Treasure Coast Farms One, Inc.
Port Saint Lucie, FL
H2A Available Job
Number of Workers Requested: 143
Full Time: Yes
Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Duties may vary from time to time. Following the Supervisors instructions, the worker will place a picking sack over their shoulder and carry an 18′ to 22′ ladder from the field truck to the area of the grove to be harvested. The picking sack is a canvas bag equipped with a shoulder strap for support, an opening for the insertion of fruit, and an opening to remove fruit. A fully loaded sack weighs between approximately 80 and 100 pounds, depending upon the size, condition, and variety of fruit. Worker positions ladder against the tree and within reach of the fruit in a leaning position, taking care not to break limbs, damage the tree, knock off fruit, or interfere with other workers, in a secure position to prevent slipping or falling and possible injury to themselves or other workers. Worker will remove fruit from the tree and place into pick sack. When picking sack is full, take full sack to fruit container located in the grove and drop fruit from pick sack into container. To perform this kind of work, the worker must be physically able to harvest citrus, fill his assigned sacks, and transport it to the tub. The employee must be able to climb ladders with extra weight of the sack. Workers may be asked to operate farm equipment, vehicles and ATVs in groves, water trailer to water plants, and any other equipment related to harvesting crops. **Safety training for use of farm equipment will be provided. Management reserves the right to restrict employees from operational duties who do not show a proficiency to effectively communicate with management and may therefore place other employees’ safety at risk. Workers may work in packinghouse. Packinghouse is part of the farm. Grove Clean-up: Workers may be required to perform miscellaneous grove clean-up work. These activities may include removing ladders, debris, boxes, discarded fruit from fields to clean growing areas, pruning, pulling vines, and weeds by hand or with hoe, painting trees, repair and or replace irrigation equipment, may maintain fence lines. Workers performing grove clean-up work will be paid the adverse effect wage rate, the prevailing rate or the minimum wage rate, the agreed upon collective bargaining wage or the Federal or State minimum wage whichever is higher, except where a special procedure is approved for an occupation or specific class of agricultural employment. Workers should expect little/no work when going from 1 variety of fruit to another depending on the maturation of each fruit. During this slow time, workers may choose to go home at their own expense. Raises and bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker, at the employer’s discretions, based on individual factors including but not limited to, performance, experience, number of hours worked in the season, number of seasons worked with the company, adherence to work rules and ability to follow supervisor instructions.
Experience Required: No
Special Requirements: Applicants must be 18 years or older. Employer may conduct a criminal background check on all new applicants for employment. Workers may be asked to help supervise with the harvesting in the fields. There is a lifting requirement of 80-100lbs. Workers must be able to work outside for at least 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance to repeat the picking process rapidly, working quickly and skillfully with their hands. All tools, supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to the worker. Proper work attire is required. Workers should come prepared wearing appropriate clothing and footwear for the environmental and working conditions described. Random drug testing may occur post hire at the employers expense. No cell phone usage during working hours. Cell phone can only be used during breaks, emergencies, and to communicate with supervisors when needed.
Number of Hours Per Week: 36
Work Schedule (Start/End time): 7:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Company Name: Treasure Coast Farms One, Inc. (Petition 2)
Location: Port St. Lucie, FL 34983
Telephone Number: +17722015375
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