- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Workers will perform manual labor related to agricultural production of baby leaf lettuces including baby spinach, baby wild arugula, baby red oak, red leaf, red tango, red frisée, baby green oak, leaf, frisée tango, kale, mizuna and tatsoi as well as cover crops.
Under the direction of supervisors or field crew leaders, they will perform different manual tasks that will include among others:
Logistics. Unload and load, pack and unpack, assemble, and disassemble agricultural equipment and supplies arriving from another farm or departing for use at a different farm during the summer months.
Seeding. Assist in the seeding processes, loading, and unloading of bags of seeds, checking seed delivery and amounts of seeds planted and depth of seed placement. After planting walk the fields and verify number of plants emerged.
Irrigation. The worker will unload and load from trucks irrigation materials including pipes, valves, hoses, and other connections. Work crews will later connect the sprinklers to the pipes, manually load them onto wagons to take them to the fields, connect the pipes to valves and hoses in the process of assembling the whole irrigation system. Other irrigation tasks include installing and maintaining irrigation pumps, opening and closing valves. moving pipes within the fields and from field to field. All workers then verify correct functioning of sprinklers and fix leaks as well as other irrigation related work.
Trenching. With hand tools including shovels, remove dirt from ditches as needed for pipe installation and field drainage.
Weeding. The workers will walk the length of the planted beds removing weeds and damaged plants by hand. This is very labor-intensive process. The worker must distinguish between the different types of baby lettuces and the weeds, as well as identify the damaged plants or plants with diseases. Work crews perform this task several times in the same fields.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse