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Harvest Team Worker - Contractor

St Petersburg, FL

Overview

6 Open Positions. This is a 1099 Independent Contractor Position. Pay by PIECEWORK only.

The Harvest Worker starts as a novice position with little to no previous experience required but can extend to experienced agricultural employees with a focus on production. This is a predominantly physical/manual labor position. Harvest Workers will manually plant, cultivate, harvest, pack, and maintain crops under the instruction of the Shift Supervisor or Team Leader. The position will primarily harvest lettuces and leafy greens.

Responsibilities

Harvest leafy greens in a safe, efficient manner, ensuring productivity and quality goals are met or exceeded focusing on the following traits;

Thoroughness
Quality
Speed

Appropriately mark their work or finished product with their worker ID, as directed.
Pack and load harvested products.
Safely and responsibly use any hand tools provided by Farm, such as pruning shears and return them in good condition at the end of each assignment. Utilizes best practices based on instruction from supervisor(s).
Perform other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

Ability to focus on a single task for extended periods of time.
Ability to stay focused while in a group of peers.
Ability to follow instructions and retain training information.
Ability to work independently while meeting or exceeding quotas.
High manual dexterity

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements:

Pass a background check and other pre-employment screening;
Demonstrate an interest in local indoor farming and/or agriculture;
Be able to discuss Brick Street Farms, including its core values, focus, products and primary markets;
Remain focused while performing repetitive functions;
Have reliable transportation to the farm and be able to arrive at the work site by 6:45 am, or as otherwise instructed;

Physical Requirements:

Tolerate cool indoor temperature for 6-10 hours a day;
Repetitively lift and carry items up 25 lbs.;
Stand, sit, bend, kneel, stretch and squat for long periods of time while using best practices to maintain strong long term personal health;
Demonstrate sufficient dexterity of hands, arms and fingers to be able to perform the principal responsibilities of the job, including to harvest; to install, position, and move materials; and to manipulate tools and equipment.

Performance Standards:

Needs to be able to meet daily production quotas of harvesting, set based on farm productivity and gauged by other expert harvesters. Must maintain 80%+ quota maintenance to retain employment. Rewards available for exceeding productivity expectations.
Must be available for at least 3 days per week.

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Job Information

Location:St Petersburg, FL
Type:Contract
Compensation:Contractor 1099
Level:Associate
Function:Production
Posted On:October 5, 2020
Job ID:12743
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