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Farmworker: Diversified (45-2092.00

Sheppard Farms Inc.

Cedarville, NJ

$17.20 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
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Worker must possess the physical strength and endurance (ability to continue or last) to repeat the harvest process though out the workday, working quickly and skillfully to perform activities assigned during that activity. Workers may not leave trash, or other discarded items in work areas or vehicles but must dispose of such items in provided receptacles. Workers must wash hands with soap and water after all bathroom and meal breaks. Allergies to varieties of ragweed, goldenrod, insecticides, related agricultural chemicals, etc., may affect worker’s ability to perform the work described herein. Sanitation Requirements: Sanitation Requirements: For food and general personal safety purposes, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly critical when hand harvesting crops for human consumption. Employees are required to cleanse their hands by washing them thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom and before entering fields for harvest activities of the packing facility for packing operations. Employee will need to comply with their GAP or other sanitation requirements. Any worker willfully ignoring sanitation requirements will be terminated. Asparagus, Peppers, Cucumbers, Sweet Corn, Squash, Cole Crops, Eggplant, Tomatoes, Grape Tomatoes, Cabbage and Lettuce: Workers will perform various duties all associated with harvesting and packing crops named in this order. Asparagus: Workers will move along assigned row, stopping, bending and reaching to cut asparagus spears at ground level may operate self-propelled harvesting aid on which workers ride while stopping to cut spears at ground level. Spears which are less than ¼ inch in diameter (measured at butt) are discarded. Spears over ¼ inch in diameter which exceed 12 inches in length will be re-broken at the butt end. Any spearhead which has begun to open will be discarded. Spears meeting harvest specification will be placed in a straight fashion in field buckets and carried to trucks or trailers for dumping. Workers will be required to stay on their assigned row. Workers must use care while using knifes to prevent injury to themselves and other workers. Vegetables: Workers will plant cultivate and harvest vegetables. Workers will bend and stoop to pick vegetables according to size, color, shape and degree of maturity and place into field containers. Workers may carry full container weighing approximately forty (40) lbs. and empty into field bin or load onto trailer. May be required to pull and discard culls as directed by supervisor. Pickers will take care not to bruise or scar produce. Pre-harvest activities may include transplanting, hoeing, hand weeding, stringing, and staking installing and removing drip irrigation and plastic, hand seeding, and general ship care up to and after harvest. Workers will stand on feet for long periods of time. Workers are required to work in fields when plants are wet with dew or rain. Temperatures in fields during working hours can range from forty (40) to over one hundred (100) degrees. Lettuce: Workers will cut mature heads using knife as specified by employer. Products will then be placed into boxes and placed on trailer for transport. Workers may grade products removing bad or damaged leaves and repack for shipment. Workers will be required to stay on their assigned row. Workers must take care not to damage surrounding plants during harvest. H2A employees will NOT drive vehicles, or handle / spray any pesticides. Farm, and Field Sanitation: All workers will be responsible for picking up trash, cleaning bathrooms, sweeping floors and other farm sanitation duties.
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

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Must have three months verifiable experience harvesting Asparagus, Lettuce, Peppers, and Cucumbers. Applicants must be able to furnish affirmative job references from recent employers operating comparable operations establishing acceptable previous experience. Must be physically able to meet and perform all job specifications stated in job order. Workers are subject to random drug testing at no cost to the employee. All drug testing will occur after the worker begins his or her employment and is not a part of the interview process. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Sheppard Farms Inc.
Cedarville, NJ 08311
Telephone Number:


Sayres Neck Rd, Cedarville , NJ 08311

Job Order Details

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