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Camacho Harvest LLC

Lyons, GA

H2A Available Job

Number of Workers Requested:  64
Perform manual labor to plant, cultivate, harvest, grade and pack watermelon and harvest Vidalia onions. All job activities are required to be done cautiously as not to damage growing crops or product. Harvest Vidalia onions by picking up onions, clipping top and roots using shears, placing in bucket, walking to bin and dumping bucket into bin, or handing bucket to a dumper. Dumpers will empty buckets and give the harvester back the empty bucket with a token/ticket. Unload and load boxes of onions by hand and using machinery. Use hand tools, such as shears, shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, and knives. Open fields by moving onions from one row to another row to open up a driveway for the machinery. Transplant watermelon; carry a tray of plants down the row, or ride a transplanter, and gently place seedlings into holes previously made by equipment and adequately pack dirt around each plant. Tend to and water seedlings. Move vines and fruit in the field in order to prevent damage by cultivation or harvest. Walk fields and uproot unwanted weeds and plants by hand and place in designated areas. Harvest, grade, sort and load watermelons using hand tools. During the cutting process, a farm worker walks in a designated area selecting mature watermelons to be harvested by sight only. Once a watermelon has been selected for harvest, the cutter will sever the watermelon from the vine with a knife and place it in the designated area. The selection of mature watermelons to be harvested is based on appearance only considering the variances in shape, size, weight, and external color while also considering other factors such as location of vine, age of crop, number of times crop has been cut, growing conditions of crop, as well as variety of watermelons. Once the watermelon is severed from the vine, cutters determine the grade or class of the watermelon and discard any watermelons with defects which render them unmarketable. During the loading process, a farm worker walks in a designated area while lifting preselected watermelons, then pitches the watermelons to another farm worker who catches the watermelons and pitches them to another farm worker or gently places them in the designated area or transport vehicle. Watermelons are unloaded and packed by hand using aid of conveyor belts and sizing machines. In the packing process, watermelons are unloaded from harvest transport vehicle where employees lift watermelons from harvest vehicle and pass to another employee who gently places the watermelon on the in feed conveyer. The watermelon then travels into the packing facility where it is graded by hand and disbursed to the correct packing station by the sizing machine. Worker then lifts the fruit from the sizing station and gently places watermelons in bin while assuring count and pack layout for each bin is correct for their sizing station. Erecting boxes, placing pallets at stations and placing boxes at stations is a duty necessary to keep production flowing and is part of the packing process. Participate in irrigation activities. Set up and operate irrigation equipment. Clear and maintain irrigation ditches. Pull weeds, clean and maintain field and work areas. Transport drinking water to field workers. Inform supervisors of crop progress. Duties also include field sanitation. As a minor activity, workers may operate farm vehicles and equipment. Assist with Good Agricultural Practices policies. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker’s ability to perform the job. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:  Yes
Months of Experience Required:  1
Special Requirements:  One month of verifiable farm work experience is required. Walk, bend, reach, stoop, push, pull, lift, carry and load up to 50 lbs. for prolonged periods of time. Perform repetitive movements. Most job duties require workers to work in extremely hot and/or wet weather.
Number of Hours Per Week:  40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):  8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:  Camacho Harvest LLC
Location:  Reidsville, GA 30453
Telephone Number:  +19122379102

Worksite Address:

Terry Front – Hwy 86, Lyons, GA 30436

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