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Blueberry Harvesters

Berries Northwest, LLC

Clatskanie, OR

$17.41 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18312353436
Email address to Apply:
azucena.espindola@berry.net

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
70
Job Duties:
The work is performed in the field on the farm: The role of the harvester is to harvest blueberries in varying weather conditions. The harvester will pick blueberries in an assigned row and will pick facing the blueberry plant. The harvester will walk laterally down the row picking from blueberry bushes and filling plastic containers. Once containers are full, the containers, weighing up to 14 pounds, are turned in to the checker. Occasionally, the harvester will harvest blueberries directly into a plastic container and will place container into cardboard crates. Once crate is completed, crate will be turned in to checker for scanning. The employee will harvest blueberries. The employee will perform other tasks including installing or pulling and removing plastic over tunnels. Harvesters can perform packing activities at the farm. They will receive the harvest in 2-gallon buckets and they will have the task of packing them into crates in the field on the farm. Additionally, workers will be responsible for wedding and pulling or remove plastic over tunnels. Additional Job Responsibilities: Workers are responsible for following Crew Leader instructions. These include, completing daily warm-up exercises. Workers are responsible for harvesting blueberries, using field pack or bulk packing methods in the field on the farm, ensuring that the plant is clean of defected blueberries and/or vines, placing of plastic tunnels, following Food Safety policies and Covid-19 rules.
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:
3 months of blueberries or berries harvesting experience. Cannot be color blind due to the need to distinguish colors of crops for proper ripeness and maturity. No smoking, illegal drugs, alcohol, or weapons of any sort in the housing or work fields. Must be able to communicate in English or Spanish for training and safety purposes. Work is performed outdoors in open fields and can involve exposure to sun, wind, mud, dust, heat, cold and other elements of the normal field environment. Temperatures can range from 40 degrees F to over 90 degrees F during the period of employment. Workers should come prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear for the work and working conditions described. Must have attention to detail. Ability to produce a quality product at an efficient pace. Ability to understand and follow directions See Addendum C.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Berries Northwest, LLC
Location:
Saint Paul, CA 97137
Telephone Number:
+18054831000

Worksite

Address:
Clatskanie Ranch 78681 Collins Road, Clatskanie, OR 97016

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22133-170511
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Draper Bulk Pick - $11.00/hour plus $0.12/pound or guaranteed rate.
Date Posted:
6/7/2022

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