D & D Strawberry Patch LLC
H2A Available Job
Number of Workers Requested: 9
Full Time: Yes
Strawberries: Duties may vary from time to time. Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Fruit pickers harvest, sort and gather fruit with their hands. Gently remove fruit from branches and vines making sure not to damage fruit. Pickers are expected to work quickly and efficiently. Strawberries grow on low-lying plants, so you must have the endurance and strength to bend over for a long period of time. You will need to be kneeled for a long period of time collecting the strawberries. Once you have removed fruit from the plant you will need to place them in a bucket carefully so no injury may occur to them. Once the bucket is full, you will empty into crates and boxes. Fruit pickers must be detail-oriented, fast, and reliable so they can remove fruit without loss. Prune strawberry bushes by hand using pruning shears and loppers. Mustard Greens, Turnip Greens, Radishes, Cabbage, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, & Cauliflower: Workers will help in the process of planting and harvesting (by hand). Workers will pick the vegetables, place in a wash bucket and package (washing and packaging occurs in the field). Remove debris from fields using hoes, shovels, baskets, etc. Worker must be able to withstand working in the direct sunlight and weather conditions ranging from hot and humid weather, moderate rain and cold while performing their required duties. Harvesters must carefully, yet quickly, inspect fruit and bushes for signs of disease, insect manifestations, worms, rot and remove or replace bushes as directed by farm manager. Each worker must pick the plants clean of all ripe fruits/vegetables. It is the picker’s responsibility to sort good product from contaminated or rotting fruits/vegetables to ensure produce is routed to appropriate facilities for cleaning and distribution. Shovel, haul, spread manure, dig holes, ditches, and trenches. Use hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil, applying fertilizers, transplanting, pulling weeds, raking, cleaning around shed area, thinning or pruning crops, applying pesticides, cleaning, grading, and packing harvested product. May drive truck or bus to transport workers to and from worksites, grocery and or laundry and will require a valid Driver’s License. **The ability of an employee to safely operate vehicles will be left up to the discretion of management. To ensure the safety of all employees, those interested in operating vehicles must be able to communicate with employer and adequately follow instructions given by management. 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. **Use hand tools such as: shovels, hoes, brooms, scissors, shears and knives. Duties also include cleaning, loading and unloading harvested products. 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: Yes
Months of Experience Required: 3
Special Requirements: Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Applicants must be 18 years or older. Employer may conduct a criminal background check on all new applicants for employment. Job requires 3 months experience in harvesting, grading, sorting, and loading strawberries. No minimum education is required. The majority of the workday is spent on ones feet and outdoors. Workers may stand in one place for any period of time. Workers must be able to climb, stand, sit, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, bend (from the waist), push, pull, reach and lift up to 80lbs. Work is performed in outdoor agricultural fields and involves exposure to sun, wind, rain, soil, mud, dust, heat, cold and other natural elements. Workers must be able to withstand working in the direct sunlight and weather conditions ranging from hot and humid weather, moderate rain and cold while performing their required job duties.
Number of Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule (Start/End time): 7:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Company Name: D and D Strawberry Patch, LLC
Location: Independence, LA 70443
Telephone Number: +19852698483
52181 S Fontana Road, Independence, LA 70443