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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

Ruiz Harvesting, Inc.

Punta Gorda, FL

$14.77 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18636342320
Email address to Apply:
griselda1988@yahoo.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
64
Job Duties:
To harvest watermelon by hand, the worker will walk down the watermelon field rows where the watermelon will be harvested. The worker will first cut the vine off the watermelon with a small knife and turn the watermelon over. The worker will bend over harvesting the ripe watermelon which can vary in weight from 20 lbs to 60 lbs from the ground and tossing the watermelon to the worker next to him and this worker will toss the watermelon to the next worker and so on, until the watermelon is then tossed to the person inside the bus who will place the watermelon on the floor. Packing: When the bus is full, it will be taken to the packing house where the workers will unload the watermelon and put it in a conveyer belt that will transport the watermelon into the packing house where it will be separated by size, labeled and packed. (Note: The packing house is located inside the Farm and more than 50% of the product processed is produced by the Fixed Site Employer.) General Maintenance: Workers on physical work restrictions or when harvesting work is not available may be required to perform miscellaneous clean-up work on work site property, on structures utilized in the work site operation, and on housing for harvesting workers. Such clean-up activities include the sprouting, pruning, and painting of trees; debris, weed, and vine removal; irrigation repair; housing and structure cleaning and repair. The worker in order to perform this kind of work must be able to work outside for at least 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance to repeat the picking process rapidly, the employer will provide the tools necessary to perform the described job duties without charge to the worker. The employer will charge the worker for reasonable costs related to the worker’s refusal or negligent failure to return the tools or due to such worker’s willful damage or destruction of the tools.
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:
This type of work, involves working conditions that require tremendous stamina, a high level of physical activity in cold or extremely hot conditions in direct sunlight and in adverse weather such as rain. The work requires a high level of physical conditioning.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Ruiz Harvesting, Inc.
Location:
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Telephone Number:
+18636342320

Worksite

Address:
50654 Bermont Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24025-667416
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
per bus for Cutting- see Addendum A
Date Posted:
2/7/2024

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