Rose 22 & 23, 395 E Worthington Rd
Imperial, CA 92251
Field Workers (Baby Leaf: Organic Spring Mix, Organic Kale, Organic Arugula, Organic Chards, Organic Bok Choi, Organic Spinach, Organic Baby Spinach, Organic Cilantro, Organic Parsley) to perform the following duties.
Harvesting Organic spring mix, kale, baby leaf, spinach, arugula, chard is cut by harvest machine. Harvest machine up loads product via conveyor belt and with assistance from workers product is loaded and hand compacted into totes. Full totes are off loaded from conveyor belt onto trailer (of the same height) and placed on a pallet to be loaded into reefer trailers for shipment. This process is repeated. Worker is responsible for cleaning of equipment and cleaning work area.
Harvesting Organic Bunch Parsley, Organic Bunch Cilantro, and Organic Bunch Spinach is bunched, cut, twist tied, and packed in the field. Worker is on their knees, collect enough product in hand to make a bunch, using a harvesting hand knife makes a straight cut right at ground level, then applies a twist tie to each bunch. Bunches are picked up and placed in cartons periodically. This process is repeated. Worker is responsible for cleaning of equipment and cleaning work area.
Machine set up includes: Check machine for fluids, inspect machine to make sure its clean and in worker order; Put sticker on bags and cartons; Supply cartons for the day and put on the machine; Open or close machine; Put machine where crew will start; Move trailer. Drive tractor. Operate the machine.
Cal Van Driver Specifications:
1. Employee may drive Cal Van over the road.
2. Employee picks up workers from different housing sites/pick up points and takes them to an assigned work site and at the end of the day takes them back to the housing site/pick up point.
3. In order to drive a Cal Van, Employees must possess valid drivers license (state issued) and must be able to pass Class B Physical exam and register as an FLCE driver. The employer will be responsible for the cost of the California Drivers License, Class B Physical Exam, and registration as an FLCE driver (if any).
All employees in this position (H-2A as well as corresponding domestic workers), will be given the opportunity to obtain a drivers license (DL) and register as an FLCE driver on a voluntary basis. The DL and FLCE Certificate are not a pre-hire job requirement. No job applicant will be denied an employment opportunity due to a lack of a DL or FLCE Certificate at the time of application and/or hiring. Further, no worker (H-2A or corresponding domestic worker) will be terminated for failure to obtain a DL or FLCE Certificate.
CalVan drivers may be H-2A or corresponding domestic workers. The employer assures that employees who drive the CalVans are compensated for their time driving. CalVan drivers perform MSPA and related paperwork (i.e., logging) as required by law which they are compensated for. The CalVan driving job duty is not a different job and the drivers perform harvesting job duties when not driving. Drivers pick up workers from the housing sites/pick up points and drop them off at the worksite. At the end of the workday, the CalVan driver takes the workers back to the housing sites/pick up points. Drivers are also responsible, during the workday, for filling the vehicle with gasoline and keeping it clean. The employer assures that drivers are paid the AEWR for actual driving time, processing CalVans paperwork, trips to the gas station, and cleaning the vehicle.
1 month of experience in vegetable harvest or in any of the commodities listed.
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.