Brothers Best Labor, Inc.
Santa Ynez , CA

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Job Description and Requirements: This job offer includes the Planting, Harvesting, and Packing of Squash, Chili Pepper, Bell Pepper, Tomatillo/Tomato, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cilantro, Peas, Grapes, and Fava Beans as well as General Labor which may include Hoeing, Irrigation, Tractor Driving, Weeding(Long-handled Hoe), and Plastic Removal, Pruning, Shoot Thinning, Suckering, Leafing, Hedging, Shoot positioning, Pounding stakes, Wire Installation, Clip installation, Training Vines, Grow tube installation. The employer will abide by California Code Regulations at Title 8, section 3456. Descriptions are as follows: Squash harvesting (37%) is done by bending over in beds behind a packing trailer. Under the direction of the field supervisor, employee determines the size and quality of the product to be harvested. The product is then cut off the plant by hand and then a portion of the stem is trimmed with a hand knife for a fresh, consistent cut. The product is then placed on the packing trailer where it is hand sorted by the packer into different sized packs depending on a specific size, count, or weight requirement. Some varieties may require the product to be individually wrapped before placing in box. A stacker then stacks and palletizes the finished packed product onto pallets. Chili Pepper (4%), Bell Pepper (3%), and Tomatillo/Tomato (3%), Peas (2%), Fava Beans (2%) harvesting is done by bending over in beds behind a packing trailer. Under the direction of the field supervisor, employee determines the size and quality of the product to be harvested. The product is then cut off the plant by hand (husk removed if applicable) and placed in buckets which are then dumped into bins on the pallet or into cartons on the packing trailer. A stacker then stacks and palletizes the cartons onto pallets. Grape harvesting (2%) is done by cutting the grapes from the vines with a knife and placing them in buckets that are then dumped into bins that are placed on trailers. Cilantro harvesting (10%) is done by bending over in beds behind a packing trailer or without a packing trailer. Under the direction of the field supervisor, employee determines the size and quality of the product to be harvested. Then using a harvesting hand knife, the employee cuts the appropriate amount of product from its roots, and cleans by hand the defective leaves and trims the stems. The product is then tied, sleeved or banded. The product is then packed in a box with specific count or weight requirement. A stacker then stacks and palletizes the finished packed product onto pallets. Broccoli/Cauliflower harvesting (10%) is done by bending over in beds behind a packing trailer. Under the direction of the field supervisor, employee determines the size and quality of the product to be harvested. The product is then cut off the plant using a hand knife for a fresh, clean cut. The product is then placed on the packing trailer where it is hand sorted by the packer into different sized packs depending on a specific size, count, or weight requirement. Some packs may require additional cuts or trimming and banding of bunches before placing in box/bin/crate. A stacker then stacks and palletizes the finished packed product onto pallets. Squash (7%), Chili Pepper (2%), Bell Pepper (1%) and Tomatillo/Tomato (1%), Peas (1%), Fava Beans (1%) Grapes (1%) Planting is done by walking in the furrow carrying a tray of plants and bending over to plant individual plants in the appropriate spacing determined by the field supervisor. For the grape planting, additional steps are needed. Pounding stakes down the farrow in order to support the vines once they begin to grow. Grow tube installation around the newly planted vines help with protecting the plants in the early stages of growth, along with training of the vines in order to get them to grow straight up from the ground. The wire Installation and clip installation follow in order to support the vines in the later stages of growth.

Job Requirements

Special Requirements:  Training and drug screening will be provided at employer’s expense. For the safety of our employees, drug testing will occur upon management’s notification that an employee is behaving in a manner which shows he or she might be under the influence. The company may drug test at any time post-hire at no cost to the worker. Workers will be paid $16.05 per hour but no less than higher of the AEWR in effect at the time work is performed, the prevailing hourly wage or piece rate, the agreed upon collective bargaining wage, or the Federal or State minimum wage for all hours worked. Employer assures that the required wage rate will be paid at the time the work is performed. Employer will abide by the California overtime rules for agricultural workers working in California (i.e. Overtime will be paid at $24.09, 150% of the hourly wage rate after 8.5 hours of work per day or 45 hours per week and for the first 8 hours on the seventh day of work and double the regular pay after 8 hours of work)
Number of Hours Per Week:  36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):  7:00 A.M. – 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:  Brothers Best Labor, Inc.
Location:  Santa MariaCA 93458
Telephone Number:  +18059348491

Worksite

Address:  3950 Roblar Ave
        Santa Ynez , CA 93460
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