Farmworkers

  • Full Time
  • Newport

Berries By Bill

Job Description

Sorghum, Fallow, Milo, & Rice: Workers will perform a variety of manual tasks appropriate for crops being planted cultivated and harvested. Workers will help in preparing the land for planting. This may include attaching farm implements such as a plow, disc and drill to tractor. May drive a tractor in field to till soil in preparation of planting. Worker may apply various types of fertilizer to the soil and plants. These bags can weigh between 60-75 lbs. Workers may cultivate and thin crops using a hoe. Workers will remove undesirable and excess growth, such as tassel, suckers, and weeds by hand.Carries supplies such as bags and bailing wires to the fields. Clears irrigation ditches, using shovel. Workers may husk and shell corn. Loads and unloads trucks, unloads grain onto conveyors to storage bins or elevators. Cleans and lubricates farm machines.

Strawberries, Watermelons, Sweet Corn, Peas, Pumpkins, and Cantaloupes: Workers will bend and stoop to pick vegetables according to size, color, shape and degree of maturity and place into field containers. Workers may be required to install and remove plastic from rows. Workers may carry full container weighing approximately forty (40) lbs. and empty into field bin or load onto trailer. May be required to pull and discard culls as directed by supervisor. Pickers will take care not to bruise or scar produce. Pre-harvest activities may include transplanting, hoeing, hand weeding, installing and removing drip irrigation and plastic, hand seeding, and general ship care up to and after harvest. Workers may be required to string plants. Workers will stand on feet for long periods of time. Workers are required to work in fields when plants are wet with dew or rain. Temperatures in fields during working hours can range from forty (40) to over one hundred (100) degrees.

Packing House: Workers will perform various duties associated with packing employer’s products. This includes grading, sorting and packaging. Workers will flow standard work methods and practice safe work habits to ensure production is as efficient and safe as possible. Workers must follow all standard food safety methods and practices to ensure product is handled in clean and safe manner.Workers must remove sprouts and/or strings from sweet potatoes as they move along the line. Workers will sort potatoes according to customers’ specifications by removing rotten, and damaged and out of specification sweet potatoes from pack line. Workers will fold and stack cardboard and/or reusable plastic containers. All production workers are expected to be available to work in all areas of production.

To apply for this job email your details to assistant@newportaredc.org