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Farmworker: Diversified (45.2092.00)

Stella Farms Inc

Berlin, NJ

$17.20 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18567673144
Email address to Apply:
stellafarms@gmail.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
34
Job Duties:
Crops: Strawberries, Tomatoes, Lopes, Squash, Eggplant, Greens, Beans, Cabbage, Peppers, Corn 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 must work at a sustained (continuing for an extended period of time without interruption), vigorous pace (quick and steady) and make bona fide efforts (made in earnest intent) to work efficiently (performing or functions in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort) and consistently (same way for a long time) that are reasonable under the climatic and other working conditions, 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. Field work, prepare fields, make beds, lay drip tape. Plant and maintain vegetables which includes staking, tying & pruning. Workers will use hand tools such as (but not limited to) shovels, hoes, clippers and knifes. Workers will load and stack baskets and crates onto trailers. Workers will lay plastic, install irrigation, manually plant and weed. Workers will clean plastic and fields of debris. Preharvest duties for vegetables may include laying plastic, planting, cultivation staking and wedding of plants by hand and / or hoe. Workers will plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables by hand or with a specialty knife. Workers will be required to remove weeds by hand or with a hoe. 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 fifty (50) 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 staking, tying, transplanting and pruning. 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 ninety (90) degrees. Workers will work in groups to harvest crops with agricultural equipment that is moving through the field along with the workers while being careful not to damage harvested product. Package, grade and sort harvested crops into bins, bags, boxes, plastic containers, and crates. Some workers may be chosen to be working team leaders. 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. 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

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
All applicants must have at least 3 months experience hand harvesting a perishable crop. Must be physically able to meet and perform all job specifications stated in job order. Must be able to work in the hot humid weather for extended periods of time. 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
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Stella Farms Inc
Location:
Berlin, NJ 08009
Telephone Number:
+18567673144

Worksite

Address:
459 New Freedom Rd, Berlin, NJ 08009

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24025-668532
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
1/31/2024

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