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Disterheft Farms LLC

Eau Claire, MI

$15.37 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
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Job Duties:
FARM LABORER: Irrigation: Worker will be required to move 30-foot lengths of 5 & 6-inch irrigation pipe. Worker will lay 3 & 4 inch irrigation pipe with sprinklers, taking care not to get dirt in the pipe or sprinkler. Worker will then complete installation tasks including: hook with fittings, hook to black oval hose, lay out oval hose, and attach drip tape to emitters and oval hose. Worker will then bury oval hose. Worker will also remove drip tape from field after harvest. Workers will be required to safely use emitter installation tool, screwdriver and knife. Thinning: Thinning is a manual process used to control the size and quality of grown fruit. Worker must possess ability to pick up and handle 10-foot orchard ladder weighing 40 pounds. Worker removes smallest fruit blossom, bud and/or identifiable fruit from within fruit cluster. Worker identifies and removes misshapen, damaged and/or other not quality fruit as directed by employer. Peaches and plums will be hand thinned with a thinning stick. Apples will be thinned by hand. Staking Peppers: Workers will pound stakes into the ground using a post pounder at desired depth and spacing per instructions of supervisor. Worker will take care not to harm the plant in the process. Worker will be required to stoop, bend, and lift up to 65 pounds for long period of time. Stringing Peppers: Worker will be required to string twine between stakes in order to support the plants. Worker will knot first stake with twine and then continue on to next stake wrapping twine around stake once. Worker will repeat process until the row is finished. Worker will then turn around and repeat on other side of plant. When finished, worker will cut twine with knife and knot around final stake. Worker will be required to stoop, bend, and lift up to 10 pounds for long periods of time. Laying Plastic: Worker will be required to follow a mulch layer and will replace empty plastic and tape rolls as needed. Worker will supervise the intake of mulch for any problems that may arise. One worker will be on each end of a row to cut, tape, and mulch as well as finish off ends of plastic by shoveling soil on top of plastic end. Worker will assist in loading full rolls of tape and plastic when rolls on mulch layer are empty. Worker will use a shovel, utility knife and/or scissors as provided by employer and instructed by supervisor. Worker will be required to bend, stoop, and lift up to 60 pounds for long periods of time. Additional Farm Laborer Tasks: 1. Worker will be required to transplant, seed, load and clean herbs by hand, and use an air seeder for vegetables. Worker may use seeder to transplant seed, or may transplant seed by hand. Worker will be required to safely ride transplanter. Workers will also be required to walk behind transplanter. 2. Worker will be required to load/pull plants out of flats into trays for transplanter. Worker will fill flats for seeding for transplants. 3. Worker will be required to move and hand-water plants. 4. Worker will be required to conduct general clean up and maintenance tasks including: • Sweeping barn • Cleaning greenhouses • Cleaning around barns • Weeding & hoeing • Root and rock pick up • Clean and sanitize packing equipment • Empty trash bins • Power-wash bins/picking containers 5. Worker will be required to staple and fold cartons, stack produce cartons on pallets, and load trucks by hand. 6. Worker will spread harvest bins in orchard. 7. Worker will repair apple bins, safely using tools as provided by Employer. 8. Worker will operate hand machinery for removing vegetation around buildings. 9. Worker will haul produce from field/orchard to packing house using farm vehicle or tractor. 10. Worker will spread fertilizer and/or mouse bait by hand while wearing Nitrile Gloves as provided by the Employer. SEE ADDENDUM C FOR ADDITIONAL JOB DUTIES
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

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Experience Requirement : 2 verifiable months of commercial agricultural hand harvest experience in fruit or vegetables required. Applicants must furnish job reference from recent employer within the past 5 years establishing acceptable prior experience. Season Commitment: Job offered requires worker be available for and worker agrees to work every day that work is available for entire employment period. Worker must be able to perform job description duties in safe manner consistent with established safety procedures. Field work begins at assigned time shortly after daylight. Work may be scheduled during moderate rain, in high humidity, when trees are wet with dew/rain, and in temperatures as low as 15 degrees F and up to 105 degrees F. Worker should have suitable clothing for variable weather conditions . Drug testing not utilized as pre-employment tool. See work rules for additional information regarding post-employment drug testing.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Disterheft Farms LLC
Eau Claire, MI 49111
Telephone Number:


8204 Laberdy Road, Eau Claire, MI 49111

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
per bushel - Apple Hand Harvest (Golden Delicious)
Date Posted: