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Fruit Laborer/harvester

Harvey L. Jones Farms, Inc

Granger, WA

$17.41 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Email address to Apply:
H-2AJobs@snakeriverfarmers.org
Web address to Apply:
www.worksourcewa.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
40
Job Duties:
Worker will be required to perform a variety of duties related to the production and harvest of apples, pears, watermelon, cantaloupe, and tomatoes. The majority of the work activities during the overall contract period, however, will be related to the harvesting of crops. Duties related to general farm work may include the following responsibilities: remove undesirable and excess growth from crops or farm grounds; use mechanized or hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning tools, shears, knives, saws, ladders, etc.; pick up/handle/climb ladders; identify and remove product that is misshapen, damaged, or inferior; prune/thin plants/vines/trees using a variety of hand and/or mechanized pruning equipment; prune and thin from ground, ladder, or motorized platform; identify and remove stubs or broken branches, downward-growing branches, branches which rub against each other, shaded interior branches, dead wood and shoots/suckers with hand pruning saws and clippers and mechanized equipment; prune trees using a variety of pruning equipment including hand shears, hand loppers, hand saws, and 12-foot ladders; train trees/vines to trellis, including clipping and tying limbs and shoots to wire; train, position, prop, and tie tree limbs; clean fields after harvest; remove ladders, debris, boxes, and discarded product from fields and orchards; dig with a shovel or machine. Duties related to harvesting, packing, or storing crops may include the following: prepare for harvesting of crop including spreading liners in bins and rolling bins into blocks by hand; carry and position work aids such as ladders, canvas drop-cloths, buckets, harnesses, and bags; stand on the ground, ladders, or elevated platforms, stoop over plants, or crawl along rows to reach product when harvesting; pick or crop from tree/vine/plant according to grade, color and size by grasping product with hands and removing from plant/soil/stem/root in a motion so as not to harm adjacent branches/vines/plants/product; snip stems; remove dirt from product; use small knives or tools to cut crops from trees/plants/vines; cut tops off with scissors; repeatedly catch and throw crops weighing up to 30 pounds; hand crop off to, or receive from, another worker for placement into containers or onto trailers/wagons/trucks/conveyors; sort good product from contaminated or rotting product or debris in the field, storage facility, or cold storage location; discard diseased/rotting/inferior product and foreign matter; place harvested product into containers such as bags, buckets, trays, crates, plastic lugs, wooden bins, clamshells, or packaging exercising care to avoid plant and fruit damage; dump filled product from smaller containers such as buckets/bags into larger containers; load/unload product/containers/pallets onto or off of trucks/wagons/trailers/field conveyors by hand or forklift; transport crops to market and/or storage facilities.
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:
No
Number of Hours Per Week:
54
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Harvey L. Jones Farms, Inc
Location:
Granger, WA 98932
Telephone Number:
+15098293002

Worksite

Address:
2020 Thacker Road (including sites in a 1-mile radius), Granger, WA 98932

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22129-150722
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
The highest applicable wage will be paid at the time the work is performed, for every hour or portion thereof worked during a work contract period, including any higher or lower adjustments published by the Department of Labor.
Date Posted:
5/18/2022

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