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Farmworker

Borton & Sons, Inc.

Yakima, WA

$17.41 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
jobs@bortonfruit.com
Web address to Apply:
https://www.worksourcewa.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
244
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: apples, pears, cherries. This job requires a minimum of 3 months of agricultural employment experience handling manual tasks in a tree fruit orchard. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Workers must be able to perform manual tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Plant, cultivate and harvest apples and pears. Use hand tools including, but not limited to: shovels, hoes, knives, shears, clippers, loppers, and saws. Spread plastic or other groundcovering. Clean plastic by hand from ground upon removal. Handle, install, remove Extenday/reflective material. Till soil. Take care to prevent damaging produce and plants. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. Bending, stooping and kneeling required. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies. Use/handle ladders up to 12 ft. in length and weighing up to 55 lbs. or perform work on motorized platform. Use power equipment including but not limited to: tractors, planters, mowers, plows, sprayers, cultivators, power shears, chain saws, high lifts, fork lifts, skid loaders. Must operate agricultural equipment safely, with or without direction. Install/maintain irrigation systems and water lines. Move and install irrigation pipes and equipment. Dig and maintain ditches. Install and remove levee gates. Planting: Propagate plants by placing buds/scions. Plant seedlings or 'liners' by hand or with mechanical planter. Clear cull stock, brush and debris. Dig holes and shovel dirt. Tree Training: hoeing, tree painting, weed mat application. Tie/position trees and limbs, together and to trellises, using string, tape, wire or other fasteners and supports. Thinning: 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 misshapen, damaged or otherwise unmarketable fruit. Pruning: Hand pruning 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. Harvesting Apples and Pears: Spot and/or strip pick fruit based on seasonal need. 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. Must be able to differentiate between colors and fruit varieties accurately. Harvesting Cherries: Hand pick fruit leaving stems attached. Place harvested fruit at bottom of basket/bucket. Avoid stem pulls, punctures, bruising, or other damage. Identify defects (bird pecks, limb rubs, splits, sunburn) and other damage. Follow supervisor/foreman's instructions on fruit quality. Must be able to differentiate between colors and sizes accurately. Workers with a clean driving record (no major moving violations such as but not limited to Driving While Intoxicated or Reckless Driving) and able to obtain an insurable driver's license may be required to drive company vehicles. Workers with appropriate licenses and a valid doctor's certificate may be asked to drive other workers. Light Duty: Workers injured on the job and unable to perform the full range of duties may be offered light duty, if available. Light duty tasks may vary depending on availability of task, nature of worker's injury, and instructions from worker's physician. Light duty tasks may include any combination of the following: Blight checking - Check fruit trees for blight from standing position. Mark trees. Bin checking - Check fruit in bins to ensure quality. Document results of inspection. Check tickets for placement.
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:
This job requires a minimum of 3 months of agricultural employment experience handling manual tasks in a tree fruit orchard. Workers must be able to perform manual tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire upon suspicion and post-accident drug testing required.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Borton & Sons, Inc.
Location:
Yakima, WA 98903
Telephone Number:
+15099663905

Worksite

Address:
Borton Home - 2300 Borton Road, Yakima, WA 98903

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22087-015298
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Harvest – Pears: Bartlett, per standard bin (47” x 47” x 24.5”) – Guaranteed AEWR $17.41 per hour minimum; units per hour = 0.75; Estimated rate per hour = $17.62
Date Posted:
4/5/2022

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