Field And Shed Support Workers
5780 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA 92057
Field Workers (Roma and Round Tomatoes, Brussels Sprouts) and Shed Support Workers to perform the following duties:
Prepare soil for planting vine tomatoes (Roma and Round tomatoes), and Brussels Sprouts, including use of shovels or long-handled hoes and cutting plastic to prepare ground; stake (staking requires frequently lifting tool that weighs 12-18 pounds to drive stake into the ground), nursery work (sow and care for seedlings plants, cleaning trays, rotating trays, moving material for seedlings), plant, prune (using pruning shears), top and defoliate plants; The workers will complete weeding using a long-handled hoe and hands if close to the tomato plant. The weeding job duties will be completed less than 20 percent of the workers weekly work time. Employer will provide the workers with gloves and knee pads, as necessary, and training required to perform the job in accordance with all guidelines of Section 3203, Injury and Illness Prevention Program., tie tomato vines to stakes using twine, and pick tomatoes (bend or reach to pick tomatoes from vines and place cartons that weigh up to 50 pounds), assist with irrigation, recover field equipment, such as plastic coverings and stakes. In connection with field work, may operate equipment such as tractors to plant, harvest, cultivate and crop protection handlers. Crop protection handlers is defined as those who spray, apply, and mix crop protection materials and require training and a medical exam for use of respirators. Crop protection handlers will receive additional safety training on handling of crop protection materials and will require a medical clearance specific to the use of respirators. Workers will work under close supervision and are given specific task instructions while performing routine field work activities as defined above. Workers will exercise limited discretion and work activities are closely monitored by field supervisors and foreman. Workers may perform other minor work incidental to the primary job duties which will be agricultural in nature and insubstantial compared to the time spent on the primary job duties.
See Addendum C.
2 months work experience in farm work with tomatoes in fields (within the last two years). Experience includes non-harvest activities, specifically planting, staking, pruning, topping and defoliating plants. Cannot be color blind due to the need to distinguish colors of crops, able to use shears and other agricultural tools, no smoking, illegal drugs, alcohol, or weapons of any sort in the dormitories or work fields. Must be able to communicate in English for training and safety purposes. See Addendum C.