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Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

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Job Details
Job Order Number
9086616
Company Name
GOEBBERT'S FARM INC
Physical Address
42 W 813 Reinking Rd
Pingree Grove, IL 60140
Job Description

Worker must possess the physical strength and endurance (ability to continue or last) to repeat the harvest process though out the workday, working quickly and skillfully to perform activities assigned during that activity. Workers may not leave trash, or other discarded items in work areas or vehicles but must dispose of such items in provided receptacles. Workers must wash hands with soap and water after all bathroom and meal breaks. Allergies to varieties of ragweed, goldenrod, insecticides, related agricultural chemicals, etc., may affect workers ability to perform the work described herein.

Sanitation Requirements: For food and general personal safety purposes, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly critical when hand harvesting crops for human consumption. Employees are required to cleanse their hands by washing them thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom and before entering the fields for harvest activities or the packing facility for packing operations.

Workers will perform various duties associated with growing the crops listed below to include transplanting crops, weeding by hand or with hoe, laying and moving irrigation pipe, harvesting crops manually, sorting crops, washing and packing crops.

Beet Root, Celery Root, Black Radishes, Sweet Corn, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Peppers, Onions, Melons, Indian Corn, Pumpkins, Squash, Gourds, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Apples.

Workers will plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables. Workers will be required to remove weeds by hand or with a hoe. Workers will bend and stoop to pick vegetables according to size, color, shape and degree of maturity and place into field containers. Workers may carry full container weighing approximately fifty (50) lbs. and empty into field bin or load onto trailer. May be required to pull and discard culls as directed by supervisor. Pickers will take care not to bruise or scar produce. Pre-harvest activities may include staking, tying, transplanting, and pruning. Workers will stand on feet for long periods of time. Workers are required to work in fields when plants are wet with dew or rain. Temperatures in fields during working hours can range from forty (40) to over one hundred (100) degrees.

The following job description is for apples.

Picking; Worker will be assigned a row, usually with a partner, and is responsible for picking all the proper fruit from that row, or half row. Fruit are selected from the tree according to size and/or color standard set by the picking supervisor. In some instances, fruit harvest will be done from a six-foot ladder weighing up to 30 lbs. All workers must be able to lift, carry, and work from the top of the ladder. The entire tree must be checked to ensure removal of all fruit meeting-picking requirements. Fruit are placed gently in the picking container until container is full. The full picking container weighing up to 25 lbs. is then taken to fruit wagon and gently emptied into a field bin, taking care of not to spill or bruise the fruit in the container or in the field bin. Workers are to stay on their assigned row unless directed by a supervisor to change, or to help someone out sporadically. Picking units will be kept free of limbs, leaves or mushy fruit. Fruit harvested specifically for sale at a roadside stand as fresh market specialty baskets in peck or half bushel containers must be field graded. For fruit harvest for sale at a roadside stand, extra care must be used to ensure that each piece of fruit is undamaged and perfect. Workers will be required to pick up and return picking ladders to the ladder wagon provided by the grower at the end of each workday or as directed by the grower or designated supervisor.


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