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Petrocco Farms, Inc.

Brighton, CO

H2A Available Job

Number of Workers Requested:  31
Begin date: 6/11/2024
End date: 11/27/2024
Crops/Commodities: Beet root, Bell peppers, Cabbages, Kale, Collards, Corn, Fennel, Greens, Green beans, Hard squashes, Herbs, Lettuce, Onions, Peppers, Romaine lettuce, Root crops, Sweet corn, Swiss chard, Tomatillos, Turnips, other row vegetables, and melons, including conventionally and organically raised varieties. Workers will perform field work associated with vegetable cultivation and harvest including weeding, thinning and transplanting by hand, harvesting/picking and field packing/loading vegetables into containers. Employer will provide gloves and kneepads for any activities associated with hand-weeding or thinning. Picks, cuts, lifts, or pulls crop to harvest them. Workers must be able to distinguish between vegetable plants and weeds. May assist with irrigation and shovel/clean irrigation ditches. Workers will use hand tools, such as but not limited to hoes and shovels. Once workers have been instructed in food safety rules pertaining to commodity production, compliance with such will be expected. The majority of the work will be performed in the field rather than company’s packing sheds but, workers may be asked to work in the packing sheds to sort, pack, ice and load vegetables onto trucks. Workers must be physically able to perform the work which involves lifting boxes weighing up to 70 pounds to a height of 5 feet. Workers may operate tractors occasionally. Workers with an insurable driver’s license may be asked to drive farm vehicles to transport produce from field to market/storage facilities within a 50-mile radius of farm. Workers will be trained in USDA Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification standards. Failure to abide by GAP standards will be grounds for dismissal. Employer has a strict prohibition on tobacco usage. No smoking or tobacco use of any kind will be permitted in the fields, in worker housing, or anywhere on company premises. This is necessary to maintain the integrity of the farm’s production certification as well as to protect against the Tomato-Tobacco Mosaic Virus disease, which is transmitted by hands and tools contaminated with tobacco by-products. Employer reserves the right to discharge any employee found smoking or found in possession of smoking materials including cigarettes, cigars, snuff, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, marijuana or smoking paraphernalia. “Employer will abide by all of Colorado’s agricultural laws to include Senate Bill 21-087 (“SB87″) and all subsequent Overtime and Minimum Pay Standards Orders (COMPS orders).”

Job Requirements

Experience Required:  Yes
Months of Experience Required:  3
Special Requirements:  This job requires a minimum of three months of prior experience working on a diversified vegetable crop farm handling both manual and machine tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities. Workers must be able to perform manual as well as mechanized activities with accuracy and efficiency. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry up to 70 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required at random and post-accident.
Number of Hours Per Week:  48
Work Schedule (Start/End time):  6:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:  Petrocco Farms, Inc. – 4
Location:  Brighton, CO 80601
Telephone Number:  +13036596498

Worksite Address:

14110 Brighton Road, Brighton, CO 80601

Tagged as: H2A Available Jobs

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