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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers

Cascade View Fruit and Cold Storage, LLC

Selah, WA

$16.34 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15096977100
Email address to Apply:
mariahr@matsonfruit.com
Web address to Apply:
www.worksourcewa.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
132
Job Duties:
Specific Job Requirements: CHERRY Harvest: The worker will hand harvest cherries. The worker will pick by grasping fruit with the hands and removing from the tree in a motion so as not to harm adjacent buds on the tree branches. Furthermore, fruit must be placed into buckets or totes with care as to not bruise, or damage the fruit. Picking will be performed by color, or color and size as well as by defects which would render the fruit unmarketable. Such defects include but are not limited to bird pecks, limb rubs, splits, and sunburn. The harvest supervisor will show all workers the correct way to pick cherries to reach the quality objectives. The worker will attach harness, bucket or tote and pick low hanging fruit while standing on the ground and higher fruit while standing on a ladder. The worker will carry a harness, bucket or tote of up to 30 lbs. Fruit then depending on circumstance may either be transferred to a larger tote or bin or left in the buckets or totes. Workers must possess ability to pick up, handle a 6 ft., 8ft., or 10 ft., orchard ladder weighing up to 40 pounds. APPLES/PEARS Harvest: The worker will hand harvest apples and pears. The worker will attach harness, bucket or bag and pick low hanging fruit while standing on the ground and higher fruit while standing on a ladder. The worker will pick by grasping fruit with the hands and removing from the tree in a motion so as not to harm adjacent buds on the tree branches. Furthermore, fruit must be placed into buckets or bags with care as to not bruise, puncture or damage the fruit. For some varieties, stem clippers must also be used to remove a portion of the stem. Care must be taken with clippers to not damage the fruit while clipping off a portion of the stem. Picking will be performed by color, or color and size as well as by defects which would render the fruit unmarketable. Such defects include but are not limited to bird pecks, limb rubs, splits, and sunburn. The harvest supervisor will show all workers the correct way to pick apples/pears to reach the quality objectives. The worker will carry a harness, bucket or bag of up to 50 lbs. and will transfer picked fruit into bins that are approximately 4x4x3. Care must be exercised at this time to prevent bruising, punctured or damage the fruit. Some workers may be required to examine harvested fruit in bins and sort out any fruit not meeting the grade, color and size specifications. Workers must possess ability to pick up, handle a 6 ft., 8ft., or 10 ft., orchard ladder weighing up to 40 pounds. GRAPE Harvest: Workers will hand harvest wine or juice grapes. Worker will harvest numerous varieties of grapes according to established company procedures accounting for difference in the treatment of different varieties. The fruit will be placed in either a plastic tub or stainless steel bin or other container. Care must be exercised at all times to prevent breaking of grapes and to maximize the quality of the fruit. Some workers may be required to examine harvested fruit and sort out any fruit not meeting the grade, color and size specifications. THINNING: Thinning is a manual process used to control the size and quality of growing fruit. The worker must possess ability to pick up, handle a 6 ft., 8ft., or 10 ft., orchard ladder weighing up to 40 pounds. Furthermore, the worker must be able to use scissor-like clippers. This process requires the employee to remove, in some cases not limited to the smallest fruit blossom, bud and/or identifiable fruit from within a cluster of other fruits. Workers will be expected to be able to identify and remove fruit that is misshapen, damaged and/or with other quality problems as directed by supervisors. Thinning may be performed from a motorized platform and/or from the ground or a ladder. *See Addendum C*
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:
This Job requires 3 months of Tree Fruit Experience B4e) Must be able to lift and/or load 60lbs. B4g) Work may take place when temperatures are below freezing and above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. B4h) May require extensive pulling and/or pushing of tools, wheelbarrows, fruit containers, etc. B4i) May require worker to sit and/or walk for extensive periods of time while sorting, picking, examining, weeding, transporting, pruning, etc. B4j) Workers will be required to stoop and/or bend over while performing farm labor such as weeding, irrigating, pruning, picking, removing debris, etc. B4k) There will be repetitive movements while performing most of the farm labor duties, for example picking, sorting, pruning, shoveling, weeding, etc.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:30 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Cascade View Fruit and Cold Storage, LLC
Location:
Selah, WA 98942
Telephone Number:
+15096977100

Worksite

Address:
201 N Railroad Ave., Selah, WA 98942

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-21326-720544
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
per bin, per tote, per bucket, per pound, per leader, per tree, per vine
Date Posted:
11/30/2021

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