Hand-harvest vine-ripened tomatoes. Grade, sort, and pack tomatoes grown on the farm. Hand-harvest and field pack (wash, sort, grade and box) squash and zucchini. May pick under-sized green tomatoes to strip field at the end of harvest. Pull weeds/chop: Workers will walk along rows as specified by employer and remove weeds and grass from fields by hand or using a hoe. May load and unload harvested tomatoes, squash and zucchini with a forklift or pallet jack. Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. May supervise other workers. May operate and perform minor maintenance on farm vehicles or equipment. May drive farm truck, bus, tractor, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) on the farm. May drive bus or van over the road. Though not a hiring requirement, if a worker drives a company vehicle during the period of employment then at the time of operating the company vehicle the driver must possess a valid drivers license issued by a U.S. state or foreign equivalent and operate the company vehicle in accordance with the license restrictions and vehicle classifications applicable to that license. Prolonged walking, standing, bending, stooping, and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. Workers may be requested to submit to random drug or alcohol tests at no cost to the worker. Failure to comply with the request or testing positive may result in immediate termination. All testing will occur post-hire and is not a part of the interview process. Negative result required before starting work. Must be able to lift 75 lbs. to shoulder height repetitively throughout the workday and able to lift and carry 75 lbs. in field. Must not hinder another workers productivity. Use of personal cell phone or other personal electronic device during working hours strictly prohibited except for work-related calls or emergencies and violation may result in immediate termination.
Workers plant, cultivate, and hand-harvest vegetables. Workers may be required to remove weeds from plants using either a hoe, or by hand. 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 60 lbs. and empty into field bin or load onto trailer. May be required to pull and discard culls as directed by supervisor. Workers must take care not to bruise or scar produce. Perform pre-harvest field activities such as laying plastic, planting, pruning, staking, hammering, tying, stuffing suckers, fixing stakes, covering and uncovering crops, irrigation and weeding. Perform post-harvest field activities such as pulling plastic, loading plastic into compactor, stake puller, cutting string and field clean up. 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 less than 40 degrees F to over 100 degrees F.
Worker may drive bus or van over the road. Worker may pick up workers from different housing sites or pick up points and take them to assigned work site, and at the end of the work day take them back to the housing site or pick up point. Driving is not a different job and the driver performs harvesting duties when not driving. Employer assures that driver will be paid the offered wage rate for actual driving time, trips to the gas station, and time spent maintaining the vehicle.
Grade, sort, and package produce grown on the farm. Workers may work in packing, shipping, maintenance, box or food safety departments. Workers stack, weigh and dump produce. Hand-fill bags with produce. Label or tag produce. Make boxes. Create and follow load tickets and other forms. Prepare inventory, logs and reports. Perform sanitation duties.