Arizona Department of Economic Security Farmworkers and Laborers Crop in Salinas, California

This job was posted by http://www.azjobconnection.gov : For more information, please see: http://www.azjobconnection.gov/ada/r/jobs/3004072 *This is an out-of-state H-2A job order from California. This job order is copied as is from the holding state's job order system*Anticipated Period of Employment is April 23, 2018 to October 30, 2018Offered Wage: Employer will guarantee the required wage for work performed in California ($13.18 per hour). A piece rate of $1.40 per box + $5.40 per hour (20"L X 18" W X 4"D) applies during harvest. JOB DESCRIPTION:Field Worker - Strawberries: Pick, sort and package strawberries in fields. Workers will walk in 13-inch dirt rows and bend over picking strawberries behind a picking cart. Check quality, removal and installation of irrigation system, pull plastic, planting, shoveling. Use hand tools, till soil. Transplant, weed using a long-handled hoes, thin, and prune crops. Workers may occasionally and/or sporadically perform duties associated with and directly related to field work, including but not limited to packing strawberries, closing/stacking boxes in and around the field, clean-up functions, and food safety functions in and around the field.Van Driver Specifications: 1. Employee may drive van over the road.2. Employee will drive designated vans to transport harvest crew workers to and from housing and worksite locations.3. Employee will be responsible for filling vehicle with gasoline and keeping vehicle clean.4. Employee will be required to complete and process periodic driving reports.5. Employee will be required to follow all California traffic laws and vanpool rules.6. In order to drive, Van Drivers must possess valid drivers' license (state issued) and must be able to register as an FLCE driver. The employer will be responsible for the cost of the registration as an FLCE driver (if any). Van 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.Drivers may be H-2A or corresponding domestic workers. The employer assures that employees who drive the vans are compensated for their time driving. Drivers perform MSPA and related paperwork (i.e., logging) as required by law which they are compensated for. The driving job duty is not a different job and the drivers perform harvesting job duties when not driving. Drivers pick up workers from the housing sites/pick up points and drop them off at the worksite. At the end of the workday, the driver takes the workers back to the housing sites/pick up points. Drivers are also responsible, during the workday, for filling the vehicle with gasoline and keeping it clean. The employer assures that drivers are paid the AEWR for actual driving time and to the extent applicable, processing paperwork, trips to the gas station, and cleaning the vehicle.Requirements: Cannot be color blind due to the need to distinguish colors of crops, must be able to use both hands, able to use shears and other agricultural tools, no smoking, illegal drugs, alcohol, or weapons of any sort in the dormitories or work fields. Proficiency in English or Spanish is required for training and safety purposes.Work is performed outdoors in open fields and can involve exposure to sun, wind, mud, dust, heat, cold and other elements of the normal field environment. Temperatures can range from 20 degrees F to over 100 degrees F during the period of employment. Workers should come prepa red with appropriate clothing and footwear for the work and working conditions described.This work may entail exposure to plant pollens, insects and noxious plants, and to fields and plant materials which have been treated with insect and/or disease control sprays. The employer will comply with all worker protection standards and re-entry restrictions applicable to pesticides and other chemicals used in the fields. Workers are also required to comply with all applicable worker protection standards and re-entry times.Workers must stand, sit, crouch, bend, reach, lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds in the course of performing required activities. Workers must listen to, understand and follow instructions of company supervisors and managers.Workers are expected to assist in maintaining work areas and company property in a neat and clean condition by not littering. Lunch must be eaten in the assigned area(s) away from the employee's work station. Daily individual work assignments will be made by, and at the sole discretion of, the employer as the needs of the operation dictate. Workers must perform the assigned work and work at the assigned field work site, and may not switch assignments without the specific authorization of a company supervisor. Workers may be re-assigned to a different field site at various times during the work day and/or on different days.