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Farmworker and Laborers, Crop

Empire Farm Labor Contractor LLC

Oakdale, CA

$17.51 per hour


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Job Description

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Cherry Harvest: Workers will hand harvest cherries. The worker will attach a harness, bucket, or bag and pick low-hanging fruit while standing or on a ladder. Workers will pick according to grade, color, and size by grasping stems with their hands and removing them from the tree in a motion so as not to harm adjacent buds on the tree branches. Workers will carry harness, bucket, or bag of up to 20 lbs. and will place fruit into bins that hold approximately 320 pounds of fruit. Workers must possess the ability to pick up, handle a 10 ft. or 12 ft. orchard ladder weighing 40 pounds. Care must be exercised at all times to prevent bruising of fruit or breaking off branches. Peaches: Workers will perform various duties all associated with planting, cultivation, pruning, and harvesting peaches. Picking Peaches: The worker will be assigned a row and is responsible for picking all the proper peaches from that row, or half row. Peaches are selected from the tree according to size and/or color standards set by the picking supervisor. In some instances, the peach harvest will be done from a six-foot ladder weighing up to 30 lbs. All workers must be able to lift, carry, and work from the top of the ladder. The entire tree must be checked to ensure the removal of all fruit meeting picking requirements. Peaches are placed gently in the picking container until the container is full. The full picking container weighing up to 50 lbs. is then taken to the peach wagon and gently emptied into a field bin, taking care not to spill or bruise the fruit in the container or in the field bin. Pruning almond and walnut trees: Workers will Uses, use sheers, and clippers to prune and manage the growth of trees and shrubs. Duties performed in the field will include planting, pruning, cutting, punching. Workers will trims tops and reshape trees to remove low-hanging branches and to create more attractive shapes;. And removes dead, low-hanging, and excess branches from trees. Please see addendum C.
Job Classification:
45-2092.02 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Empire Farm Labor Contractor LLC
Salinas, CA 93907
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Burchell Nursery Inc: 12000 CA-120, Oakdale, CA 95361

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