Reference this job order number when inquiring about this position. Inquiries must be made prior to 10/12/2021.
REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 18 years of age. Must be available the entire work period of 07/15/2021-1/10/2022. Must agree to work Mon-Fri, 7 hours per day, Sat, 5 hours. Employer will provide transportation from employer provided living quarters to work site every day. Must read, and agree to, all terms and conditions of employment prior to a referral to the employer.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: No experience required. This job requires exposure to extreme temperatures, repetitive movements, extensive walking, frequent stooping, drug screen, criminal background check.
JOB DUTIES: Handling manual tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities. Pruning, thinning, harvesting of Vegetables/Fruits: Duties to include but not limited to: Pruning, thinning, training, harvesting fruits and vegetables including apples, peaches, blackberries, cherries, raspberries, pumpkins and squash. Workers may need to drive farm equipment including trucks and tractors to the field from the farm headquarters. They may also be required to utilize implements connected to the tractors such as bin trailers, mowers, and sparyers. Workers are expected to safely use pruners, wire cutters and tensioners for trellis installation, ladders, purning platforms and pruning towers. Planting and training of new trees and plants. Hoeing and pulling of weeds may also be required. Starting transplants, setting up irrigation systems, laying plastic for plastic culture, washing produce, packing produce, cleaning bathrooms, packing room etc., cleanup of fields, planting of cover crops, building of compost piles. Crops we will be growing are strawberries, spinach, lettuce, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, chard, onions, leeks, potatoes, kohlrabi, beets, carrots, turnips, summer squash, tomatoes, okra, eggplant, peppers, cucumbers etc. Alternative Work; General farm work such as cleaning out barns, repairing field drainage tile, preparing land for planting, keeping tools cared for, painting of farm buildings, cleaning equipment or any other duty deemed necessary by farm management. General Conditions: A normal work week is Monday through Friday from 08:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m and Saturday 07:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. If work is available beyond normal workdays, employer may offer, but not require, worker an opportunity to work additional hours. Workers will report to work at designated time and place as directed by assigned employer each day. However, workers may be requested to ten (10) hours per day depending on the conditions in the fields and the maturity of the crops. Also, workers may be requested to work on federal holidays and their Sabbath, but will not be required to do so. Workers may volunteer to work additional hours when work is available. Down time: Workers should expect occasional periods of little or no work because of weather, crop or other conditions beyond the employers control. These periods can occur any time throughout the season. Worker may be required to work in fields when crops are wet with dew / rain and should have suitable clothing for conditions which include light rain and temperatures ranging from 10 degrees to more than 100 degrees. Workers should be able to stand, bend, stoop and work for prolonged periods of time and be physically fit to perform duties as assigned. Workers will be trained for period of two (2) days (14 hours) after which workers will be expected to perform job required. Care must be exercised at all times to prevent bruising or breaking crops. Care must also be exercised with any use of equipment.
BOARD ARRANGEMENTS: Employer will furnish free and convenient cooking and kitchen facilities so workers are able to prepare their own meals. The employer will provide transportation to assure workers access to stores where they can purchase groceries.
HOUSING: Employer-provided housing is available for all workers who live outside a reasonable daily driving distance.
TRANSPORTATION TO WORK SITE: The employer will provide transportation for all workers living in the employer-provided housing to and from the daily work site(s).
WORKERS COMPENSATION INSURANCE: Provided.
TOOLS, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT: Tools, supplies, and equipment needed to complete the job will be provided by the employer at no cost to the worker.
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