Career Starter - San-Joaquin County
Farmworkers and Laborers Crop
Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities.
Annual Median Wage:
$23,628.80 ($11.36 per hour)
Less than high school diploma
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems
Machines and Tools Designs, uses, repair, and maintenance including watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Work Tasks
Operate irrigation systems.
Operate farming equipment.
Direct activities of agricultural, forestry, or fishery employees
Confer with managers to make operational decisions.
Apply chemical solutions to plants to protect against disease or insects or to enhance growth
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