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- Heavy field work for harvest Organic celery: Employees cut, bag, pack, and load fresh Organic celery and Organic Celery Heart in the field. Cutting is done by walking in uneven furrows behind a harvesting platform machine or belt. Under the direction of the field Supervisors, employees determine size and quality of the product to be harvested. Then, using a harvesting hand knife and bending at the waist, the employee grasps the produce, cuts the stalk from the roots, and trims the outer stalks from the stalk to prepare it to be placed into a carton or tote. Cutter places the product on a table for the packer to either or combination of, tie, spot wash, sort, wrap, seal and place into a carton or tote. Packers will secure empty containers from designated racks, insert lining material as necessary and fill the carton or totes to specification. Once totes, cartons or bins are filled they are pushed on to conveyor belt for loaders to close/cover and stack on the pallet. The cartons or totes for the product are constructed by unfolding and bending the material as designed to form a box. Carton is labeled and marked as required. The process is repeated. The cartons, totes or bins are lifted then stacked onto pallets on the deck of the harvester or trailer. Cartons or totes with product can weigh up to 50 lbs. Empty bins Pallets can weigh up to 95 lbs. Between two workers the empty pallets are carried, and bins are assembled.
Specific to Organic celery sticks, under the direction of the field Supervisors, employees determine size and quality of the product to be harvested. Then, using a harvesting knife and bending at the waist, the employee grasps the produce, cuts the head from the roots and places on conveyor which carries the product thru an automated trimming. Product is trimmed by machine or hand. Process is repeated. Under the direction of the field Supervisors, the employee then inspects, discards defective material, sorts trimmed stalks, and places stalks in proper direction to be placed into a bag, carton or tote. Process is repeated.
Agricultural Equipment Operators are responsible for set up, maintaining, inspecting equipment prior to start of day. Workers will assist in preparing harvest machines for immediate field operation, or movement to a new location. Workers will operate tractors, tractor drawn machinery and harvest machines to harvest crops. Will operate tractors and harvesters through the furrows, towing loaded trailers on and off the field harvested area. They are also responsible for the following day, such as the setup of the tractors and harvesters, cartons for the harvested crops, fuel for the tractor, and general service of the equipment being used at the field. Workers are required to have basic knowledge of driving tractors and harvesters, must pass tractor/machine safety training, and demonstrate ability to operate tractors and harvesters in a safe manner. Workers may occasionally and/or sporadically perform duties associated with and directly related to the primary duties. Such work will be temporary and unsubstantial agricultural labor.
Workers may occasionally and/or sporadically perform duties associated with and directly related to the primary duties such as cleaning up field before during and after harvest, picking up trash, discarding cartons and assisting as safety monitor when equipment is turning in the field to begin a new pass.
In the event that an employee is injured while on the job, the Company will provide a temporary work assignment that will be as closely related to the job duties described herein, while the employee recovers from a work-related illness which meets with physician’s clearance to return to work under specific limitations. The work assignment will not be a permanent position, it will be temporary to accommodate the injured worker under doctor’s restrictions and time period that may differ from the heavy field work described within.
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- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse