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Published on Nov 27 2021

Field Worker

$14.77  per hour
Visa required: H-2A
From Apr 1, 2021 to Oct 29, 2021

Abeloe Ranch, 500 San Juan Grade Road
Salinas, CA 93906
United States

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Job description

Field Workers: to perform the following duties on all row crop vegetables.

Crop cleaning/weeding:
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.
Thinning:
Workers walk in uneven furrows. Under the direction of the field supervisor, field workers look for the specified gap between seeds, and using a long-handled hoe thins out any excess crop/seeds and/or weed on the seed line and leaves the desired product and gap on the field. The worker cleans the lot for any unwanted weed on the beds and seed lines and takes it out of the field as instructed by field supervisor.
Hand manual Cleaning (pellizco)
Workers walk in uneven furrows. Under the direction of the field supervisor, field workers look for weeds around crop and in between product seedlings and have to bend and/or be on their knees to manually clean out unwanted product. The worker manually cleans the lot for any unwanted weed on the beds and seedlings and takes it out of the field as instructed by field supervisor.

Transplant:
Field workers to perform the following duties: Field workers work on the transplanting machine platform and/or walk on uneven furrows behind a transplanting machine. As the machine moves, the workers working on the machine platform manually load trays of product into the transplanting machine to be inserted automatically by the machine into the soil. As the machine moves forward, under the direction of the field supervisor, the workers walking behind the machine on uneven furrows and have to carry trays of product. As field worker walk, they have to look for gaps not filled in by the transplanting machine. If there are gaps or product not transplanted correctly by the machine, the field worker has to manually grab the product from tray, the workers then bend at the waist and inserts (plants it) in the bed (on soil).

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.

Special Requirements

Requirements: 3-month row crop cleaning experience and harvesting experience to avoid crop damage and personal injury. Written verification of experience is required. Must be able to use shears, clippers, hoe, and other agricultural tools, no smoking, illegal drugs, alcohol, or weapons of any sort in the housing or work fields. Proficiency in English or Spanish is required for training and safety purposes. Workers must be able to physically perform the work stated herein.

Employer Contact Info

+18317557079

[email protected]

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Did you know that... there are 2 types of H-2 visas?

Agricultural workers get H-2A visas. H-2B workers are in non-agricultural jobs like construction.

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