Field Workers: to perform the following duties on all row crop vegetables.
All packing duties will be performed in the field on the farm.
Irrigation: Field worker to perform the following duties:
Irrigation Flood: Workers walk on uneven furrows. Using a shovel, workers shape and/or remove soil gates within the furrow to give access or obstruct water flow in field. Workers have to manually connect plastic irrigation pipes that connect the water source line into the field. These pipes weigh approximately 5lb, are 5ft in length, and 2 in width. All work is performed in the field.
Pre-Irrigation: Workers walk on wet uneven furrows and across beds. Field workers move within the field looking for any non-working or clogged sprinklers. Under the direction of the field supervisor, workers make sure sprinklers arent clogged or have any pipe disconnected. Pre-irrigation is used to water down soil and prepare the field prior to farming.
Irrigation: Workers walk on uneven furrows. Field workers pick and/or lay sprinklers and irrigation pipes. Employees are grouped in groups of 3 workers. One worker drives the tractor, and the other two workers walk behind a tractor and a trailer that carries aluminum pipes. Under the direction of the field supervisor, the worker grabs the pipes and sprinklers and by bending at the waist they have to manually unload and/or load pipes into the furrow to set the field up for irrigation following transplanting.
Break/move pipes: Workers walk on uneven furrows. Field workers pick and/or lay sprinklers and irrigation pipes. After a transplanted field is watered down, workers have to move and/or break irrigation pipe lines. Under the direction of the field supervisor, field workers have to move and carry the aluminum pipes and sprinklers from one furrow into the next as needed to water down the field evenly. Aluminum pipes and sprinklers weigh approximately 50 lbs., 30ft in length, 2 in width.
Drip Tape installation and Removal: Workers walk on uneven furrows. Field workers lift heavy spools of drip tape rolls onto tractor implement. Maximum weight is 50lbs. Employees are grouped in teams of 3 workers. One worker drives the tractor, and the other two workers either walk behind the tractor and implement that is laying the drip tape onto the crop or they wait on either end of the field to assist the tractor driver with turns. The two workers not driving the tractor help cut the tape on each spool at the end of the row. Those workers connect the drip tape to the main irrigation line or place a cap on the other end. They also assure the tape is being laid efficiently and accurately and help the tractor driver replace spools of tape. For retrieval process, workers remove tape from main line and by hand or with the use of tractor they pull up the tape so it lays on top of soil. The tape is then connected to a spool mounted on a trailer at one end of the row and it is pulled mechanically onto the spool. The spool is then removed from the equipment and stored on trailer for recycling. The team of 3 then continues to the next field.
Agricultural Equipment Operator
1. In Drip Tape Crew- Drives tractor with drip tape implement through the fields, adjusting implement as needed, filling rolls as needed.
2. General- Drive tractor in the fields
3. In a Harvest Crew- Transferring of water from Reefer to tractor and from tractor to Machine and mix chlorine with water.
4. In a Harvest Crew- Builds bins on top of a platform, transports trailer from the lot the yard and tarp loads.
In a Harvest Crew- Drives tractor as bins are filled up
Workers walk on uneven furrows. Under the direction of the field supervisor, field workers look for weeds around crops and in between product seed lines and uses a (long handled hoe) to clean out unwanted product. The worker cleans the lot for any unwanted leaves on the beds and seed lines and takes it out of the field as instructed by field supervisor.