop. Load and unload new plants onto and off of forklifts and/or pallets. Perform crop maintenance for the new and old crops including lowering, de-leafing, clipping, pruning, removing empty trusses, twisting, suckering, harvesting, leveling, truss support, adding density and maintaining the plants. Hang, remove string, and plant wire spacing. Prepare and clean out old crops while inter-planting the new crops, setting rockwool, coco bags, and peat moss. Scout for different types of diseases and pests. Close and open beehive boxes containing live bees. Clean and sanitize work supplies and work areas using cleaning solutions and cleaning materials; clean and maintain all grounds including gutters, irrigation lines, removing and replacing old drippers. Check pH and EC, record results, remove slabs, install tarps, mix fertilizer, remove dead plants, remove floor fruit, and sweep when needed. Use personal protective equipment, greenhouse tools, and sanitation correctly. Operate horticultural equipment and machinery including a trolley and a power bee. Other general agricultural labor duties may be assigned. Workers will ensure that the plant crop work is carried out efficiently with care, which produces a quality grown vegetable. The general labor for the packhouse and greenhouse assures that produce grown in the Fort Valley facility is responsible for activities that maintain a healthy crop that is ready for market and assures that produce of the highest quality is packed into the appropriate containers, accurately labeled, and meets food safety, quality, and customer specifications. This role supports the supply chain by consistently meeting productivity and efficiency targets and ensures optimal operation of the business.
The following production standards apply: Clipping, Suckering - Tomatoes, 750 heads per hour; Deleafing - Tomatoes, 1000 heads
per hour; Lowering - Tomatoes, 1200 heads per hour; Pruning - Tomatoes, 1500 heads per hour; Truss Supporting - Tomatoes, 1200
heads per hour; Picking - Tomatoes, 25-35 minutes per 100 meter row; Clipping, Suckering, Pruning - Cucumbers, 800 heads per
hour; Deleafing - Cucumbers, 900 heads per hour; Lowering - Cucumbers, 1200 heads per hour; Picking - Cucumbers, 12-15 minutes
per 100 meter row; Removing Double - Cucumbers, 15 minutes per 100 meter row.
Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason.
Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a worker's Sabbath or federal holidays. Workers will have an unpaid lunch break. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start time.
TERMINATION. All workers will be subject to a 2 day introductory period, during which the employer will evaluate workers' performance of required tasks. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker at the conclusion of the 2 day introductory period if the worker's performance fails to satisfy the employer's reasonable expectations, or is otherwise unacceptable.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse