Farmworker (Diversified Crop)

  • Seasonal Jobs H2A & H2B
  • May 23, 2020

Job Description

Hand-harvest and field pack vegetables (potatoes, greens, spinach, herbs). Weed, thin plants, cut seed potato, and grade potatoes. Prepare field for planting. Transplant plants, riding on transplanter or by hand. Tie vegetables in bunches or top them. Pick, cut, lift or pull crops to harvest them. Knives will be used when harvesting and field packing. Load field trailers. Care must be taken to prevent damaging product and plants. Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to harvest crops. 50 Hours/week: Hours vary based on weather. Workers must be physically able to lift up to 60 lbs with assistance. Employer will furnish to workers, without cost, all tools and equipment required to perform duties assigned. Field temperatures range from 10 to 100 degrees (F) with possible wet morning conditions. After hire, employer may conduct random drug testing at employer's expense. Long hours on feet, bend and stoop for long periods. Work is to be done in the field for long periods of time. Workers are expected to perform duties, including boxing, weighing, and loading of produce. Workers may assist in warehousing/palletizing and loading trucks/trailers with produce weighing from 50-60 lbs and lifting to a height of 5 feet. Assist with sorting of potato shipments. Cut seed potatoes by hand. Assist with field preparation. Workers referred against this order must have a minimum of 3 months of verifiable experience in the aforementioned. Random drug testing may be required at employer expense post-hire to both H-2A and domestic workers. Hours are: 7am to 4pm (Mon-Friday); 7am to 12 o'clock (Saturday), but vary due to weather and crop conditions. Actual hours worked can vary throughout the season - during peak periods the hours worked can be higher.