Employment

Job Title Packer/Sorter
Supervisor Helper/Floor Supervisor
Position Type Non-Supervisory-Seasonal
Pay  $10.50
Weekly Hours Varies on season

Objective

The primary function of this position is to inspect cherries for defects according to specifications provided, i.e. color, shape, bruises, softness, grade, sunburn and punctures. As the fruit moves across the sorting table, the worker will sort out defective cherries and reach approximately 14″ to place the cherries into one of three cull chutes located in the center of the sorting or side of the table. Additionally, the worker removes any leaves or debris from the fruit and being able to work with packaging equipment, focus on distribution of final product while maintaining consistent work flow.

 

Qualifications

  • Communicate well with others
  • Follow verbal directions
  • Ability to do highly repetitive physical work, paying attention to detail
  • Knowledge of fruit grades and sizes desirable
  • Fruit packing experience desired
  • Ability to stand in the same place for a long period of time
  • Ability to work under wet conditions

 

Elements of Position

  • Observing and evaluating cherries as they move across the sorting table.
  • Reaching/Handling at waist level to transfer and discard defective cherries into one of three cull chutes
  • Reaching/Handling to remove leaves and debris
  • Standing in the same place for a long period of time
  • Sorting fruit out of water conductions
  • Observing and evaluating the packing material
  • Reaching/Handling at waist level to operate packaging equipment
  • Reaching/Handling to distribute final product

Physical requirements

  • Constant standing, use of both hands, manual & finger dexterity for rolling/manipulating cherries for inspection, grasping and handling cherries to transfer them to a cull chute.
  • Constant reaching below shoulder height to work off the sorting table, rolling, transferring or discarding cherries
  • Constant lifting 0 – 1 pound to lift/place fruit into the cull chutes
  • Infrequent twisting and bending at waist when leaning/reaching – varies according to variety and quality of cherries being processed
  • Seldom to occasional walking and climbing stairs to and from assigned workstation. The exact number of stairs that are required to be climbed varies according to the assigned workstation
  • Senses: hearing, sight (near, far, color)
  • Constant standing, use of both hands, repeatedly hand movement with the packaging equipment
  • Constant reaching below shoulder height to grab packing material, transferring final product
  • Constant lifting 25 pound
  • Infrequent twisting and bending at waist when leaning/reaching-varies according to variety and quality of final product

 

Job Title General Labor
Supervisor Line Labor Supervisor
Position Type Non-Supervisory-Seasonal
Pay $10.50
Weekly Hours Varies on season

Objective

The objective of this position contains several duties though out the packing facility, Stacking, lifting, dumping fruit, picking up fruit from the floor, cleaning, crawling in tight places, working in wet areas for a long period of time, packing, sorting and any other duties that are assigned  under the direction of the Line labor supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Able to lift 40 pounds overhead repetitively over work shift
  • Ability to communicate and work well with others
  • Perform repetitive functions paying attention to detail
  • Able to work in constant cold temperature (35 degrees)
  • Ability to work with and around water for a long period of time
  • Perform all assigned duties in a proper and timely manner
  • Ability to follow and obey management instruction

Elements of Position

  • Separate and stack packed boxes
  • Set up and prepare pallets to stack packed boxes on
  • Maintain a clean work area, free of safety hazards
  • Picking up fruit from the floor
  • Dumping fruit
  • Cleaning
  • Working in wet area for a long period of time
  • Packing
  • Sorting
Job Title Data Entry Clerk
Supervisor Data Entry Supervisor
Position Type Non-Supervisory-Seasonal
Pay TBD
Weekly Hours Varies on season

Objective

The basic objectives of this position are input and create an accurate inventory.

 

Qualifications

  • Ability to perform repetitive, detailed work quickly and accurately in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to work without much supervision
  • Good computer and calculator (10-key) skills preferred
  • Ability to communicate and work well with other employees, supervisors and managers in a timely manner.
  • Have flexible scheduling during the work season

Elements of Position

  • Submit final pack-outs to immediate supervisor
  • Maintain pack-out files
  • Create inventories
  • Work with packing lines to determine accuracy of reporting
  • Work within deadline time constraints quickly and accurately
Job Title Sanitation
Supervisor Sanitation Supervisory
Position Type Non-Supervisory-Seasonal
Pay TBD
Weekly Hours Varies on season

Objective

The objective of this position is to clean and maintain the warehouse, parking lot and storage facilities

 

Qualifications
• Ability to understand and speak both English and Spanish preferred
• Ability to perform repeated tasks with attention to detail

 

Elements of Position

• Operate sweeper and scrubber in appropriate areas around the plant
• Empty garbage cans and dumpsters
• Clean and mop appropriate areas
• Dump bulk loads
• Use caution with cleaning chemicals
• Pick up all fruit from floor
• Wash/sanitize fruit belts and packing equipment
• Ability to operate packing equipment
• Understanding of shed sanitation requirements

Job Title Helper
Supervisor Floor Supervisor
Position Type Supervisory-Seasonal
Pay TBD
Weekly Hours Varies on season

Objective

The basic objective of this position is to support the Floor Lady in their responsibilities to manage the Cherry Sorters and Cherry Packer personnel

Qualifications

  • Person may have knowledge of fruit defects, varieties, machinery, and supplies
  • Excellent communication and personnel interaction and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to train new hires and promote employees in job functions
  • 2 years of packing experience preferred

Elements of Position

  • Must be able to get along well with others
  • Monitor sorters, packers and final packing of goods
  • Answer to Floor Lady in regard to employee issues / conflict management
  • Safety of personnel; addressing all potential safety hazards
Job Title Box Maker
Supervisor Assist. Production Manager
Position Type Non-Supervisory-Seasonal
Pay TBD
Weekly Hours Varies on season

Objective

The basic objective of this position is to form boxes in the box machine with unmade boxes and glue.

 

Qualifications

  • Read English
  • Communicate well with others
  • Ability to do highly repetitive inspecting work, paying attention to detail

Elements of Position

  • Communicate with Line Operator to know what packaging material and quantities are needed for your shift
  • Keep ample supply of material needed as to not create a slowdown in production
  • Load box machine with flat carton stock
  • Check and reload glue so as to not run out
  • Keep maintenances on box machine
  • Keep record of packaging supply in order to inform production manager when supply is low
Job Title Safety Officer
Supervisor Production Assistant/Safety Coordinator
Position Type Non-Supervisory-Seasonal
Pay TBD
Weekly Hours Varies on season

Objective

The primary objective of this position is to increase safety awareness through appropriate promotional methods and channels of communication.

 

Qualifications

  • Ability to perform repetitive, detailed work quickly and accurately
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Ability to communicate and work well with other employees, supervisors and managers in a timely manner.
  • Have flexible work schedule during the season
  • Ability to read/write and understand English
  • Knowledge of company Injury Illness Prevention Program

Elements of Position

  • Oversee plant safety activities to maintain a safe and productive work environment for the company’s workforce
  • Perform safety & food safety inspections to identify and correct potential hazards, and to ensure health and safety regulation compliance
  • Help organize safety incentive program
  • Help organize monthly safety meetings for production department
  • Disciplining employees for not following safe work procedures
Job Title Forklift Operator
Supervisor Varies on Department
Position Type Non-Supervisory-Seasonal
Pay TBD
Weekly Hour Varies on season

Objective

The basic objective of this position is to distribute fruit bins, empty bins, packaging material and other miscellaneous objects to the necessary areas or on/off trucks in a safe and efficient manner.

Qualifications

  • Person must have knowledge of using a forklift in a safe and secure manner
  • Understand all functions of the forklift and be able to inspect the lift before a work day
  • Be able to move empty/full bins, material to designated areas accordingly
  • Set and attain goals, maintain attention to detail working within deadlines
  • Ability to read, write, count, multitask and communicate well with others
  • Warmerdam Packing, LP forklift training – additional ability to drive in confined areas
  • Previous forklift experience required
  • Capable to perform repetitive functions paying attention to detail
  • Flexible to work 7 days and overtime on any shift if necessary

 

  • Elements of Position
  • Unload cargo and load and balance cargo on and off of trucks
  • Organize fruit inventory in warehouse
  • Follow all safety procedures; honk at curtains, wear seat belt, respect pedestrians
  • Perform daily forklift inspections in an accurate and effective manner
  • Maintain a clean/clear work area
  • Supply production line with product
  • Keep records of bins brought in and weights from bins taken out.
Job Title Line Operator
Supervisor Production Manager
Position Type Supervisory-Seasonal
Pay DOE
Weekly Hours Varies on season

Objective

The basic objective of this position is to oversee the complete function of the Packing Line including personnel management, packing line equipment, maintaining quality control.

Qualifications

  • Person must have knowledge of fruit sizes, varieties, machinery and supplies
  • Ability to train
  • Knowledge of personnel management
  • Basic math, computer and clerical skills
  • Excellent communication and personal interactive skills
  • Ability to perform detailed functions and make quick informative decisions during periods of high pressure

Elements of Position

  • Supervise and train personnel
  • Coordinate with Sales, Quality Control, Logistics and Production Lines
  • Interact with other Pack Line Supervisors for consistency in performance
  • Complete appropriate administrative paperwork
  • Resolve all types of problems as they arise
  • Monitoring of product quality and packing supplies needed to operate
  • Technical knowledge of production equipment for maintaining optimum output
  • Monitor and dictate line speed according to quality
Job Title: Shipping Dispatcher
Position Type: Non-Supervisory-Seasonal
Reports To: Shipping Supervisor & Manager
Pay: TBD
Weekly Hours: Varies on season
Objective
The basic objective of this position is to provide clerical and basic office support for shipping office and top of the line customer service. Maintains good communication within all departments, customers, and truck drivers.

 

Qualifications
·         Have good math and general office skills

·         Ability to communicate well with others (Bi-Lingual Desired)

·         Capable to handle multiple tasks at one time (multi-task)

·         High School Diploma, GED, or 2yrs minimum related work experience

·         Flexible to work 7-days and overtime on any shift if necessary

 

Elements Of Position

·         Answer phone calls and assists on directions, scheduling appointments, inventories and order status properly and accurately

·          Works with sales on special loading instructions and resolving any problems that arise

·         Monitor Famous System’s inventory, determine problem orders for resolution, and completes export certificates (PHYTOS)

·         Checks-in all truck, assigns door, and hands out the order to be loaded accordingly, effectively, and accurately

·         Checks-out all trucks with accurate BOL (Bill Of Lading), by checking counts and tags turned in along with PICK TICKET

·         Confirms counts of incoming fruit along with delivery sheet matches and receives into Famous inventory by creating pallet tags

·         Keeps track of all physical inventories, and reports any adjustments and maintains CHEP inventory updated

·         Keeps all sales orders and delivery sheets filed accordingly and effectively

·         Maintain office clean and organized at all times

 

Physical Requirements

·         Constantly sitting, twisting, standing, walking, and handling

·         Rarely crouching, stooping, pushing/pulling (10lbs +), and lifting/carrying (20lbs +)

·         Senses: speaking, hearing, sight (near, far, color)

 

Environmental Factors

·         Work is mainly performed indoors in Shipping Office and Warehouse (Cold-Rooms/Loading-Docks); In Shipping Office is an enclosed room with moderate noise environment, good lighting, minimum dust and controllable room temp of low 60-degrees to high 80-degrees. In Warehouse is an average noise environment and in a low 29-degrees temp to high 50-degrees temp.
Job Title: Receiving Clerk
Position Type: Non-Supervisory-Seasonal
Supervisor: Receiving Supervisor & Manager
Pay: TBD
Weekly Hours: Varies on season
Objective
The basic objective of this position is to receive all calls inbound/outbound fruits, containers, packing materials and other miscellaneous items with the proper paperwork handling and verification of accurate documentation.
 

Qualifications

·         Have good math skills and computer knowledge

·         Ability to communicate well with others (Bi-Lingual Desired)

·         High School diploma, GED, or 2yrs related work experience

·         Flexible to work 7-days and overtime on any shift if necessary

 

Elements Of Position

·         Confirms counts and documentation on any receiving fruit, packaging material, and miscellaneous items

·         Weighs all incoming fruit bins maintaining proper and accurate counts and weights of each growers/block  fruit

·         Input data into Famous system in a timely and accurate manner

·         Signs out with proper BOL all drivers on any outgoing loads of fruit, material, and miscellaneous items

·         Double checks accuracy of all paperwork and resolves all related problems as they arise

·         Performs physical inventories and monitors inventories in Famous to adjust and report if necessary

·         Set and attain goals, maintaining attention to detail, and working within deadlines

·         Maintains communication with growers for updated estimates and communicates information with shed departments

·         Assists on maintaining area clean and organized

Job Title QC Tech I, II & III
Supervisor QC Manager
Position Type Non-Supervisory-Seasonal
Pay TBD
Weekly Hours Seasonal (<40->60hrs.)

Objective

The primary duty of this position is to monitor and check the company’s product for grade and quality consistency.

Qualifications

  • Ability to read, write in English
  • Ability to communicate well with others
  • Prior fresh produce packing experience desired
  • Basic computer and spreadsheet skills
  • Availability to work all shifts, all days of the week
  • Understand company food safety concepts
  • GED or High School diploma desired
  • Ability to use refractometer, penetrometer, stem-pull measuring equipment, firm tech device, color and size grids
  • Good visual acuity with no colorblindness

Elements of Position

  • Inspect raw and finished product quality, condition and grade against USDA and company standards
  • Prepare computer spreadsheets
  • Monitor product carton labeling correctness
  • Evaluate food safety activity
  • Complete documentation records
  • Computer entry of QC data
  • E-mail information to desired departments (management, production, sales, accounting)
  • Minimum one year WP QC experience required for Tech II level
  • Tech III to be determined by Manager.
Job Title Bin Controller
Supervisor Data Entry Supervisor
Position Type Non-Supervisory-Seasonal
Pay TBD
Weekly Hours Varies on season

Objective

The basic objective of this position is to provide an accurate account of inventories brought into the production line. This includes verifying that all information being received into production based on production schedule is correct.

Qualifications

  • Ability to perform repetitive, detailed work quickly and accurately
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to pay attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate and work well with other employees, supervisors and managers in a timely manner.
  • Have a flexible work schedule during the season
  • Ability to read/write and understand English

Elements of Position

  • Communicate with production forklift driver amount of bins needed for a steady flow required for the production line
  • Locate bins according to productions line’s daily run schedule
  • Keep records of bins being placed on production line
  • Notify packing line operator’s, floor ladies and tally clerk of Block ID changes
  • Keep record of trash and cull weights
  • Issue bin inventory, and input trash/cull weights
  • Manage flow of bins loaded onto production line by notifying forklift drivers
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15650 Excelsior Ave, Hanford, CA 93230