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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers

B.J. Reece Orchards, LLC

Ellijay, GA

$11.99 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+17068890291
Web address to Apply:
www.dol.ga.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
6
Job Duties:
Harvest, clean, grade and pack apples, peaches, pears, nectarines, cabbage, tomatoes and peppers; plant, transplant and cultivate fruit trees and vegetables/vegetable plants. Pick, cut, lift, or pull crops. Snap fruit off tree with thumb and palm of hand to avoid stem pulls, punctures, bruising, or other damage. Pick culls and peelers. Fill fruit buckets and place fruit in bins. Follow supervisor/foreman's instructions on color/size requirements. Hand thin to control the size and quality of fruit. Remove fruit blossom, bud and/or identifiable fruit from within a cluster of other fruits. Must accurately identify and remove defected, damaged or otherwise unmarketable fruit. Hand prune based on fruit variety. Use manual and mechanized pruning tools and equipment. Identify and remove stubs or broken branches, downward-growing branches, branches rubbing against each other, shaded interior branches, dead wood and shoots-suckers. Use hand tools including, but not limited to: shovels, hoes and knives. Spread plastic or other ground covering. Clean plastic by hand from ground upon removal. Till soil. Weed and thin plants. Stake, tie, trellis and/or prune plants. Grade, size, and sort product according to color, shape, size, appearance, feel, and/or quality, in accordance with supervisor's instructions and employer standards. Inspect products for damage/defects and discard inferior products and foreign matter. Place product in bins/trays and other containers according to grade and mark grades on containers. Weigh products and record weight and/or grade. Work on production line to pack product by hand or with mechanized equipment, including but not limited to bagging machines, bin feeders, box machines, labeling machines, regular and high stacking forklifts. Pack/bunch/bundle product pursuant to supervisor instructions. Fill bins/trays and other containers with product, level bins, and prepare product for shipment to market or storage. Perform quality control on inbound/outbound loads. Palletize and stack boxes/containers. Move product to storage areas and/or loading areas to prepare for shipping. Take care to prevent damaging produce and plants. Install/maintain irrigation systems and water lines. Move and install irrigation pipes and equipment. Dig and maintain ditches. Install and remove levee gates. Workers must operate all equipment properly and in a manner that protects operator, others, the employer's products and property. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, perform post-harvest activities and other manual tasks. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Clean and maintain work areas, fields and buildings. Build/repair fences. Assist with Good Agricultural Practices policies. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, honey bees, insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, or related chemicals may affect a worker's ability to perform the job. Persons seeking employment in this position must be available for the entire period requested by the employer. Employer reserves the right to discharge an obviously unqualified worker, malingerer or recalcitrant worker who is physically able but is unwilling to perform the work necessary for the employer to grow a premium quality product, or for any other lawful reason. Employer may request, but not require, workers to work more than the stated daily hours and/or on a worker's Sabbath or federal holidays. Worker must report to work at designated time and place each day. Daily or weekly work schedule may vary due to weather, sunlight, temperature, crop conditions, and other factors. Employer will notify workers of any change to start time. Workers should expect occasional periods of little or no work because of weather, crop or other conditions beyond the employer's control. These periods can occur anytime throughout the season.
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:
Three months of farmwork experience required. Work outside in inclement weather condition. Walk, bend, stoop, reach, push, pull and perform repetitive movements. Lift, carry and load up to 50 lbs.
Number of Hours Per Week:
48
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
B.J. Reece Orchards, LLC
Location:
Ellijay, GA 30536
Telephone Number:
+17068890291

Worksite

Address:
9131 Highway 52 East, Ellijay, GA 30536

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22074-981326
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
3/28/2022

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