IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING WAGES FOR TEMPORARY AGRICULTURAL JOBS
The Department of Labor recently announced new minimum wage rates, called Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs), that employers must offer and pay, at the time work is performed, to nonimmigrant H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment beginning on the effective date of the new wage rates. To see the new hourly AEWRs for non-range occupations (effective January 1, 2023) and the national monthly AEWR for herding or production of livestock work on the range (effective January 1, 2023), please visit: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/foreign-labor/wages/adverse-effect-wage-rates
CalVan Driver: CalVan drivers perform MSPA and related paperwork (i.e., logging) as required by law which they are compensated for. The CalVan driving job duty is not a different job and the drivers perform farm job duties when not driving. Drivers pick up workers from the housing sites/pick up points and drop them off at the worksite. At the end of the workday, the CalVan driver takes the workers back to the housing sites/pick up points. Drivers are also responsible, during the workday, for filling the vehicle with gasoline and keeping it clean. The employer assures that drivers are paid for actual driving time. Workers selected to be a driver (if any) must possess the appropriate drivers license, meet all driver requirements, and be approved by CalVans prior to being assigned to this position. Employer will cover all costs associated with obtaining the drivers license and FLCE.
Irrigation: This job requires a worker to install, operate and retrieve all components of the ranch irrigation system. A sprinkler and drip system is used.
Weeding: This job requires a worker to remove weeds along farm roads, ditches, and growing areas. A long-handled hoe will be provided.
Tractor Driver: Operate a tractor as part of irrigation duties, bed preparation and tillage of the soil. Tractor training will be provided and paid for by the employer.
Row boss: Worker is responsible for vegetable row quality and row cleanliness. The row boss ensures that the workers are doing their exercises, washing their hands and carrying out their work. Worker fills out documentation for Food Safety, Production and Quality Control. Over the course of the day worker does quality control reviews and constantly checks that the workers are using the equipment properly.
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.
53-3053.00 - Shuttle Drivers and Chauffeurs
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.
Months of Experience Required:
Requirements: 1 month of vegetable row crop experience. Cannot be color blind due to the need to distinguish colors of crops for proper ripeness and maturity, able to use shears, clippers and other agricultural tools, no smoking, illegal drugs, alcohol, or weapons of any sort in the housing or work fields. Ability to communicate in English or Spanish is required for training and safety purposes. Work is performed outdoors in open fields and can involve exposure to sun, wind, mud, dust, heat, cold and other elements of the normal field environment. Temperatures can range from 20 degrees F to over 100 degrees F during the period of employment. Workers should come prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear for the work and working conditions described.