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. Cultivate and hand-harvest mixed vegetables. Duties may include cleaning, field packing, loading and unloading harvested vegetables. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities. Field grade, sort, or classify vegetables by size, weight, color, or condition. Prolonged walking, standing, bending, stooping and reaching. Job is outdoors and continues in all types of weather. The use or possession or being under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol during working time is prohibited. 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 may be required post-hire and before commencing 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. 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. Requires one month verifiable prior work experience cultivating and hand-harvesting mixed vegetables.
Long Green Cucumbers: Move along row, stoop and bend to pick developed long green cucumbers and place into field container. Carry full container to a nearby truck for dumping, receive ticket or token in emptied bucket and return to assigned row to continue task. Workers must clean the vines (pick all cucumbers of marketable size) and larger as specified by employer. Workers will be required to stay on their assigned row. Worker must be careful to avoid damaging vines, blooms and smaller cucumbers. May be required to block and thin cucumbers and perform general cultivation work and move tractors or trucks on the farm incidental to picking. Workers may be required to perform other duties as required by employer.
Eggplant/Bell Pepper: Workers will bend and stoop to pick vegetables according to size, color, shape, and degree of maturity and place into field containers. Workers may cut developed produce from plant and place into bucket. Workers may carry full bucket containing vegetables and empty into field bin or load onto truck or trailer. May be required to pull and discard culls as directed by supervisor. Workers must take care not to bruise or scar produce. Worker will return to assigned row/area and repeat the process. Worker must pick plants clean of correct size and maturity. Produce may be graded and packed in the field. Produce must be washed thoroughly.
All workers are required to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly important when touching crops for human consumption. Workers are required to cleanse their hands by washing thoroughly with soap and water before entering field for harvest activities and after each break. Smoking and the use of tobacco products prohibited during working time.