- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Work under this contract will consist of thinning, weeding (using a long-handled hoe) and hoeing fields and harvesting romaine lettuce and iceberg lettuce.
Work may be done on the ground and/or with the use of a harvesting machine where workers may pack the cartons while walking behind or mounted on the machine. Some workers may carry and assemble empty boxes.
Packing line workers: sort produce from conveyor belt for proper sorting while in the fields (but not pack in retail boxes).
Machine/equipment operator: able to operate machinery including tractors as directed and trained by supervisory personnel.
Forklift operator: single/double, individuals should be able to operate a forklift to load pallets of packed product into refrigerated trucks as directed and trained by supervisory personnel.
Thinning: Workers walk in uneven furrows. Under the direction of the field supervisor, field workers look for the specified gap between seeds, and using a long-handled hoe thins out any excess crop/seeds and/or weed on the seed line and leave the desired product and gap on the field.
The worker cleans the lot for any unwanted weed on the beds and seed lines and takes it out of the field as instructed by the field supervisor.
Celery: Field worker to harvest celery, organic and conventional. Cut bunch, pack and load fresh celery in the field on the farm. Cutting is done on a harvesting machine by using hands and a cutting knife.
Iceberg Lettuce: Fieldworker to harvest iceberg lettuce. Cut, core, bag/wrap, pack and load fresh lettuce in the field. Cutting is done on a harvesting machine by using hands and a cutting knife. Using a harvesting hand knife and bending at the waist, the employee cuts the head from the roots and trims the outer leaves from the head to prepare it to be packed into a carton, tote, or bin. The process is repeated.
Romaine Lettuce: Fieldworker to harvest romaine conventional romaine hearts. Cut, bag, pack, and load fresh lettuce in the field. Cutting is done on a harvesting machine by using hands and a cutting knife. Using a harvesting hand knife and bending at the waist, the employee cuts the head from the roots and trims the outer leaves from the head to prepare it to be packed into a carton, tote, or bin. The process is repeated.
Irrigating crops, setting and removing sprinklers, running wheel lines, driving equipment, operating pivots, flood irrigating, moving portable sprinklers, and installing drip tape.
Lettuce packer ( Employee will select the correct head of lettuce to place in box in field.)
Harvest Machine operator ( Employee must follow all safety rules at all times and must be able to listen to directions from foreman at all times)
In order to perform this kind of work, workers must be able to work outside for at least 7 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance to conduct harvest activities, working rapidly and skillfully with hands. Must be able to bend and stoop throughout the day. The worker will be provided with all the necessary equipment to perform these harvest-related tasks. Workers must be able to listen, understand, and follow the instructions of company supervisors and managers. Workers must be willing to perform all duties according to the employer's rules and regulations during the contract period.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse