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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Field Workers (citrus and Avocado)

CF FARMING, INC.

Valley Center, CA

$19.75 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+17607423553
Email address to Apply:
cande@serratofarms.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
24
Job Duties:
CF Farming, Inc (also referred to herein as “CF Farming” “Employer” or “Company”) is a fixed-site grower which owns and/or controls its work sites and all agricultural commodities produced at such sites. CF Farming corporate office: 36437-B Carney Road, Valley Center, CA 92082. Telephone number: 760-742-3553. CF Farming is not a Farm Labor Contractor. Job title: Field Workers (Citrus and Avocado) Workers Needed: a. Total: 24 b. H-2A: 20 CF Farming, Inc seeks certification for 20 H-2A workers and 24 total workers. Of the 24 total workers, 4 will be domestic workers who do not require housing. Job Duties - Description of the specific services or labor to be performed: Agricultural products: AVOCADO, VALENCIA ORANGE, GRAPEFRUIT, SWEET LIME, REED AVOCADO, KUMQUATS. Field Workers to perform the following duties: Avocado picking: Harvest Avocados using 28-40 ft. ladders and 9-12 ft. picking poles. Using hand clippers, clip branches and stems of avocado trees and place some avocados in picking bag. Pick up loose avocados off the ground and place in picking bags. Carry bags to bins located on roads. The avocado season is from February through September, depending on the amount of fruit and weather. Citrus picking: Harvest citrus using ladders, hand clippers and a picking bag. The worker will clip or pull citrus, depending on the type of pick and will place inside the picking bag. Carry the bags to the bin located on roads. Sweet lime picking: Harvest sweet lime using ladders, hand clippers and a picking bag. The worker will clip or pull the sweet lime, depending on the type of pick and will place inside the picking bag. Carry the bags to the bin located on roads. Sweet Lime season is from March to August. Grove Maintenance (Pruning/fertilizing/land clearing): Field workers will also do grove maintenance including pruning, fertilizing, land clearing. The pruning will be done with either hand clippers or with an extension pole with a clipper on the end. As pruning will be done in a standing position, the workers will not be using the clippers in a stooped, kneeling, or squatting position. Pruning tasks are intermittent and will not exceed more than 20% of the workers’ scheduled hours. Land clearing will be done with either a long-handled hoe (4 feet or longer) or a 22-inch machete. The workers will be in a standing position. Some land clearing will be done by hand by moving trees that have been knocked down and cut into pieces; this task requires the go from a standing to squatting position throughout the day. This task will be intermittent and will not exceed more than 20% of the workers’ scheduled hours. CF Farming, Inc assures that it will abide by rest period requirements in accordance with 8 Cal. Code Regulations 3456(c)(4). Employer assures it will provide gloves, any tools needed, and training in prevention of work-related injuries, at no cost to workers. Avocado Season is From February to September (depending on the amount of fruit and the weather). Valencia Orange season is from April to October. Grapefruit season is from March to August. Sweet Lime season is from March to August. Reed Avocados season is from May to October. Kumquats Season is from February to June.
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:
No
Special Requirements:
No experience harvesting avocado and citrus is required. Specific requirements include lifting up to 60-90 pounds frequently and being able to use hand tools, including cutting knives. Cannot be color blind due to the need to distinguish colors of crops. Must be able to use hand clippers and work on high ladders on hillsides. Must be able to carry ladders and cannot be afraid of heights. 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. No smoking, alcohol, firearms in the field or residential housing. (See Addendum C)
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
CF FARMING, INC.
Location:
VALLEY CENTER, CA 92082
Telephone Number:
+17607423553

Worksite

Address:
CF Farming, Inc. - Serrato #7 Ranch, 16275 Muutama Road, Valley Center, CA 92082

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24039-705365
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
See Addendum A
Date Posted:
2/29/2024

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