All the tasks in this job description constitute one (1) job; the employer may assign workers to different tasks on any day or to multiple tasks during the same day at the sole judgment of the employer. Workers will be required to prepare fields for irrigation by sprinkler or drip delivery system and perform scheduled irrigation of the fields. Workers may also operate a tractor, as is the norm in growing diversified commodities, and assist in land preparation and planting/cultivation activities. Workers may be required to perform work, on the farm, that is incidental to farming the crops listed in the application, such as performing hand cultivation and harvest tasks, weeding or hoeing crops, cleaning and repairing farm buildings, seed beds, bins, grounds, set up and move irrigation pipes and equipment, gardening and weeding, etc. May transport crops and farm equipment between growing sites and to storage. May include operating sanitation equipment and driving between growing sites for servicing. All other duties assigned under this order will be those duties of Farmworker, Diversified Crops, under the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Classification Code 45-2092.02.
Specific instructions and close supervision will be provided by the farm owner and/or supervisor designated by the grower. Workers will be expected to perform their duties in a timely and proficient manner and will have close supervision to insure adherence to instructions. Work will be closely monitored and reviewed for quality.
Worker may never ride on agricultural equipment not designed for work related riding purposes or any other non-passenger intended equipment unless instructed and authorized by the employer or supervisor to do so. All work related injuries must be immediately reported to the crew leader, foreman, or supervisor. If requested, worker must sign a document weekly to confirm whether or not they have been injured and other work related information. Worker may not engage in horseplay or other disruptive or discourteous behavior at work, in housing or while riding on employer provided transportation. Workers must treat fellow employees and their foremen/supervisor with courtesy and follow their directions/instructions. Workers must comply with attached work rules and other lawful job related work requirements as disclosed. The employer will provide without charge to the worker the tools, supplies and equipment necessary to perform the job duties. The employer will charge the worker for reasonable costs related to the workers refusal or negligent failure to return property of the employer or due to such workers willful damage or destruction of such property.
Field work begins at assigned time shortly after daylight. Work may be performed during light rain and in windy conditions and in temperatures ranging from 100 degrees to 20 degrees F. Workers will work on their feet in stooped or crouched position for long periods of time. Workers will supply their own work clothes. This is a very demanding and competitive business in which quality specifications must be rigorously adhered to. Sloppy work cannot and will not be tolerated. Job specifications can change from time to time during the season due to crop or market conditions, even on the same crop. Workers will be expected to conform to the specific instructions given for each days work.