Farm Labor Association For Growers, Inc.

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Farm Labor Association For Growers, Inc.

Salinas, CA

Job Classification:   Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

H-2A and corresponding domestic workers must be available to perform each of the following job activities in connection with the harvesting and farming operations: Vegetable Harvest Workers, Haulers/Truck Drivers, Thinning, Weeding, Crop cleaning, Transplanting, Row Boss, Machine Operator, Fork Lift Driver, Reyna (Bin Filler), Chalequero (Safety Vest Man), Tractor Driver, Garlic Topping & Windrowing, Packing Shed, Nursery, General Farm Labor, Farm & Harvest Equipment Cleaner, Farm & Harvest Equipment Repairer, Irrigators, Cooler (on site), Sanitization activities and Health/Wellness Monitor. Crops: Romaine, Romaine Hearts, Salanova Lettuce, Green Leaf, Red Leaf , Butter, Spring Mix, Spinach, Iceberg Lettuce, Broccoli, Broccolette, Stalk and Crown Cauliflower, Cabbage, Celery, Frisee, Bok Choy, Nappa, Radicchio, Kale, Beets, Chard, Cilantro, Collards, Fennel, Leeks, Onion, Butternut, Green Acorn, Zucchini, Bell Peppers, Egg Plant, Brussel Sprouts, Pumpkins, Artichoke, Tomato, Corn, Head lettuce, Garlic Clean and Core Head Lettuce: Lettuce harvest workers will work as a member of a harvest crew and perform the following tasks: thinning, cleaning, general labor, and lettuce harvesting by walking in assigned furrows behind a harvesting machine platform or harvesting machine, selecting size and quality of lettuce to be harvested as specified by supervisor. Bends and grasps selected lettuce and cuts it from the roots using a harvesting knife. Trims outer leaves from the head and cores it with the coring knife. Employee inspects the head lettuce for defects. Employee places head lettuce onto the belt. The process is repeated. The cored lettuce is then carried down the belt to be dropped in a bin where employees inspect quality, core, remove loose leaves, and sort bin to capacity. Bins are constructed and sorted directly in the trailer on a pallet. Bins may weight up to 50 lbs empty. Pallets may weight up to 95 lbs empty, but are carried by two people. Employee discards lettuce that does not meet specified quality standards. Place trimmed lettuce meeting quality standards as directed by supervisor. (CFR) Romaine Carton, Romaine Top and Tail and Mixed Leaf Carton: Field worker harvests romaine, mixed leaf, and head lettuce, thinning, cleaning and general labor. Employee cuts, bags, packs, and loads fresh romaine, head, and mixed leaf in the field. Cutting is done by walking in uneven furrows behind a harvesting platform machine or belt. Under the direction of the field supervisor, employee determines size and quality of the product to be harvested. Then, using a harvesting hand knife and bending at the waist, the employee cuts the head from the roots and trims the outer leaves from the head to prepare it to be placed into a carton or tote. Cutter places the product on a table for the packer to either or combination of tie, spot wash, wrap, seal, and place into a carton/tote, or top and place in wash bucket then dump into belt. The cartons or totes for the product are constructed by unfolding and bending the material as designed to form a box. Carton is labeled and marked as required. The process is repeated. The cartons, totes, or bins are then stacked onto pallets on the deck of the harvester or trailer. Cartons or totes with product can weight up to 50 lbs. Empty pallets can weight up to 95 lbs but are carried by two persons.

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