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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworker: Diversified

McCullar Peach Orchard

Batesville, MS

$11.88 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+16625637097
Web address to Apply:
https://seasonaljobs.dol.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
3
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. Workers should be physically able to do the work described with or without reasonable accommodations. Must display the ability to move, place, climb and work from orchard ladders up to 6 feet in height, making the necessary adjustments for various procedures while carrying up to 75 pounds. 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 fields for harvest activities of the packing facility for packing operations. Employee will need to comply with their GAP or other sanitation requirements. Any worker willfully ignoring sanitation requirements will be terminated. Production Standard: Workers must maintain a 5% or less bruise rate on all produce harvested. When working in teams, workers must coordinate with their fellow team members, to accomplish the assigned tasks. Peaches: Workers will perform various tasks involved in planting, cultivating, and harvesting fruit according to supervisor’s instructions. Workers may till soil, plant stock and do pruning activates using a variety of non-mechanical tools. 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 bull 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 knock off excess fruit, spacing remaining peaches approximately one hand width apart, taking care to walk around entire tree before moving onto next. Workers will be required to stay on their assigned row.
Job Classification:
45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

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 pruning manure fruit bearing trees. Applicants must be able to furnish affirmative job references from recent employers operating comparable operations establishing acceptable previous experience. Must be physically able to meet and perform all job specifications stated in job order. Must be able to work in the hot humid weather for extended periods of time. Workers are subject to random drug testing at no cost to the employee. All drug testing will occur after the worker begins his or her employment and is not a part of the interview process. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
McCullar Peach Orchard
Location:
Batesville, MS 38606
Telephone Number:
+16622328478

Worksite

Address:
500 Franklin Rd, Batesville, MS 38606

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-21327-722548
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
11/29/2021

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