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Supervisor/tree Fruit Orchard Worker

Mid Columbia Ag Services, LLC

White Salmon, WA

$17.41 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
juanvaz@maocorp.com
Web address to Apply:
https://www.worksourcewa.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
6
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: apples, pears, cherries. General This job is for working supervisors/orchard workers. Work involves service as supervisor for temporary workers. Supervisors will be required to train new workers. Supervisors will assist in ensuring that the work performed and the procedures are accomplished in accordance with the established procedures and guidelines. Supervisors may be required to keep inventory, provide reports of work performed by workers, supplies, loss, and damage to fruit. Supervisors will provide instructions and overall direction of workers. Supervisors must be able to communicate effectively with the workers. Unusual, complex or non-routine activities will be supervised. Work assignments will be made at the sole discretion of the employer conditional on unforeseen circumstances such as weather or other unscheduled/unexpected interruptions in regular work. Workers must perform the assigned work and may not perform duties not provided in this application, or work in areas not assigned without the specific authorization of the foreman or crew boss. Workers will be expected to perform any of the listed duties as assigned by supervisor. Workers will be required to attend an orientation on workplace rules, policies and safety information prior to beginning work on or after the date of need. Workers should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals, etc. may affect workers’ ability to perform the job. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Work is to be done for long periods of time. Temperatures may range from 60 to 105 F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Saturday work is required. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodation. Workers must obey all safety rules and basic instructions and be able to recognize, understand and comply with safety, pesticide warning/re-entry and other essential postings. The job requires regular standing and walking. Employees are frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl under trellis wires. Workers must be able to lift/carry up to 50 lbs. throughout the course of the day. Ladders 10-12 feet in length are an essential tool in pruning, thinning and picking fruit. Use ladders in a safe manner. Do not lean the ladder on leaders, do not lean off to one side of the ladder, and do not stand on the last two steps. Do not climb the trees; use a ladder. If you are unsure of how to use your ladder safely, ask a crew boss. Supervisors will oversee and may be required to perform any of the following duties: Qualified workers (workers who possess at least one season of previous experience performing the following duties) may be offered tasks including, but not limited to, the operation of general purpose vehicles to transport equipment and product from one field location or facility to another and the operation of tractors, sprayers and turf mowing equipment. Workers will be instructed in the safety and operation of the vehicles/equipment before driving/operation. Tractors should be driven in a manner to protect the operator, other workers, products, trees, crops and equipment. Worker may, under supervision of a certified pesticide applicator, mix and apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, fertilizers or other crop enhancing/protecting sprays as deemed necessary by management.
Job Classification:
45-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers

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:
6
Special Requirements:
This job requires a minimum of six months of prior verifiable experience working in tree fruit orchards supervising/overseeing crews handling manual tasks associated with fruit production and showing proficiency with orchard ladder use. Applicants must be able to furnish verifiable job reference(s) or comparable third party documentation from recent employer(s) establishing acceptable prior experience.. Supervisors are responsible for seeing that workers perform all work activities with accuracy and efficiency. Supervisors will instruct, oversee and direct crews of 12 to 14 workers in the performance of, and will perform, manual tasks including, but not limited to thinning/harvesting fruit and pruning trees. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 50 lbs. Employer-paid post-hire drug testing is required at random, upon reasonable suspicion of use and after a worker has an accident at work.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Mid Columbia Ag Services, LLC
Location:
Yakima, WA 98902
Telephone Number:
+15094576177

Worksite

Address:
Underwood Fruit and Warehouse, LLC DBA Mount Adams Fruit - 503 Oak Ridge Road, White Salmon, WA 98672

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22090-026872
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Apple Harvest: Cripps Pink - all cultivations, per bin (46” x 46” x 24”) Wood; Guaranteed AEWR $17.41 per hour minimum; Estimated Productivity per worker in 8 hours = 6 bins; Estimated rate per hour = $21.11
Date Posted:
4/21/2022

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