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Farmworker

Overlook Harvesting Michigan, LLC - MI

West Olive, MI

$15.37 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
lorena@overlookharvesting.com
Web address to Apply:
www.michiganworks.org

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
34
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: blueberries. General Farm Labor: Some of the work required from the worker to be performed that is incidental to farming crops listed in this application may be described as performing hand cultivation duties, planting crops/trees, transplanting (may include riding on a transplant machine), cutting spears and sorting, weeding or hoeing crops, root stock work, cleaning, repairing seed beds and racks, setting up and moving irrigation pipes and equipment. Tasks the worker must be able to perform include: assist in pest controls; install culverts for field drainage; remove and reinstall sprinklers, remove debris, boxes, and discarded plants from fields to keep clean growing areas; general ranch maintenance; basic irrigation maintenance; clean and maintenance equipment and tools, assist in equipment cleaning, assist in applications by hand or tractor of fertilizers and or/pesticides; frost control of sprinklers, frost blanket coverings, or hoop coverings. Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs. Build/repair fences. May be necessary to assist in the use of farm equipment such as tractors, fork-lifts, trucks and harvest machinery, etc. Spray, mow and other micellaneous field work. Workers must operate all equipment properly and in a manner that protects operator, others, the employer's products and property. Failure to comply with safety requirements and operating instructions may result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination. Blueberry Farm Clean-up: Workers will be required to perform miscellaneous blueberry farm clean-up work. These activities include pruning, repair and/or replace irrigation equipment, removal of debris and other general blueberry farm clean-up work as required. Blueberry Harvesting: Each worker will be assigned a picking badge for identification and for clocking in and out during the workday. The worker will keep the picking badge throughout the workday. Each worker will be given 2-4 buckets. Workers will move down assigned rows picking all ripe berries, placing them in buckets. Once full, each bucket weights approximately 6 lbs. When buckets are filled, the worker will immediately carry the bucket to the picking wagon. At the picking wagon, workers will dump each filled bucket into a lug where the worker will sort through the harvested berries and remove any berries that do not meet the company's quality/food safety standards. Each lug will then be inspected by the worker's supervisor to see if worker is following the companies operating procedures and quality control requirements. The worker will receive credit for the bucket picked once the Supervisor has inspected and approved the lug. Any lugs that are not approved by the Supervisor will be returned to the worker to be re-graded. Workers fruit that has passed inspection will then be stacked on a pallet. Harvester may receive disciplinary notice if quality continues to be an issue. At the end of the workday, workers will present their picking badge to the Supervisor to clock out and to get credit for the full amount of production that the worker picked during the day. Blueberry (Picking Machine) Harvester: This positions main objective is to be responsible in handling food products and following directions for proper cleanliness standards. Other responsibilities but not limited to, include riding behind a blueberry mechanical harvester (picking machine) loading and unloading 35-pound lugs filled with blueberries. Employees will be trained on the mechanical harvester operations such as safety, food defense, security, hygiene and sanitation according to food safety rules and regulations. Workers may be required to work a day or night shift. Depending on responsibilities performed, registration certificates and licenses held, workers will be paid on an hourly, piece rate or salary basis.
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:
This job requires a minimum of 3 months of agricultural experience handling both manual and mechanized tasks. 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 pre-employment and post-hire drug testing required. Criminal background check required.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Overlook Harvesting Michigan, LLC - MI
Location:
Winter Haven, FL 33884
Telephone Number:
+18633244654

Worksite

Address:
10130 144th Ave., West Olive, MI 49460

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22118-115631
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Blueberry Harvest, $0.55 per pound
Date Posted:
5/9/2022

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