D & J Packing LLC Harvest Worker in Yuma, Arizona
Position: Harvest WorkerWage: $10.50 per hour in Arizona and $13.18 per hour in CaliforniaDuration: Full Time Temporary 11/12/18 - 4/15/19Location: Yuma County, Arizona and Imperial County, California***H-2A INTERSTATE CLEARANCE AZ EMPLOYER - Special Instructions:i Reference Job Order Number # AZ3210039***Field Worker (Broccoli Harvest, Tractor/Machine Driver, CalVan Driver) to perform the following duties:Broccoli Harvest Workers: Broccoli Harvest Workers will harvest Broccoli as a member of a harvest crew and perform the following tasks: harvest broccoli by walking in assigned furrows behind a harvesting machine, selecting size and weight of broccoli heads to be harvested as specified by supervisor. Broccoli harvest workers will bend at the waist, and using a harvest knife, cut the broccoli head from the plant and cut the sides of the broccoli head into a crown shape and place product as directed by supervisor. Harvesting work is repetitive in nature.Workers may also be directed to floret and/or pack broccoli. Floreting is performed by cutting the crown into smaller florets using a small hand knife. Stalk retention may be simultaneously performed during the floreting process by placing the stalk in a separate container after the crown has been floreted. Broccoli may be bunched with a rubber band and packed into a box or packed naked into a tote for processing. Packers either or combination of; tie, sort, bag, tape and place into a specified package or carton. Floreting and packing work is repetitive in nature.Tractor/Machine Driver: Driver is responsible for supplying the machine with packaging materials; assisting in preparing the harvest machine for immediate field operation or movement to new harvest location. Directing tractor/machine through the field; pulling loaded trailers out. Driver must conduct daily maintenance check prior to operating tractor/machine.CAL VAN DRIVER SPECIFICATIONS:Employee may drive Cal Van over the road.Employee will drive designated vehicles to transport harvest crew workers to and from housing and worksite locations.Employee will be responsible for filling vehicle with gasoline and keeping vehicles clean.Employee will be required to complete and process periodic driving reports.Employee will be required to follow all Arizona and California traffic laws and vanpool rules.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. CalVans performs the medical exam at no cost to the employee or employer. The employer will be responsible for the cost of the registration as an FLCE driver (if any).Drivers are compensated for these activities.All employees in this position (H-2A as well as corresponding domestic workers), will be given the opportunity to obtain a driver's 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.Requirements: One (1) month experience cutting broccoli is required. Must have use of both hands and be able to use a broccoli harvest knife. 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. Proficiency in English or Spanish is required for training and safety purposes.