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Farmworker: Diversified

Montcalm County Growers Association LLC

Sidney, MI

$14.72 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+19892386101
Web address to Apply:
https://seasonaljobs.dol.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
55
Job Duties:
Worker must possess the physical strength and endurance (ability to continue or last) to repeat the harvest process though out the workday, working quickly and skillfully to perform activities assigned during that activity. Workers may not leave trash, or other discarded items in work areas or vehicles but must dispose of such items in provided receptacles. Workers must wash hands with soap and water after all bathroom and meal breaks. Allergies to varieties of ragweed, goldenrod, insecticides, related agricultural chemicals, etc., may affect worker’s ability to perform the work described herein. Crops: Strawberries, Raspberries, Tomatoes, Pickles, Squash, Apples, Pumpkins, Dill, Beans and Evergreens Sanitation Requirements: For food and general personal safety purposes, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly critical when hand harvesting crops for human consumption. Employees are required to cleanse their hands by washing them thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom and before entering the fields for harvest activities. All workers must report all injuries and illnesses to their employer. As well any communicable disease such as but not limited to diarrhea, or any other infectious disease or illness. Workers shall report immediately any cuts or abrasions that cause open bleeding. The following description of job activities applies to apples and peaches. Care must be taken at all times to ensure fruit is free of bruises and defects. Workers will perform various tasks involved in planting, cultivating, and harvesting fruit according to supervisor’s instructions. Workers may till soil, plant stock, picking up rocks/roots/debris, and do pruning activities using a variety of non-mechanical tools. Duties may include training of vines and trees, placement, and transportation of bees. May remove blossoms to improve yield and quality. May aid in irrigation duties. May aid in minor repair of wooden fruit containers. Workers may thin and/or harvest fruit. Workers will harvest fruit according to color, size and degree of maturity as specified by supervisor and place into half-bushel baskets taking the extra time, care, and effort not to bruise or scar the fruit. Workers may windrow full containers or carry full containers weighing approximately 50 lbs. to truck or trailer and stack according to supervisor’s specifications. Fruit thinners will thin fruit using hands to remove excess fruit, taking care to walk around entire tree before moving onto next. Workers will be required to stay on their assigned row. Harvest: Workers will be assigned a row usually with a partner and is responsible for picking all the proper fruit from that row, or half row. Fruit is selected from the tree according to size and/or color standard set by the picking supervisor. In some instances, fruit harvest will be done from a sixteen-foot ladder weighing up to 30 lbs. All workers must be able to lift and carry ladder, as well as work from the top of the ladder. The entire tree must be checked to ensure removal of all fruit meeting-picking requirements. Fruit is placed gently in the picking container until container is full. The full picking container weighing up to 50 lbs. is then taken to transport vehicles and gently emptied into a field bin, taking care not to spill or bruise the fruit in the container or in the field bin. Field bin volume may be checked and determined by weight on state certified scales. Workers are required to stay on their assigned row unless directed by a supervisor to change, or to help someone sporadically. Picking units will be kept free of limbs, leaves or mushy fruit. Workers will be required to pick up and return picking ladders to the ladder wagon provided by the grower at the end of each workday or as directed by the grower or designed supervisor.
Job Classification:
45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
All applicants must have at least 3-months experience as a farmworker. Applicants must be able to furnish affirmative job references from recent employers. Must be physically able to meet and perform all job specifications stated in job order, including lifting of 50 lbs. Must be able to work in the hot humid weather for extended periods of time. Workers are subject random drug testing post hire at no cost to the employee. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Montcalm County Growers Association LLC
Location:
Sidney, MI 48885
Telephone Number:
+19893286101

Worksite

Address:
1895 Nevins Rd, Sidney , MI 48885

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-21320-707348
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
11/26/2021

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