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Field Workers (wine Grapes)

Mendoza Bros. Harvesting

Oakville, CA

$19.75 per hour


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Job Description

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Field Worker (Wine Grapes): Duties vary depending on the growing season: Work in grape vineyards during growing season (approximately mid-April 2024 through May 2024) will include weed removal and vine suckering and other vineyard activities. Workers will occasionally (less than 20 percent of time) perform vineyard weeding using shovels over 4 ft in length. The employer will provide training, gloves, and knee pads in prevention of work-related injuries at no cost to workers if required. The employer will also abide by rest period requirements in accordance with 8 Cal. Code Regulations 3456(c)(4) if required. Work in grape vineyards during growing season (approximately June 2024 through July 2024) will include leaf removal and other vineyard activities. Work in grape vineyards on non-harvest activities (approximately August 2024 through mid-September 2024) will include early season crop removal, move wires, picking, root picking, irrigation, field maintenance, canopy management, shoveling, stake removal and replacement and other vineyard activities. Work in grape vineyards during harvest season (approximately mid-September 2024 through the end of November 2024) will include picking wine grapes, sorting grapes in vineyards, and activities directly related to wine grape picking. Non-harvest related activities continue during harvest time of the year but are not directly related to wine grape picking and include fence repair, trellis repair, post removal and replacement, drainage, field gutters, plant new vineyard including digging, raking, clean up and post pounding. Harvest activities include using sharp picking knives, standing, and kneeling on ground to pick fruit. Tractor Driver: Tractor drivers will drive and control tractors in fields. Tractors have a capacity of under 26,001 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW). Commercial drivers' license not required to drive tractors.
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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3 months of experience working with wine grapes is required. Specific requirements include lifting up to 50 pounds frequently and being 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 frequent bending and working in bent or stooped positions. Must be able to walk and stand up extensively. No smoking, alcohol, firearms in the field or residential housing. Work is performed outdoors in vineyards and can involve exposure to sun, wind, mud, dust, heat, cold, wet, humid, warm, dry, and other elements of the normal field environment. Temperatures can range from 20 degrees F to over 100 degrees F during the period of employment. Workers should come prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear for the work and working conditions described.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Mendoza Bros. Harvesting
Santa Maria, CA 93456
Telephone Number:


New Pina Vineyard: Nemerever: 711 Oakville Cross Road, Oakville, CA 94562

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