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Phil Sandifer & Sons Farms

Blackville, SC

H2A Available Job

Number of Workers Requested:  70
The farm work position includes duties associated with planting and harvesting of cantaloupe, watermelon, cucumber and squash. This work can require standing, walking, stooping, bending, and lifting up to 75 pounds for long periods of time outdoors in all weather conditions. It also includes making important decisions based on size, coloring, and ripeness according to prescribed standards. This work requires adherence to important food safety and quality standard operating procedures and the ability to work quickly and consistently alongside fellow workers with a positive, professional, team-based attitude and a consideration for the safety and health of fellow workers and of the consumers who will purchase and consume the fresh produce grown, harvested, packed, and shipped from the farm. Watermelons: Instruction will be given for each task and standards of performance communicated to worker. Workers will be responsible for planting, weeding, harvesting. Workers will be assigned a row or series of rows and required to select and pick produce according to criteria outlined and demonstrated by managers such as size, coloring, and ripeness. They will be responsible for in-field grading and discarding of poor quality, rotting, and/or over-ripened produce. Workers will gently load the good quality produce onto trailers, taking care to avoid damage or bruising. Workers will then dump watermelons off of trailer or buses. Culls are graded out and passing fruit is placed in boxes. Cantaloupe: Workers must use care when performing their farm work duties and exercise consciousness to not damage or bruise the fruit and vegetables. Workers will be responsible for planting, weeding, harvesting. Workers must adhere to all safety rules as instructed by their supervisors and all farm work operations must meet the standards and specifications given by the employer. Workers will be assigned a row or series of rows and required to select and pick produce according to criteria outlined and demonstrated by managers such as size, coloring, and ripeness. They will be responsible for in-field grading and discarding of poor quality, rotting, and/or over-ripened produce. Workers will gently load the good quality produce onto conveyors, taking care to avoid damage or bruising. Passing fruit will then be placed in boxes. Cucumbers and Squash: Workers will bend and stoop to pick vegetables according to size, color, shape and degree of maturity and place into field containers. A knife will be provided. Workers will be responsible for planting, weeding, harvesting. Workers must use care when performing their farm work duties and exercise consciousness to not damage or bruise the fruit and vegetables. Workers must adhere to all safety rules as instructed by their supervisors and all farm work operations must meet the standards and specifications given by the employer. Workers will be assigned a row or series of rows and required to select and pick produce according to criteria outlined and demonstrated by managers such as size, coloring, and ripeness. They will be responsible for in-field grading and discarding of poor quality, rotting, and/or over-ripened produce. Workers will gently load the good quality produce onto conveyor, taking care to avoid damage or bruising. Workers will unload boxes, dump in water tank and grade out culls. Then workers will pack in boxes and stack on pallets, making sure to maintain good sanitation practices on packing lines and shed floor.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:  Yes
Months of Experience Required:  3
Number of Hours Per Week:  40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):  7:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:  Phil Sandifer & Sons Farms
Location:  Blackville, SC 29817
Telephone Number:  +18032845111

Worksite Address:

1583 Mt. Zion Rd, Blackville, SC 29817

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