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Published on Nov 27 2021

Field Laborer

$14.77  per hour
Visa required: H-2A
From Mar 22, 2021 to Dec 1, 2021

Employer

OF Ranch 1: 35° 5'31.61"N 120°36'34.48"W
Oceano, CA 93445
United States

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Job description

*All packing and stacking duties will be performed in the field and on the farm*

Workers will perform duties associated with and directly related to conventional and organic strawberry harvest work, including but not limited to:
picking strawberries in field for fresh, machine freezer, machine export, ground freezer, ground export, machine juice, ground juice
repack strawberry packages that do not pass quality inspections
planting strawberry bare root plants by hand
replanting if necessary following first planting pass
Harvest soil conventional planted strawberries and organic planted strawberries
The harvest will be done by hand placing fruit directly into a carton box walking behind a Mercado machine designed to assist strawberry harvesting
o Piece rate for soil conventional planted strawberries and soil organic planted strawberries will be $1.90 for each harvested crate from March 15th through July 18th, 2021 ( or any time that we are harvesting 300 crates to the acre or higher)
o Piece rate for soil conventional planted strawberries and soil organic planted strawberries will be $1.55 for each harvested crate and $6.00 dollars each hour they work from July 19th through November 30th, 2021 ( or any time that we are harvesting 300 crates to the acre or less)
For soil Organic strawberries, we require a minimum of 4.5 crates per hour
Individuals are required to show up to work on time for each working day
Unpermitted absences are not allowed
If any unpermitted absences occur, the employee will be asked to not work for the next three days that work is available

Field Worker Field Worker Head Lettuce (Iceberg), Bulk Lettuce (Iceberg) Romaine, Red Leaf, Green Leaf, Organic Romaine, Celery, Organic Celery, Romaine Hearts, Organic Romaine Hearts, Broccoli, Organic Broccoli, Cauliflower, Organic Cauliflower, Spinach, Cilantro, Parsley, Brussel Sprouts to perform the following duties:

Field worker to harvest both conventional and organic green leaf, red leaf &, Romaine. Cut, bag, pack, and load fresh product in the field. Cutting is done on harvesting machine by using hands and cutting knife. Using a harvesting hand knife and bending at the waist, the employee cuts the head from the roots and trims the outer leaves from the head to prepare it to be packed into a carton, bag, tote or bin. The process is repeated. Worker is responsible for cleaning of equipment and maintenance of yard. Worker is also responsible for operating Tractors and machines used to perform this task.

Field worker to harvest romaine, organic romaine, head lettuce (iceberg), organic romaine hearts, and romaine hearts. Cut, bag, pack, and load fresh product in the field. Cutting is done on harvesting machine by using hands and cutting knife. Using a harvesting hand knife and bending at the waist, the employee cuts the head from the roots and trims the outer leaves from the head to prepare it to be packed into a carton, tote or bin. The process is repeated. Worker is responsible for cleaning of equipment and maintenance of yard. Worker is also responsible for operating Tractors and machines used to perform this task.

See Addendum C

Special Requirements

1 month of experience in any of the commodities listed. Specific requirements include lifting up to 50-65 pounds frequently and being able to use hand tools, including cutting knives. Must be able to work under conditions where skin and clothing become heavily soiled with mud, water, grease, etc. Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions, including rain, cold, high winds, etc. Work involves frequent bending and working in bent or stooped positions. Must be able to walk and stand up extensively. No smoking, alcohol, firearms in the field or residential housing.

Work is performed in open fields and may involve exposure to mud, dust, wind, heat, cold, and other natural elements. Temperatures can range from 30 degrees Fahrenheit to over 100 degrees Fahrenheit during the period of employment. Workers should come prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear for the environmental and working conditions described.

See Addendum C.

Employer Contact Info

+18052498388

[email protected]

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