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Smith Packing, Inc.

Nipomo, CA

H-2A Employer

Number of Workers Requested:  26
Field Worker. Harvest Iceberg Lettuce, Romaine, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and similar crops. Cut, bag, pack, and load fresh produce in the field of the correct quality, size and weight. Continual visual examination of produce to determine if product is right for harvesting. Cutting is done on harvesting machine by using hands and cutting knife. 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 packed into a carton, bag, tote or bin. Place commodity into appropriate packing box. Place completed packed product onto moving equipment, such as conveyors. Mark cartons by using marking tools. Examine and inspect containers, packaging material and product to ensure that packing specifications are met. Stack 25 lb boxes from the conveyor to the pallets. Employees may be required to lift empty pallets weighing 45 lbs. The process is repeated. Workers will not perform weeding activities by hand in a stopped, kneeling or squatting position. Machine Operator. Qualifying workers may operate specialized machinery after undergoing several hours of safety training and passing a hands-on tractor driving exam. Responsible for general operation of tractors and machines under the supervision of the Supervisor/Foreperson. Qualifying workers must demonstrate willingness, basic knowledge of driving a tractor and the ability to operate agricultural machinery in a safe manner. Tractor drivers will be responsible for movement of tractors and machinery in and around ranches with or without loaded attachments. Hitch and unhitching attachments. Sit for long periods of time. Operate breaks, gears, pedals, reading gauges and steering controls while driving. Refuel and maintain tractor operations to ensure optimum performance. Conduct daily maintenance checks prior to operating the tractor. Reports break downs and understands and abides by safety procedures and performance standards.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:  Yes
Months of Experience Required:  1
Special Requirements:  Qualifying workers must have one month of agricultural experience. All qualified applicants must have the authorization to work in the United State, be willing to perform the agricultural duties as described in this job order and be able to meet the physical demands of the position and the employer’s work schedule with or without reasonable accommodation.
Number of Hours Per Week:  35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):  6:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:  Smith Packing Inc.
Location:  Santa Maria, CA 93454
Telephone Number:  +18053481817

Worksite Address:

Oso Flaco Lake Rd and Highway 1, Nipomo, CA 93444

Tagged as: H2A Available Jobs

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