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Farmworker: Diversified 45-2092.00

Boyd Farm

Rock Hill, SC

$14.68 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
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Cantaloupes, and Watermelons: Workers will be expected to punch and make holes to prepare the black plastic for planting plugs. Workers must be careful not to damage the tender young plugs. Workers will be expected to perform routine maintenance activities including pulling weeds and cleaning drip irrigation equipment. At harvest, workers will be expected to select the melons based on the standard disclosed to the worker by the supervisor. Workers will walk along rows and cut melons according to size, color, shape, and degree of maturity using a knife. May carry to trailer or windrow for loading at a later time. Also, the workers will be expected to grade, sort, and place in shipping containers. After harvest is completed, workers will be required to remove mature melon vines from the plastic as well as preparing the plastic for the next planting cycle, if applicable. May also be required to remove old or damaged plastic and irrigation drip tape along with any other trash, rocks, or debris from the planting areas. Workers will assist in preparation of field areas prior to installation of new plastic and drip tape. Tomatoes, Okra, Squash. Sweet Corn, Workers will plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables. Workers will be required to remove weeds by hand or with a hoe. Workers will bend and stoop to pick vegetables according to size, color, shape and degree of maturity and place into field containers. Workers may carry full container weighing approximately fifty (50) lbs. and empty into field bin or load onto trailer. May be required to pull and discard culls as directed by supervisor. Pickers will take care not to bruise or scar produce. Pre-harvest activities may include staking, tying, transplanting, and pruning. Workers will stand on feet for long periods of time. Workers are required to work in fields when plants are wet with dew or rain. Temperatures in fields during working hours can range from forty (40) to over one hundred (100) degrees. Packing Operation Grading Working carefully remove any leaves from peaches and defective fruit as defined by grading supervisor as peaches move across grading tables. Fruit must be handled carefully to avoid bruises or fingernail cuts. Fillers Workers box the graded fruit in appropriate containers by attending automatic filler or by hand as necessary according to packaging instructions disclosed by the supervisor. Special Packaging Workers may be required to custom fill trays and marketing gift packs according to supervisor’s instructions. Levelers Boxed fruit is carefully hand-leveled by worker to assure an even level of fruit in each container. Excess fruit is removed from overfilled boxes and placed carefully in separate containers as directed by supervisor. Top/Box Makers Bottom and lid machines are fed flat corrugated product by worker to produce a glued bottom and lid. Workers feed finished bottoms into a chute for fillers and apply lids to filled boxes after boxes are leveled. Stackers Workers pick up filled boxes weighing up to 50 lbs. from conveyor and stack carefully by prescribed pattern and height onto pallets by size and lot stamped on box as directed by loading supervisor. Support jobs include bin and pallet repair and after-hours cleanup. Sanitation Requirements: For food and general personal safety purposes, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly critical when hand harvesting crops for human consumption. Employees are required to cleanse their hands by washing them thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom and before entering the fields for harvest activities or the packing facility for packing operations.
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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All applicants must have at least 3 months experience hand harvesting fruit. Applicants must be able to furnish affirmative job references from recent employers. Must be physically able to meet and perform all job specifications stated in job order. Must be able to work in the hot humid weather for extended periods of time. Workers are subject to random drug testing post hire at no cost to the employee. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Boyd Farm
Company Name:
Steven Boyd
Rock Hill, SC 29730
Telephone Number:


4600 Williamson Rd, Rock Hill , SC 29730

Job Order Details

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