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Fruit and Vegetable Harvesting, Packing, and Field Work



$15.81 per hour


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The worker will perform job duties as assigned by the supervisor. They will vary from time to time depending on crop ripening and weather. The watermelon harvesting, packing, and field work is temporary and will last from June to November. Watermelon, Cantaloupe, and Pumpkin Hand Harvesting-In order to perform this kind of work, the worker must be able to walk down the field row and use a knife to hand-cut ripe Watermelon, Cantaloupe, and Pumpkin off the vine for harvesting. The Watermelon, Cantaloupe, and Pumpkin are then loaded in a bus by forming part of an assembly line, in which the first worker bends down picks up the watermelonWatermelon, Cantaloupe, and Pumpkin and it is passed on to consecutive workers by passing, catching, lifting, until it reaches the worker on the bus, who then sets it down and stacks them until the bus is considered full. Watermelon, Cantaloupe, and Pumpkin Packing- The Watermelon, Cantaloupe, and Pumpkin Cantaloupe, is transported by bus to the packing shed. Upon its arrival, it is unloaded by a group of workers and placed on a conveyer belt. The group of workers on the conveyer belt are responsible for sorting, labeling, and packing the Watermelon, and Pumpkin in cardboard containers. While the workers are waiting on the next load to arrive, they will be responsible for assembling card board containers. Cucumber Hand Harvesting and Packing- In order to perform this kind of work, the worker must be able to walk down the field row carrying a harvesting bucket or box bend down and look for the ripe cucumbers, gently twist them off the vine and place them in the harvesting bucket or box. Some cucumber may be put in plastic bags or cartons before it is packed in the box. The worker then takes the full bucket or box of cucumbers over to the loading truck and hands it to the truck loader to dump them into large plastic bins or to leave the full boxes on the truck. An empty bucket or box is given back to the worker and the process is started again. Field Work- During the contract, the worker will replant new plants were plants have died, weed beds, and perform other miscellaneous work. Field Drivers-The field drivers will drive the tractors, buses, or loading trucks in the field or to the packing shed located on the farm, where the field workers who are harvesting the fruits and vegetables will load them onto the trailer, bus, or loading truck until full. They will then drive the fully loaded trailer, bus, or loading trucks back to the packing shed where the packing shed workers will unload them onto a belt. The process is then repeated again. Equipment and Vehicle Operation-The workers may need to drive and/or operate various agricultural farm equipment and vehicles to perform the work on the farm or in the packing shed located on the farm, such as field trucks, tractors, and forklifts. The workers must use safety and precaution when using agricultural farm equipment and vehicles. All workers must practice safety and precaution. The workers must wait to exit the agricultural farm equipment and vehicles when it comes to a complete stop. The workers will keep the agricultural farm equipment and vehicles free of trash. Only properly licensed drivers will be permitted to operate the agricultural farm equipment and vehicles.
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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.

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The worker must be responsible and consistent on the job. The worker must be able to lift 0-75 lbs., do repetitive movements, extensive pushing and pulling, walking, frequent stooping continuously throughout the day, and work in all kinds of weather conditions.
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7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

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