Laborer
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Company:
Randhawa Ranch
Location:
Temecula, CA, USA
Job Posted:
30+ days ago

Laborer

JOB TITLE: Farm Hand

DEPARTMENT: Agriculture

SUPERVISOR: Rebecca

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GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
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The expectation is the Farm Hand should be available on-site, to live in a trailer that will be provided. 1-2 people maximum. No families or children. No smoking. Minimal alcohol on site. No marijuana. No illicit drug use. Housing is completely contingent on employment, including the internet and utilities. It does not include laundry or mailbox.


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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General: Agriculture
Daily:
Walk water meters - document numbers
Walk upper house perimeter- lock gates
Walk inside/outside lower house- look for water leaks
Check on dogs, walk and feed dogs (morning and evening) – brush hair
Walk fruit tree, garden and barn area – prune and pest control family fruit trees
Garden – water, weed, and maintain
Gopher traps – clear, place and control holes
Lawn monitoring
Landscape and Lawn sprinklers – monitor area watered and adjust; monitor for broken pipes/sprinklers and repair as needed

Weekly:
Mow all lawns – use ride on mower for large lawns; use small mower for upper house lawn
Blow driveways and roads
Fix sprinklers, repair irrigation pipes
Remove leaves
Lawn trim and weed removal
Hedge trimming as needed
Clean out all major drain covers and the area surrounding
Monitor spa- clean spa
Broom and mop deck
Weed spray driveways
Fertilize lawn, fruit trees, and sprinkler modifications
Gopher traps
Clean windows on lower house and garage
Snail pellets to family fruit trees
Ant control
Take out trash

Monthly:
Landscape hedging and trimming
Weed control
Large tree and branch maintenance

*Building Specific: (includes Barn, Lower House, Upper House)- to be done on a calendared schedule
Clean rain gutters
Change air conditioning and heating filters
Clean the furnace filter to remove dust build-up
Check the water softener and replenish salt if necessary
Clean faucet aerators and showerheads to remove mineral deposits
Inspect tub and sink drains for debris; unclog if necessary using liquid cleaning agents
Test smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, fire extinguishers, and all ground-fault circuit interrupters.
Inspect electrical cords for wear.
Vacuum heat registers and heat vents.
Check indoor and outdoor air vents are not blocked.
Flush out hot water from the water heater to remove accumulated sediment.
Clean the garbage disposal by grinding ice cubes, then flushing with hot water and baking soda.
Small painting/touch up
Small wood repair
Small electrical work
Small plumbing work (toilets, etc.)

*Vineyard Specific: to be done on a calendared schedule
Maintain syrah vines trim and clean up
Maintain chardonnay, merlot and pinot vines and clean up
Control watering based on a schedule
Monitor all lines for breaks
Monitor all drip systems for leaks
Apply netting to all vines
Remove netting to all vines
Manage all fertilizer needs
Manage all pruning
Manage pest and bird control
Coordinate sugar testing
Coordinate picking/harvesting

*Avocado Grove Specific: to be done on a calendared schedule
Monitor leaks and shut off the water
Notify management company and staff of water concerns
Monitor water use – control water during the rainy season
Maintain irrigation drainage
Maintain tree branch length in the roads
Monitor and document erosion
Walk the grove regularly
Remove dead trees (stump)
Maintain roads in the grove
Cement holes in the grove
Improve drainage systems near roads
Coordinate with our farm management company – watering, picking


MINOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
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Event/ Airbnb Specific:
Coordinate package delivery
Assemble furniture
Coordinate Pest Control
Move furniture
Event set up support
Event cleaning support
Reset internet and WIFI (if needed)
Point of contact if on-site guests have concerns

Other:
Monitor wild animals
Take dogs to the veterinary clinic (if needed)
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB:
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Education: High School Diploma

Experience: Minimum of 4 years of experience in ranch

Other:

The Farm Hand will communicate with the staff and owner via email, text, and cell. Communication will be at a minimum on a weekly basis.

It is important to know all cost-based projects must be communicated before proceeding.
It is also important to notify the staff and owner of any emergencies (i.e. broken pipes) immediately.
Coordinating information with all other staff, event planners, Airbnb staff, grove management, vineyard management, etc. is expected.

KEY COMPETENCIES:
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Good computer skills (need to be able to use excel, spreadsheets, etc to help organize and track information)
Good communication and organizational skills
Punctual
Responsible
Flexibility
Adaptability
Trust-worthy

Farm, Ranch, Orchard, avocados, vines, syrah, pinot noir, labor,