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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Field Worker

Elkhorn Packing Co. LLC

Brawley, CA

$18.65 per hour

INACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18316763833
Email address to Apply:
selina@elkhornpacking.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
60
Job Duties:
Little Gems and Tuscan Heads is harvested in the field. Cut, bag, pack, and load fresh lettuce in the field. Cutting is done by kneeling on beds next to a machine or without a machine. 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 or tote. The process is repeated. Worker is responsible for cleaning of equipment and maintenance of yard. Field worker to harvest romaine & romaine hearts. Cut, core, bag, pack, and load fresh lettuce in the field. Cutting is done on harvesting machine by using hands and cutting/coring 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 bulk bin. The process is repeated. Worker is responsible for cleaning of equipment and maintenance of yard. Machine set up includes: Check machine for water and diesel; Put sticker on bags; Supply cartons for the day and put on the machine; Open or close machine; Put machine where crew will start; Move trailer. Move Machine. Drive Tractor. Crew Leaders Under the direction of the First-Line Supervisor: Harvesting crew leader will arrive to work site with the crew or before crew. Will keep accurate records of employee hours worked, ranch and lot. Receives from supervisor daily harvesting needs. Assign duties such as harvesting of crops, products or equipment maintenance. Report all issues or concerns to the supervisor. Occasionally, will work with crew doing regular harvesting job. Provide the necessary materials to personnel. Conduct Pre-Inspection reports when necessary and when requested. Reports any observed mechanical problems of machine or equipment to supervisor. Prepare necessary amount of materials needed for the day, i.e. cartons/supplies. When working or moving machines always be observant of safety hazards, obstacles and surroundings.
Job Classification:
45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
1
Special Requirements:
Minimum Job Qualifications: 1 month of experience in harvest of any of the commodities listed. Specific requirements include lifting up to 50 pounds frequently and able to use hand tools, including cutting knives. Must be able to work under conditions where skin and clothing become heavily soiled with mud, water, grease, etc. Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions, including rain, cold, high winds, etc. Work involves frequent bending and working in bent or stooped positions. Must be able to walk and stand up extensively. No smoking, alcohol, firearms in the field or residential housing. Work is performed in open fields and may involve exposure to mud, dust, wind, heat, cold, and other natural elements. Temperatures can range from 30 degrees Fahrenheit to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the period of employment. Workers should come prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear for the environmental and working conditions described.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
5:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Elkhorn Packing Co. LLC
Location:
Salinas, CA 93901
Telephone Number:
+18316763833

Worksite

Address:
NEW SPRUCE 7: 33°00'11.1"N 115°34'29.7"W, Brawley, CA 92227

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23271-393151
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
10/25/2023

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