- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Perform manual labor to plant, cultivate, harvest, grade and pack peppers, potatoes, cabbage, asparagus, strawberries and cilantro. Operate agricultural equipment and trucks/farm vehicles. Stake and tie peppers. Hand harvest pepper, place into basket, take basket to trailer and dump pepper into bin. During harvest, workers are to keep up with trailer that is constantly being pulled down the rows. Operate tractor to pull trailer in field during harvest. Use hand tools including hoe, shovel, scissors, weed wacker and leaf blower. Workers will apply fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides; pull weeds; remove drip tape, stakes and string; lay and pull plastic; load and unload materials and products; and assemble, stack and restack boxes and crates. Grade, count to 100 to sort crops in boxes, and classify crops by size, weight, color, or condition. Remove defective crops as defined by grading standards as crops move across grading tables. Discard inferior or defective product and/or foreign matter. When grading, worker will push product into appropriate chute for packaging. Workers may transport products from fields to packing house. Perform farm, field and shed sanitation duties. Repair and maintain farm buildings. Clean and maintain equipment, materials and work areas. Assist in Good Agricultural Practices policies. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason.
Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a worker's Sabbath or federal holidays. Workers will have an unpaid lunch break. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start time.
TERMINATION. All workers will be subject to a two day introductory period, during which the employer will evaluate workers' performance of required tasks. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker at the conclusion of the introductory period if the worker's performance fails to satisfy the employer's reasonable expectations, or is otherwise unacceptable. During the introductory period, employer assesses whether the worker's performance was consistent with the employer's reasonable expectations, and evaluates, among other reasonable criteria, whether the worker: (1) has adequately complied with the Work Rules and any other policies or procedures; (2) has complied with all health and safety guidelines, including the use of tools or equipment in accordance with best practices to protect the employer's property, crops, and in a manner that avoids injury or damage; (3) has treated company property (tools, equipment, crops, fixtures, etc.), with care and respect, avoiding damage or improper cleanliness or maintenance standards; (4) has timely and consistently followed instructions duly communicated by supervisors, crew leaders, and management personnel; (5) has maintained appropriate quality standards in the performance of work (i.e.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse