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Farmworker/laborer

The New Royal Bluff Orchard, LLC with 1 JOINT EMPLOYER

Royal City, WA

$17.41 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15093461533
Email address to Apply:
marianna@royalblufforchards.com
Web address to Apply:
www.worksourceWA.gov

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
19
Job Duties:
This job requires : planting; pruning; thinning; training; harvesting of apples, cherries, and grapes by the worker Specific Job Requirements: CHERRY Harvest: The Worker will hand harvest cherries, this can be performed from a motorized platform and/or from the ground or a ladder. The Worker will attach harness, bucket or bag and pick low hanging fruit while standing or on a ladder. The Worker will pick according to grade, color and size 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. The Worker will carry harness, bucket or bag of up to 20 lbs. and will place fruit into plastic lugs which hold approximately 30 pounds of fruit. Care must be exercised at all times to prevent bruising of fruit or breaking of branches. Some Workers may be required to examine harvested fruit in plastic/wooden bins and sort out any fruit not meeting the grade, color and size specifications. The worker must possess the ability to pick-up, handle a 10 ft. or 12 ft. orchard ladder weighing up to 40 pounds. APPLES Harvest: The Worker will hand harvest apples/pears this can be performed from a motorized platform and/or from the ground or a ladder. The Worker will attach harness, bucket or bag and picks low hanging fruit while standing on the ground and higher branches while standing on a ladder. The Worker will pick according to grade, color and size 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. The Worker will carry harness, bucket or bag of up to 60 lbs. and will place fruit into wooden bins, 4x4x3 which hold approximately 25 bushels of fruit. Care must be exercised at all times to prevent bruising of fruit or breaking of branches. The Worker may be required to examine harvested fruit in bins and sort out any fruit not meeting the grade, color and size specifications. The Worker must possess the ability to pick-up; handle a 10 ft. or 12 ft. orchard ladder weighing up to 40 pounds. GRAPE Harvest: Workers will hand and/or machine harvest wine grapes. Worker will harvest numerous varieties of grapes according to established company procedures accounting for difference in the treatment of different varieties. When asked by the supervisor worker will operate the grape harvesting machine. The fruit will be placed on either a plastic tub or stainless steel bin. Care must be exercised at all time to prevent breaking of vineyards and to maximize the quality of 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. THINNING: Thinning is a manual process used to control the size and quality of grown fruit. The Worker must possess the ability to pick up, handle a 10 ft. or 12 ft. orchard ladder weighing 40 pounds. Furthermore, the Worker must be able to use scissor like clippers. This process requires the Worker to remove, in some cases not limited to the smallest fruit blossom, bud and/or identifiable fruit from within a cluster of other fruits. The Worker 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:
45-2092.00 - 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:
*SEE ADDENDUM C 4e) Must be able to lift and/or load 60lbs. 4g) Work may take place when temperatures are below freezing and above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. 4h) May require extensive pulling and/or pushing of tools, wheelbarrows, fruit containers, etc. 4i) May require worker to sit and/or walk for extensive periods of time while sorting, picking, examining, weeding, transporting, pruning, etc. 4j) Workers will be required to stoop and/or bend over while performing farm labor such as weeding, irrigating, pruning, picking, removing debris, etc. 4k) 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):
6:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
The New Royal Bluff Orchard, LLC with 1 JOINT EMPLOYER
Company Name:
The New Royal Bluff Orchard, LLC with 1 JOINT EMPLOYER
Location:
Royal City, WA 99357
Telephone Number:
+15093451533

Worksite

Address:
13321 Rd. I SW, Royal City, WA 99357

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22081-996923
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
* See A.9. Additional Crop or Agricultural Activities and Wage Offer Information.
Date Posted:
4/26/2022

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