Adkinson 1-4, County 12th St & Avenue G
Yuma, AZ 85364
Field Workers to perform the following duties:
Baby Leaf (Spring Mix, Green/Red leaf, Salanova) harvesters fill totes with baby leaf product, load filled totes onto field trailers, stack filled totes onto field trailers, transfer totes from field trailers into reefer trailers using a pallet jack, tractor driver pulling trailers. The process is repeated. Workers are responsible for the cleaning of equipment and maintenance of the yard.
Irrigation: Field worker to perform the following duties:
Irrigation Flood: Workers walk in uneven furrows. Using a shovel, workers shape and/or remove soil gates within the furrow to give access or obstruct water flow in field. Workers have to manually connect plastic pipes that line into the field. These pipes weigh approximately 5 lbs, are 5 feet in length, and 2 inches in width.
Pre-Irrigation: workers walk on wet uneven furrows and across beds. Field workers move within the field looking for any non-working or clogged sprinklers. Under the direction of the field supervisor, workers make sure sprinkles aren’t clogged or have any pipe disconnected. Pre-Irrigation is used to water down soil and prepare the field prior to farming.
Irrigation: workers walk on uneven furrows. Field workers pick and/or lay sprinklers and irrigation pipes. Employees are grouped in groups of 3 workers. One worker drives tractor, the other two workers walk behind a tractor and a trailer that carries aluminum pipes. Under the direction of the field supervisor, the worker grabs the pipes and sprinklers and by bending at the waist they have to manually unload and/or load pipes into the furrow to set the field up for irrigation following transplanting.
Break/move pipes: workers walk on uneven furrows. Field workers pick and/or lay sprinklers and irrigation pipes. After transplanted field is watered down, workers have to move and/or break irrigation pipelines. Under the direction of the field supervisor, field workers have to move and carry aluminum pipes and sprinklers from one furrow into the next as needed to water down the field evenly. Aluminum pipes and sprinklers weight approximately 50 lbs, 30ft in length, 2 ½ in width.
1 month of experience in harvest of any of the commodities listed, Baby Leaf (Spring Mix, Green/Red leaf, Salanova), Spinach, Cabbage, or Bell Peppers. 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.