4848 NE 144th St
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Workers will perform assign duties as instructed by their supervisor,
Cabbage harvesting: The cabbage Cutters will line up in designated cabbage rows. Workers will bend over each cabbage to cut. After cutting the cabbage, workers will inspect and trim. Workers will then put the cabbage in a bag and put the bag on a stainless steel table that will be continually pushed behind the cutters as they proceed on their rows. Workers should be able to keep up with the machine.
Planting of cabbage: A tractor will go over the fields making holes for the plants, workers will grab a tray of plants from the truck, walking down the rows the worker will put one plants per hole, when finish with the tray, the worker will walk back to the truck and grab another tray of plants, repeating the process through the work day.
Sorting: Workers will sort heads of cabbage ensuring product is reasonable solidity, and are not withered, puffy, or burst and which are free from soft rot, seed stems, and from damage caused by discoloration, freezing, disease, insects or mechanical or other means. Stems shall be cut so that they do not extend more than one-half inch beyond the point of attachment of the outermost leaves.
Packing: Trucks will take the harvested cabbage to the packing house which is located inside the farm, workers will be separated the cabbage by size, labeled and packed.
This type of work, involves working conditions that require tremendous stamina, a high level of physical activity in cold or extremely hot conditions in direct sunlight and in adverse weather such as rain. The work requires a high level of physical conditioning. Due to the type of work involved, there is a Probationary Period of five (5) days beginning with the first day of employment, to show possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance to perform this type of work.