EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYPERI & SONS FARMS
Agricultural Equipment Operators wanted June 1 to November 15, 2019 for Peri & Sons Farms of California, LLC in Firebaugh, CA. There are 3 temporary positions available. Workers will be required to assist in the harvest of onions by performing the following duties: Workers must operate a tractor with onion lifting equipment to lift the onions out of the ground. Workers will operate a forklift to move full bins and load the bins onto a flatbed truck for storage. Workers will also provide the harvest crews with empty bins. Workers may transport crops and farm equipment between growing sites and to storage. All other duties assigned under this order will be those duties of Agricultural Equipment Operators, under the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Classification Code 45-2091. Work may be performed during light rain and in windy conditions and in temperatures in excess of 100° degrees F. Field work is very dusty. Workers will be seated while operating equipment for long periods of time. Workers will be required to walk in onion fields and stoop to collect dropped onions. Applicants must have 30 days verifiable experience in operating onion lifting farm equipment and general knowledge of onion harvesting practices. The standard work week is 8 hrs per day, Tuesday – Sunday. Hours of operation are set as a split shift; 6am to 10am & 6pm to 10pm 6 days per week. Three quarter of the hours in the contract period are guaranteed. Tools, supplies, equipment provided by employer at no cost to the worker. No cost housing will be provided for individual workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day, no family housing available. Reasonable transportation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be paid by the employer in the paycheck issued for the workers’ first pay period. Hourly rate is $13.92. Overtime rate of pay applies per the CA Wage Order for Agricultural occupations. Higher Hourly Rates and/or Bonuses may be paid to workers depending on prior work experience and job performance. Interested parties should apply to the California Employment Development Department. Reference Job #16529075.