HW 152 Ranch Hwy 152
Gilroy, CA 95020
Under the supervision of the Supervisor/Foreman, workers will perform general irrigation work of vegetable fields via drip tape/sprinkler irrigation, drip tape irrigation installation, repair and maintenance and sprinkler installation, repair and maintenance. Installation, removal, painting and moving pipes. Performs maintenance and general clean up in and around vegetable fields such as weeding with a long handle hoe around irrigation valves, pipes and trash removals. Tractor driving activities for purpose sprinkler irrigation pipe. Reports break downs and understands and abides by our safety procedures and performance standards. Can fill out maintenance and progression sheet Required basic knowledge of driving a tractor, must pass a tractor safety training and demonstrate ability to operate tractor in a safe manner.
Harvest Weeding - Under the direction of the field supervisor, workers walks on uneven furrows looking for weeds around crops and in between product and uses a long-handled hoe to clean out unwanted product. The worker then cleans the lot for any unwanted leaves and foreign objects on the beds and removed them.
Transplant - Under the direction of the supervisor, the transplant machine is pulled by the tractor. The agricultural equipment operator is responsible for supplying the machine with plant trays. Once plant trays are loaded on the machine, the loader then continues to supply each worker sitting on the machine with plants. As the machine moves thru the field, workers while riding on the machine, using both hands remove plants from trays, without breaking the plants or roots and drop-down cone carousel. Workers walking behind the transplant machine replanting, using a hand trowel filling missing plants at the proper spacing and or fully covering existing plants with dirt. When walking on the bed, workers must take care not to trample or damage the plants or bed top. Workers walk on the bed carry a basket, with plants, at the waist. By bending at the waste and using a trowel or spatula dig hole, insert plant and appropriately cover with dirt. The process is repeated. Plant trays can weigh up to 25 lbs.
Agricultural Equipment Operator - workers will drive and operate various farm equipment to perform farm field preparation such as planting, cultivating, fertilizing, farming and maintaining farms. Will attach and adjust farm implements to tractors such as discs, plows, lasers, rippers, cultivators, listers and planters and will ensure equipment is operating properly at optimum performances. Workers must conduct daily maintenance check prior to operate the tractor, monitor and drive tractors safely and efficiently over difficult terrain and must have sufficient knowledge of tractor mechanics to make simple and minor adjustments and repairs to tractors. Workers will be required to understand and operate GPS operating system. Required to have knowledge of driving a tractor, must pass tractor safety training and demonstrate ability to operate tractor in a safe manner.
Will need to operate an ATV or tractor to perform most duties. Can perform general maintenance on the ATV, reports break downs and understands and abides by our safety procedures and performance standards. Can fill out maintenance and progression sheets. Required basic knowledge of driving an ATV, must pass an ATV safety training and demonstrate ability to operate ATV in a safe manner.
See Addendum C.
Must have 1-month work experience as an irrigator as defined in this application. Specific requirements include lifting to 50 pounds frequently and 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 bending and working in bent or stooped positions. Must be able to walk on uneven ground and stand up extensively. No smoking, alcohol, firearms in field or housing. See Addendum C.