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Field Workers: Onion Clipping / Harvest

Fresh Harvest, Inc.

Holtville, CA

$19.75 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Job Duties:
H-2A and corresponding domestic workers must be available to perform each of the following job activities in connection with the harvesting and farming operations: Field Workers: Onion Clipping / Harvest, Forklift Driver, Tractor Driver, General Farm Labor / General Ranch Maintenance to perform the following duties: Onion clipping / harvest: This job requires the employee to bend at the waist and clip / harvest onions in an open field with company provided shears. Clipping / harvesting onions is a process by which the onion roots and tops are cut with shears and are placed in a bucket then dumped into a bin for processing. Employee must handle onions with caution to avoid damage (i.e., bruising and rotting). Employee will need to ensure minimal amount of dirt, roots, and trash are not placed in the bucket. Employee must be able to bend to pull onion with hands; separate, pull, grasp, cut, clip, and lift buckets to the bin, and safely walk on uneven ground in different parts of the field to perform the work. Employee will prepare freshly harvested crops for shipment. Each worker must carry onion buckets that weigh up to 25 lbs each into the bin throughout the day. Production average is 16 buckets per man per hour. Forklift Driver Specifications: The Forklift driver is responsible for inspecting the forklift. Forklift drivers use knobs and levers to operate the forklift. Duties include the transferring and stacking of bins full of product onto the trailer. The employee works in an area that consists of 300 ft. in radius. Cycle is repeated. Tractor Driver Specifications: The tractor driver is responsible for inspecting the tractor. Duties include getting in and out of the fields. The tractor driver takes empty bins, goes into the lot and sets them throughout the lot for workers to fill with product. The tractor driver gets in and out of the field as bins are set. Once workers fill up the bin, the tractor driver gets into the lot to take out the bins full of product. The tractor driver takes them out of the field and once out the field, a forklift transfers the product into the trailer. Cycle is repeated. General Ranch Maintenance / General Farm Labor includes, but is not limited to, on the farm road maintenance and dust control to farm roadways by means of farm equipment.
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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Special Requirements:
1-month experience harvesting crops to avoid crop damage and personal injury. Written verification of experience is required. Workers must stand, sit, crouch, bend, reach, lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds in the course of performing required activities. Workers must be able to listen, understand, and follow instructions of company supervisors and managers. The company's Employment Arbitration Agreement is set forth in this Clearance Order outlining the procedures to follow in raising concerns to seek their prompt resolution with an option to arbitrate unresolved matters.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Fresh Harvest, Inc.
Heber, CA 92249
Telephone Number:


Horizon Farms, LLC: Mesa 3-19 - Hwy 98 & Bonesteel Rd, Holtville, CA 92250

Job Order Details

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Bonus: A discretionary bonus may apply. Overtime and Benefits: The employer will abide by the required Federal or applicable State laws when paying overtime and benefits to employees performing the listed activities herein.
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