Short Ranch Old Stage Rd-Chualar Canyon Rd
Chualar, CA 93925
Heavy labor field worker to harvest Green Leaf and Romaine for process; under the direction of the field Supervisors, employees determine size and quality of the product to be harvested. Then, using a harvesting knife and bending at the waist, the employee grasps the produce, cuts the head from the roots and places upside down on a cone carousel which carries the product thru an automated trimming. If trimming is not to specification, employee will take product, place it on a cutting table and using a harvest knife will cut to specification. Product is trimmed by machine or hand. Process is repeated.
Heavy field work to harvest tender leaf: Employees spot check, sort, stack, fill and load tender leaf in the field. Spotting is done by walking in uneven furrows in front of a harvesting platform machine or belt. Under the direction of the field supervisor employees check for any foreign material such as trash and move irrigation pipe from one furrow to another. The harvest machine or belt then cuts produce and transporters it thru a conveyor where employees sort and fill totes and or bins. Once totes, cartons or bins are filled they are pushed on to conveyor belt for loaders to close/cover and stack on the pallet. The cartons or totes for the product are constructed by unfolding and bending the material as designed to form a box. Carton is labeled and marked as required. The process is repeated. The cartons, totes or bins are lifted then stacked onto pallets on the deck of the harvester or trailer. Cartons or totes with product can weigh up to 50 lbs. Empty bins Pallets can weigh up to 95 lbs. The cooler will provide the empty pallets already set up on trailer to the field or between two workers the empty pallets are carried, and bins are assembled.
Tender Leaf Harvest Tractor/Machine Operator (Agricultural Equipment Operator): under the direction of the supervisor the driver is responsible for supplying the tractor driver or machine with packaging materials needed for specific packs, covering the completed pallets with a plastic liner to protect the finished cartons from inclement weather, loading and unloading produce boxes, assist in preparing the harvest machine for immediate field operation, or movement to a new location. Directing tractor driver or machine operator through the field, pulling loaded trailers out. Employee must conduct daily maintenance check prior to operating tractor/machine. Required to have basic knowledge of driving a tractor or machine, must pass tractor driver & machine operator safety training and demonstrate ability to operate tractor/machine/forklift in a safe manner.
See Addendum C.
Must have 1-month work experience with the produce as defined in this application including harvest work. 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.