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Farm Worker

Golden West Farms

Roggen, CO

$16.63 per hour


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Job Description

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Crops/Commodities: Organic produce, including, but not limited to, asparagus, squash, cucumbers, beets, okra, eggplant, tomatoes, beans, peppers, pumpkins, strawberries, and raspberries. Plants, cultivates, harvests and packs (in field and packing shed) vegetables and fruit. Works on planter, plants roots, seeds, bulbs and transplants seedlings. Workers may spread or remove plastic or other ground covering and drip tape from fields. Weeds, thins, plants. Transplants plants, riding on transplanter or by hand. May set poles and wires for vine plants. Workers must also stake, tie, trellis and/or prune plants. Picks, cuts, lifts, or pulls crops to harvest them. May tie vegetables in bunches or top them. Considerable stooping and kneeling is required. Care must be taken to prevent damaging produce and plants. May assist with irrigation; apply agricultural chemicals: herbicides and insecticides and apply fertilizer. May assist with general farm building maintenance. Workers must have an understanding of farm/nursery quality control standards and a working knowledge of farm/nursery production procedures. Workers must be able to harvest crops according to predetermined, customer specific standards. Must select and harvest crops which are suitable for various clients. General Information: Workers are expected to perform duties including boxing, weighing and loading of product. Workers will assist in loading trucks with product weighing up to and including 60 pounds and lifting to a height of 5 feet for long periods of time. Workers should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Work requires repetitive movements and extensive walking. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals, etc. may affect workers' ability to perform the job. Workers are exposed to wet weather early in the morning through the heat of the day, working in fields. Temperatures may range from 10 to 100 F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. In addition, workers may be required to perform variable tasks such as the following: irrigation, ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, weeding, organic compost production and other tasks related to general farming. Employer has a highly restrictive policy on tobacco usage. No smoking or tobacco use of any kind will be permitted in the fields and in worker housing. This is necessary to maintain the integrity of the farm's organic production certification as well as to protect against the Tomato-Tobacco Mosaic Virus disease, which is transmitted by hands and tools contaminated with tobacco by-products. Employer reserves the right to discharge any employee found smoking or found in possession of smoking materials including cigarettes, cigars, snuff, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco or smoking paraphernalia in prohibited areas. Smoking is permitted only during breaks and lunch in designated areas. Workers must wash hands before returning to work. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required after a worker has an accident at work. Workers with a clean driving record (no major moving violations such as but not limited to Driving While Intoxicated or Reckless Driving) and able to obtain an insurable driver's license may drive company vehicles. Workers with appropriate licenses may transport other workers to-and-from Kiowa Valley Organics provided housing directly to worksites each day and transporting workers around Kiowa Valley Organics farm during the workday and possibly carrying equipment/supplies and this may involve the worker(s) operating the vehicles across public roads in order to reach the other farm properties to perform their work. Workers are driving multi-purpose vehicles that have a capacity of less than 13 tons, require a standard driver’s license to operate,
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.

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This job requires a minimum of three months of agricultural field work employment experience, handling manual tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. No smoking or tobacco use of any kind will be permitted in the fields and in worker housing. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required after a worker has an accident at work.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Golden West Farms
Company Name:
Kiowa Valley Organics, Inc.
Roggen, CO 80652
Telephone Number:


4680 CR 87, Roggen, CO 80652

Job Order Details

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