Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

at Von Bergen Acres in Hebron, Illinois, United States

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 worker’s 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. Crops: Asparagus, Green Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Sweet Corn, Popcorn, Ornamental Corn, Cucumbers, Egg Plant, Gourds, Herbs, Kale, Leek, Lettuce, Kohlrabi, Melons, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Watermelon, Onions, Parsnips, Sugar Peas, Peppers (bell and specialty), Pumpkins, Radishes, Squash (Summer and winter), tomatoes, apples, berries, strawberries, raspberries, apples, potatoes and flowers. 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 Duties may also include but is not limited to staking, trellising, tying, transplanting, pruning, cleaning and filling flats with soil, watering plants in green house, setup irrigation lines, lay plastic mulch for vegetables, harvesting and bagging sweet corn, binding Indian corn, washing vegetable crops and sanitizing vegetable wash area. 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. To view full details and how to apply, please login or create a Job Seeker account
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Job Posting: 11664217

Posted On: Feb 09, 2024

Updated On: Feb 09, 2024

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