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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Field Workers

Foothill Packing, Inc. SA-12

Lexington, SC

$14.68 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18317841453
Extension
130
Email address to Apply:
lsaldana@foothillpacking.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
22
Job Duties:
Field workers (Broccoli, Head Lettuce, Romaine Hearts, Mixed Leaf lettuce, Agricultural Equipment Operators, Weeding and Thinning). Specific to Broccoli: Broccoli employees cut, pack, bunch, and load fresh broccoli in the field. Cutting is done by walking in uneven furrows behind a harvesting platform machine or belt. Under the direction of the field Supervisors, employees determine size and quality of the product to be harvested. Then, using a harvesting hand knife and bending at the waist, the employee grasps the produce, cuts the head from the roots and trims the outer leaves from the head to prepare it to be placed into a tote, bin or carton. Cutter places the product on a table or conveyor for the packer/sorter to either or combination of; sort, bunch or cut in to florets and place into a tote, bin or carton. Packers will secure empty containers from designated racks and fill the totes and cartons to specification. Product from conveyer will be packed in to bins. Once totes or cartons are filled they are pushed on to conveyor belt for loaders to close/cover and stack on the pallet. Product on conveyor falls in to bins. The totes, bins and cartons for the product are constructed by unfolding and bending the material as designed to form a box. Totes, bins and cartons are labeled and marked as required. The process is repeated. The totes and cartons are lifted then stacked onto pallets on the deck of the harvester or trailer. Totes or cartons with product can weigh up to 50 lbs. Empty bins Pallets can weigh up to 95 lbs and are lifted by a machine. Between two workers the empty pallets are carried, and bins are assembled. Specific to Head Lettuce: Heavy field work to harvest head lettuce. Employees cut, bag, pack, and heart lettuce in the field. Cutting is done by walking in uneven furrows behind a harvesting platform machine or belt. Under the direction of the field Supervisors, employees determine size and quality of the product to be harvested. Then, using a harvesting hand knife and bending at the waist, the employee grasps the produce, cuts the head from the roots, and trims the outer leaves from the head to prepare it to be placed into a carton or tote. Cutter places the product on a table for the packer to either or combination of, tie, spot wash, sort, wrap, seal and place into a carton or tote. Packers will secure empty containers from designated racks, insert lining material as necessary and fill the carton or totes to specification. Once totes, cartons or bins are filled they are pushed on to conveyor belt for loaders to close/cover and stack on the pallet. The cartons or totes for the product are constructed by unfolding and bending the material as designed to form a box. Carton is labeled and marked as required. The process is repeated. The cartons, totes or bins are lifted then stacked onto pallets on the deck of the harvester or trailer. Cartons or totes with product can weigh up to 50 lbs. Empty bins Pallets can weigh up to 95 lbs. Between two workers the empty pallets are carried, and bins are assembled.
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:
Must have 1-month work experience with the produce as defined in this application including harvest work. Specific requirements include lifting to 50 pounds frequently and able to use hand tools including cutting knives. Must be able to work under conditions where skin and clothing become heavily soiled with mud, water, grease, etc. Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions, including rain, cold, high winds, etc. Work involves bending and working in bent or stooped positions. Must be able to walk on uneven ground and stand up extensively. No smoking, alcohol, firearms in field or housing.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
3:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Foothill Packing, Inc. SA-12
Location:
Salinas, CA 93905
Telephone Number:
+18317841453

Worksite

Address:
(Fixed-site grower: Ocean Mist Farms) Calks Ferry Road and Burma Road, Lexington, SC 29072

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24036-695213
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
2/27/2024

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