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Pear/apple Harvest

Premium Employment Services, Inc.

Hood, CA

$17.51 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Premium Employment Services, Inc.’s (also referred to herein as “Premium Employment Services” “Employer” or “Company”) corporate headquarters is in 2511 Monte Diablo Ave. Stockton, CA 95203, phone (209) 465-2860. Premium Employment Services is a registered Farm Labor Contractor. Federal Employer ID (FEIN): 77-0567014 California State Tax ID Number: 515-4057-3 Position description summary: Purpose of this position is to assist in the apple and pear harvest in the standards and expectations established by the Grower operations. By performing activities that promote harvest program protocols this will be done Under the direct supervision of the crew chief / foreman, tasks change with the season; workers will be assigned to tend the harvest in different fields. Often they will work together as a group during times such as fruit picking, general field work will be assigned individually to separate field sections, Under the supervision of the crew chief or project manager, and the workforce will provide practical support to all the typical activities in the apple and pear harvest. General Job Specifications: Harvest pears and apples from the ground and/or utilizing a ladder. The worker must possess the ability to pick up and handle, and climb, a 10-12 ft. orchard ladder weighing up to 40- 60lbs. Place pears and apples picked by hand in burlap type bag and carry down ladder and empty into a bin. Process is repeated throughout workday. Must be able to perform all duties within this job description in what can be considered a safe manner adhering to all established orchard safety guidelines, practices and procedures. Must wear all required and assigned personal protective equipment at all times when required to do. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: The employees must harvest pears and apples in a safe, efficient manner, ensuring productivity and quality goals are met. The employee must maintain enthusiasm, good attitude, honesty and a willingness to treat all co-workers with respect. Physical Requirements: The Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job: Cannot be afraid of heights; Near vision, far vision; Reasonable dust tolerance; Ability to work different shifts or variable hours; Ability to work quickly; Must be able to wear personal protective equipment (PPE); Ability to lift and carry 65 pounds; Ability to work in all types of weather conditions, ie frost, fog, wind, heat, etc; Prolonged standing and / or walking on uneven ground during the work shift, and bending over repeatedly; Good finger dexterity; Firm grip; Repetitive movement of arms and shoulders, above and below head level; Repetitive use of wrists and hands; Pull, push and stretch repeatedly. Work Schedule The normal work week is 6 hours per day, Monday through Saturday (approximately 36 hours per week). Workers may be requested to work up to 9.5 hours per day, seven days a week. Workers may be requested to work on Sundays or Federal Holidays depending on the conditions of the fields, weather, and maturity of the crop. Overtime may be requested. However, Employer does not require work or overtime on Sundays or Federal Holidays. The Employer abides by California Wage Order 14. Employer abides by the seventh (7th) day of rest rules. Work hour requirements vary based on weather and time of year. (Continues on Addendum C)
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

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3 months of harvest experience working with pears and apples. Written verification of experience is required. Specific requirements include lifting up to 65 pounds frequently. Must be able to work under conditions where skin and clothing become heavily soiled with mud, water, grease, etc. Must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather conditions, including sun, rain, cold, high winds, etc. Work involves standing and walking on uneven ground throughout work shift, sitting for long periods of time, and repetitive stooping and bending. No smoking, illegal drugs, alcohol, firearms in the field or residential housing. (Continue on Addendum C)
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Premium Employment Services, Inc.
Salinas, CA 93907
Telephone Number:


Greene & Hemly Inc. Cave Ranch 9821 Highway 160, Hood, CA 95639

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
Red Pear Harvest 47.75”x47.75”x28.5” Bin/group incentive rate
Date Posted: