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Packing Fruits and Vegetables

Cherryfield Foods, Inc.

Machias, ME

$15.66 per hour


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Working in various areas of our fresh processing production line when our wild blueberries arrive at our processing plant in Machias, Maine. Positions on our fresh processing line include cleaning wild blueberries of the floor with shovels, working on shakers where you would stand by a automatic machine and pick debris off the shaker and see the wild blueberries go through the fresh line properly, you could be trained to operate a forklift, you could be working on our fresh receiving dock receiving the berries with a manual pallet jack and bringing them to the scale to get weighed. Other jobs may include working on the frozen end our our processing plant where the berries are packaged into totes for rework later or into boxes that go to the consumer. Those jobs would include making totes or boxes for the production line and stacking 30 lb boxes on a pallet. Other jobs if needed would be working with wild blueberry crop in the field. Trabajando en varias reas de nuestra lnea de produccin de procesamiento de productos frescos cuando nuestros arndanos silvestres llegan a nuestra planta de procesamiento en Machias, Maine. Las posiciones en nuestra lnea de procesamiento fresco incluyen limpiar los arndanos silvestres del piso con palas, trabajar en agitadores donde usted se parara junto a una mquina automtica y recogera los escombros del agitador y vera los arndanos silvestres pasar correctamente por la lnea fresca. opere una carretilla elevadora, podra estar trabajando en nuestro muelle de recepcin fresco recibiendo las bayas con una transpaleta manual y llevndolas a la bscula para pesarlas. Otros trabajos pueden incluir trabajar en el extremo congelado de nuestra planta de procesamiento, donde las bayas se empaquetan en bolsas para volver a trabajarlas ms tarde o en cajas que van al consumidor. Esos trabajos incluiran hacer bolsas o cajas para la lnea de produccin y apilar cajas de 30 libras en un pal. Otros trabajos, si fuera necesario, serían trabajar con cultivos de arándanos silvestres en el campo.
Job Classification:
45-2041.00 - Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products

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Job Requirements

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Anticipated range of hours for different seasonal activities: Ten hours per day is normal. Workers may be offered more than the specified work in a single day. The worker may be requested but not required to work 12-14 hours per day and/or on the Sabbath or Federal holidays depending on the conditions in the fields, weather, and maturity of the crop. Worker may be requested to work Saturday and Sunday during peak times and special needs but not required. These requirements pertain to both H-2A and U.S. workers. Extreme heat, cold or drought may affect working hours. We will train all workers for each position.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 P.M. - 7:00 A.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Cherryfield Foods, Inc.
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78 Elm Street, Machias, ME 04654

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Overtime after 40 hours per week
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