Ranch 6, 1450 Highway 1
Moss Landing, CA 95039
Field Worker: Strawberry Harvest (Organic and Conventional) to perform the following duties:
Strawberries: Picking strawberries in field for fresh market while and at the same time, in the field, collecting for juice, picking for freezer, picking for juice.
Harvest: Workers will perform duties associated with and directly related to strawberry harvest work. Including but not limited to picking and packing in the field for fresh market and juice at the same time. Harvest may also require picking fruit directly in Juice trays or Freezer trays as well if deemed necessary.
Harvesting Fresh: Pickers must be able to distinguish quality and ripeness and place berries in tray/packing containers ranging from eight 1 lb, four 2 lb, two 4 lb to twelve 1-pint basket containers per box in the field. Employees shall harvest for fresh market while at the same time collecting unmarketable berries for the juice market.
Harvesting Juice: Pickers must be able to distinguish quality and ripeness and place berries in a tray/packing containers in the field directly into plastic juice tubs. Juice berries shall be berries with the green calyx stem still attached to the berry.
Harvesting Freezer: Pickers must be able to distinguish quality, ripeness, and place berries in a tray/packing container directly into plastic freezer tubs in the field. Freezer berries shall be berries harvested with the green calyx stem hand-removed in the field.
Workers must perform the assigned work and may not switch work assignments without specific authorization of a company supervisor. Workers must be willing, able, available, and qualified to perform the job duties, expected to perform all jobs in an efficient manner while maintaining the work pace of the crew. Workers are expected to harvest at least 80% of the crew average (4 boxes per hour).
Instructions and general supervision will be provided by a designated crew leader or company supervisor. However, workers are expected to perform their duties in a timely and proficient manner and to maintain production and quality standards without close direct supervision. This is a very demanding and competitive business in which quality inspections and good agricultural practices must be rigorously adhered to. Sloppy, inconsistent, or improper work will not be tolerated. All work must be evaluated by their supervisor(s) after a specified period of actual harvesting in regards to the ability to maintain sufficient pace, correctly identifying quality, pack
strawberries, and similar factors. Workers whose job performance is sloppy, inconsistent, inefficient will be subject for termination.
Workers may occasionally and/or sporadically perform duties associated with and directly related to the primary duties. Such work will be temporary and unsubstantial agricultural labor.
Minimum Job Qualifications:
1 month of strawberry harvest experience. Specific requirements include lifting up 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 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.