Plant, cultivate, harvest, pack and load vegetables, cooking herbs, seeds and fruits by hand or machine. Crop families include tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, squash, pumpkins, spinach, onion, legumes, grasses, parsley, cabbage, cauliflower, turnips, broccoli and as a minor activity, cooking herbs, seeds and fruits. Use hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, knives and weed eaters. Manually transplant, weed and thin crops. Till and hoe soil and apply mulch. Perform manual shovel work. Harvest vegetables, herbs and fruit. Clean, pack and load harvested products. Construct trellises and repair fences and farm buildings. Participate in irrigation activities, including setting up and operating irrigation equipment and clearing and maintaining irrigation ditches. Apply natural and organic insecticides. Apply fertilizers to crops. Inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress. Identify plants, pests and weeds to determine the selection and application of pesticides and fertilizers. Record information about crops such as yields. As a minor activity, operate, maintain and repair farm vehicles, implements and mechanical equipment including tractor drawn machinery and self propelled machinery. Assist with the care, feeding and slaughtering of chickens and turkeys. Record feed usage and egg yields. 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. 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.
Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a workers Sabbath or federal holidays. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start time.
Workers should expect occasional periods of little or no work because of weather, crop or other conditions beyond the employer's control. These periods can occur anytime throughout the season. Workers may be assigned a variety of duties in any given day and different tasks on different days.
TERMINATION. All workers will be subject to a two day introductory period, during which the employer will evaluate workers' performance of required tasks. Employer reserves the right to terminate a worker at the conclusion of the introductory period if the workers performance fails to satisfy the employers reasonable expectations, or is otherwise unacceptable. Employer may terminate a worker for lawful job-related reasons, including but not limited to situations in which the worker: (1) Is repeatedly absent or tardy; (2) malingers or otherwise refuses, without cause, to perform the work as directed; (3) commits act(s) of misconduct or repeatedly violates the Work Rules; and/or (4) fails, after completing the two day introductory period, to perform work in a competent and skillful manner, consistent with the employer's reasonable expectations. Non-U.S. workers may be displaced as a result of one or more U.S. workers becoming available for the job during the employers recruitment period. Job abandonment will be deemed to occur after five consecutive workdays of unexcused absences. Workers may not report for work under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Possession or use of illegal drugs or alcohol on company premises is prohibited and will be cause for immediate termination.