Farmworkers & 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.
Also called: Farm Laborer, Field Irrigation Worker, Harvester, Orchard Worker

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
    Business
  • human resources (HR)

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Self Control

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • BCL Landview Systems WinCrop
  • Farm Works Software Trac
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Mobile location based services software
  • Global positioning system GPS software

Education:

    no high school diploma/GED
    high school diploma/GED
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