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Vineyard Worker and Calvan Driver

Coastal Farm Labor Services, Inc.

Kelseyville, CA

$19.75 per hour


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Job Description

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Job Duties:
Vineyard Worker to perform the following duties: Fruit thinning, leafing, suckering, hoeing, leafing pruning, installing wire mesh & trellis, harvesting, tractor driving, clean-up, spraying and other related viticulture operations. Thinning can mean the removal of either leaves, shoots, or grape clusters from the vine. The purpose is to aid in ripening. These operations occur between 3 and 4 feet above the ground and are either accomplished by hand (leaf removal) or with the use of hand held shears designed for the purpose. Hoeing is the removal of undesirable (competition for water and nutrients) weeds around the base of the vines. It is accomplished with the use of long handled (approximately 5’) shovels. No kneeling or squatting is required. In most cases this is required once per season. Organic vineyards may require the operation twice. The job duties of fruit thinning and hoeing will be executed with long-handled hand tools. Occasional or intermittent hand weeding or hand thinning in a stooped, squatting, or kneeling position is incidental to the non-hand weeding and thinning operation and constitutes 20 percent or less of the workers` weekly labor time. Employer will abide by California Code Regulations at Title 8, Section 3456. WINE GRAPE HARVEST WORKER: Wine Grape Harvest Workers use a knife to cut grape bunches off of grape vines and into a tub (also called a lug). The tub/lug is then dumped into a bin (also called a gondola). May drive a tractor directly in connection with picking grapes. Tractor driving, weed control and property maintenance, leaf picking, crop thinning, tally sheet recording, and picking with a machine harvester. Will work in shop on site as needed. GENERAL VINEYARD WORKER (NON-HARVEST): Assisting in the production, planting, and maintenance of vineyards, which involves preparing the soil, erecting trellis and irrigation equipment, pruning and training vines, and controlling pests/diseases with regular spraying. Will work in shop on site as needed. CAL VAN/VAN DRIVER SPECIFICATIONS: Employee may drive Cal Van (not busses) over the road. 2. Employee picks up workers from different housing sites/pick up points and takes them to an assigned work site and at the end of the workday takes them back to the housing site/pick up point. Employee will also work in the assigned crew 3. In order to drive a Cal Van, Employees must possess valid drivers’ license (state issued) and must be able to pass Class B Physical exam and register as an FLCE driver. 4. Employer will provide 1 CalVan vehicle. All employees in this position (H-2A as well as corresponding domestic workers), will be given the opportunity to obtain a driver’s license (DL) and register as an FLCE driver on a voluntary basis. The DL and FLCE Certificate are not a pre-hire job requirement. No job applicant will be denied an employment opportunity due to a lack of a DL or FLCE Certificate at the time of application and/or hiring. Further, no worker (H-2A or corresponding domestic worker) will be terminated for failure to obtain a DL or FLCE Certificate. The employer will cover costs associated with the workers obtaining a FLCE certificate and the type of driver’s license if required.
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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Minimum Job Qualifications: 1 month of wine grape harvest experience. Workers must be able to lift 65 lbs. frequently. No smoking or illegal weapons or controlled substances in the vineyards or in the houses. Cannot be color blind due to the need to distinguish colors of crops. Able to stoop, bend, and work in cold and wet conditions. Able to use tools such as pruning shears, grape knives, hand saws, weed eaters, hedgers, shovels. Workers may use chains saws. Safety use and training provided by employer. Workers must abide by Employer housing rules. Ability to understand and communicate in English or Spanish is required for training and safety purposes. (i.e., Workers must listen to, understand, and follow instructions of Employer supervisors and managers.)
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Coastal Farm Labor Services, Inc.
Oxnard, CA 93036
Telephone Number:


BECKSTOFFER VINEYARDS- RED HILL: 8059 S. Highway 29, Kelseyville, CA 95451

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
$116.28 per ton crew
Date Posted: