Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop
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New Market, AL 35761
Description: Temporary job 02/17/2017 – 11/11/2017.
Loose Watercress Harvest • Watercress is grown in a “bed” which is a growing area surrounded by low banks and with water about ¾ inches deep flowing through it. • Worker will be issued a set of waterproof rubber boots, Kevlar mesh gloves, a plastic apron and a harvesting knife. • Worker is responsible for keeping their knife sharp.
Skills: 3 months experience
Duties: Hourly work may include many different tasks of general farm labor such as: leveling beds, pulling weeds, cleaning ditches, planting, managing harvest totes during machine harvesting of watercress and other crops, scouting for insects, tractor spraying, repairing PVC irrigation lines, solid fertilization, regulating water, assembling harvest boxes, machine harvesting and washing harvest totes, tractor bedding, burning, mowing, scratching, loading/unloading plants, loading and unloading final product and general farm and pack house cleanup , etc. Loose Watercress Harvest, Bunch Watercress Harvest, Bulk Watercress for Soup, Packing House Labor: Dumping Tubs, Packing Bunches, Packing Sleeves, Icing the Boxes, Stacking the boxes, Storing the pallets. Instructions in proper procedures for each of these jobs will be provided in training. Workers are responsible for following the recommendations of supervisors in performing these tasks.