Perform manual labor to plant, cultivate, harvest, grade, sort and pack cucumbers, cabbage, peppers, eggplant, squash, corn, okra, cotton, green beans, watermelons, broccoli, cilantro, pickle cucumbers, tomatillos, lettuce, cauliflower, peanuts, and tomatoes by hand or machine. Pre-harvest duties include tilling soil, planting, re-planting, cultivating, watering, pruning, weeding, using shears, knives and other various cultivation tools. Apply chemicals and fertilizers. Install, maintain and operate, regulate and repair irrigation equipment. Install or remove items required in plasticulture. Install or remove stakes, wire, netting or string. Remove or clean plant debris or vines from ground or trellises. Train vines or plants on strings or trellises. Determine produce sustainability for harvest based on size, degree of maturity or market standards. Record information about crops. Harvest produce using tools such as knives, clippers and shears. Banding techniques will be included during harvest at times. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self- propelled machinery to plow, harrow, fertilize, apply chemicals, plant, cultivate, or harvest crops. Operate, repair, and maintain farm vehicles, implements and mechanical equipment. Repair farm buildings, fences, and other structures. Grade, sort, wash, select, label or pack harvested products into bags or boxes. Crops may be harvested and field packed, or loaded and transported to the packinghouse for storage and post-harvest treatment of crops. Stack boxes onto pallets, transport vehicles or trailers. Count and check harvested products. Use hammers, wire clippers and other tools to construct trellises, fences, and farm structures. Clean and maintain all grounds and facilities. Regulate maintain and repair irrigation systems. Assist with Good Agricultural Practices policies.
Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a workers ability to perform the job. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. All workers will be subject to a seven day training period during which the employer will evaluate workers' performance of required tasks. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker if the employer reasonably finds worker's performance during the trial period to be unacceptable. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason.
Orientation will be held on March 15, 2021 at 8:00a.m. and subsequent orientations will be held the second Monday of the month at 8:00a.m. In the event that the second Monday falls on a holiday, orientations will be held on the following Tuesday.
Safety: Pesticides may be on or in plants, soil, irrigation water or can drift from nearby applications. Prevent pesticides from entering the body by: Following directions and/or signs about keeping out of treated or restricted areas; Washing before eating, drinking, or using the bathroom; Wearing work clothing that protects the body from pesticide residues; Washing/showering with soap and water, shampooing hair and putting on clean clothes after work; Washing work clothes separately from other clothes before wearing them again; If pesticides are spilled or sprayed on the body, wash immediately. Shower, shampoo and change clothing as soon as possible. Exposure to heat can cause illness and death. Employees should: Drink plenty of fluids; Drink often and before becoming thirsty; Wear lightweight, light colored clothes that are not tight on the body. Symptoms of heat stress: Headache, dizziness, or fainting; Weakness; Confusion; Thirst, nausea, or vomiting; Pass out, collapse or have seizures.