- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Workers will perform assign duties as instructed by their supervisor.
Runner Cutting/Trimming: Worker will walk down row as instructed and cut/trim runners, leaves, and blooms as directed from each strawberry plant as necessary. Freeze Protection Activities: May assist regardless of time of day, in keeping overhead irrigation rain birds free of ice during freezing weather. Assist in Plastic Laying: Workers will hold plastic at end of row as machine moves down row unrolling plastic. Workers will even up ends of row with a shovel to make them straight, also will clean out ditches at end of row. Unload plastic and drip-tape from truck and load plastic and drip- tape on field machine as needed. May be instructed to remove or reinstall rain bird. Drip-tape Hook Up: Workers will be required to cut drip-tape at end of bed as instructed and hook up drip-tape to main water line. Plastic and Drip-tape Removal: Unhook drip-tape from main water line, walk down row while pulling plastic down the bed until it is completely removed. Take removed plastic to proper disposal or burning station, as instructed. Hoop Covering: As Instructed, assist in setting up protective covering structure, placing metal hoops onto stakes and assist in unloading, unrolling, and placing plastic on poles to cover crop. Also, secure plastic cover with rope. Will assist with seasonal maintenance of hoop structure, and if necessary removal of hoops at end of crop cycle. Fabric Laying: As instructed, worker will move down drainage ditches between rows and assist in laying fabric material in ditch.
Strawberry Planting: While carrying a bag of strawberry plants, worker will walk down row, while bending, and place one or two plants into each hole in the plastic as instructed and firm dirt around plant.
Strawberry Harvest: Workers will move down assigned rows picking all ripe berries, grading berries while harvesting, taking care to sort and pack containers by size, shape, color, quality and quantity as directed. Each worker must pick the plants clean of all ripe fruit, sort and pack all good berries into specified containers, within the box, according to very high quality standards as set forth in the Company Production and Quality Standard. Bad berries will be packed or disposed of as determined by the Supervisor. Each worker shall handle berries carefully to avoid bruising. Bruising will weaken the berry. Each harvesting worker is expected to move with the crew from row to row to maintain the efficiency level. Upon completion of each box picked, the worker will place their assigned numeric sticker on the box, take his/her packed box to the crate shed to be viewed for grade, receive credit on his/her assigned numeric sticker, and receive a new box with containers. Any containers that are over or under packed, or consist of poor quality fruit, will be returned to the worker for repacking. Upon completion of an assigned row, the worker will move to the next vacant row to be picked. Harvester may receive disciplinary notice if quality standards are an issue.
Field Maintenance: workers will tie, stake and prune plants, clean micro jets and remove plastic drip lines, using hands or a hoe workers will remove dead plants and weeds.
The worker in order to perform this kind of work must be able to work outside for at least 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in a possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance, working quickly and skillfully with their hands repeatedly.
The employer will provides the tools necessary (if applicable) to perform the described job duties without charge to the worker. The employer will charge the worker for reasonable costs related to the worker’s refusal or negligent failure to return the tools or due such worker’s willful damage or destruction of the tools.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse