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Job Title: Harvest Worker
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Location: Bakersfield, CA
 
“STRONG HISTORY. EXCITING FUTURE.”
Bolthouse Farms is located in California’s fertile San Joaquin Valley, known for high-quality consumer brands and innovative products. Bolthouse Farms is a market share leader in growing and distributing carrots. In addition, Bolthouse Farms produces and sells super- premium juices, smoothies, protein shakes and café beverages under the Bolthouse Farms brand name. In recent years, Bolthouse Farms diversified its offerings by launching a line of premium refrigerated yogurt and olive oil vinaigrette dressings. The Bolthouse Farms mission is to change the way people consume healthy foods and beverages. To learn more about the company’s mission and see the entire line of current products, visit www.bolthouse.com. 


JOB DUTIES:
Clean harvest equipment of all loose plants, vegetables, soil, stems, and roots
Assist with the set-up of the diesel powered Harvester and attach farm implements to Harvesters using bolts and hand tools
Load and unload crops or containers of materials, manually or using conveyors, hand-truck or transfer auger
Load hoppers, containers, or conveyors to feed machines with products using transfer augers, suction gates, shovels, or pitchforks 
Assist with the loading/unloading equipment and machinery such as tractors, harvesters, implements and other farms related items
Conduct light maintenance of carrot harvester
Maintain and clean other harvesting equipment 
Perform other duties as assigned


REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Traveling in carpool vans with other crew members
Must be able to adapt to changes in the work environment
Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
Must be able to work as a team and follow instructions
Ability to follow safety procedures
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  
High School Diploma or GED; or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Ability to work 75% of time in non local areas and 25% in local areas
Valid California Driver License and clean driving record
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Six months to one year previous experience as a farm worker preferred
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Must be able to carry/lift up to 50 pounds
Environmental exposure- seasonal outdoor temperatures
Material exposure- machine truck vibrations and moving mechanical 


HOURS & WORKDAY:
The days and hours for this position will vary and be based on the AG Wage Order which is subject to 9.5 hours a day and up to 55 hours per week
 
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