- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Prepare the soil for the preharvest, harvesting, and postharvest work, such as planting and cultivating watermelon, squash, breadfruit, yellow and green zucchini, butternut squash, spaghetti squash, cucumber, eggplant, and plantain. This farm operation mainly cultivates and harvests these products from October to August to avoid hurricane season and to accommodate the market opportunities offered during the winter and spring months, as production in the mainland declines. Most of the workdays are spent outdoors on one's feet, with constant movement as they move from one field to another. Workers must be able to stand, walk uphill and downhill, sit, squat, kneel, crouch, bend (from the waist), push, pull, reach, lift, and carry items weighing in the range of 5 to 75 pounds. Driving and operating passenger vehicles and farm equipment may be required. Workers are required to work 7 hours per day.
The worker may be requested, but not required to work up to 10 hours per day and/or Federal Holidays, as well as Saturdays, depending upon the conditions in the fields, weather, and maturity of the crop. Overtime will be paid, if applicable, under state or federal law. The manager or supervisor will notify workers at the end of the workday if there is any change in the start and time anticipated hours of work for the following day. Regular attendance by all workers during scheduled hours of the workday and /or work period is expected. Unsatisfactory attendance: including reporting late, excessive requests to leave before the end of the workday, doing work outside the scope of the H2A Visa, not abiding by housing, or transport regulations, etc., may be cause for disciplinary action. Workers must call their manager or supervisor at least one day before the start of the workday if they do not expect to be in on time. Further information on the Employer's Attendance Policy is in the Employee Handbook.
See Addendum C for Spanish Language.
Ver Adendum C para Espanol.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse