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Blake's Orchard Inc.

Armada, MI

$15.37 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
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Job Duties:
GENERAL FARM LABOR: Worker will be required to hoe or pull weeds as directed by supervisor. For staking tomatoes and specialty variety peppers, workers will stake with 12 to 96 inch stakes by hand with stake pounders weighing up to 20 pounds. Workers may also stake with air driven machines. Worker will sprout young shoots on the tomato plant as needed for optimum plant potential. Workers will pull out of ground and pick up 12 to 96 inch in length tomato stakes and place them in approved container. Worker will hook up and repair vegetable and apple irrigation. Worker will repair, clean and sanitize harvest buckets, bags, bins, and equipment as instructed. Workers will conduct pruning activities. Workers will conduct various farm and field clean up tasks such as raking brush, picking up rocks and roots and mowing grass on farm property as directed. 1.Truck driving: If worker is eligible to drive under Michigan law, worker may be required to drive employer provided transportation to and from worksites and within a 30 mile radius. Worker will be required to load, unload and transport produce as directed by supervisor. To be eligible for driving job, worker must understand and agree to driving rules, as outlined in work rules below. 2.Tractor/Forklift driving: Worker may be required to transport trailers to and from worksites, move trailers throughout field/loading area to allow harvest crew to put harvested product on trailer. Worker will be required to operate forklift and load/unload as directed by supervisor. 3. Farm Equipment Operation: Workers may be required to operate tractors and other farm equipment during field operations incidental to the production of the crop. Before any worker is required to operate any farm equipment, the worker will be instructed in the proper and safe operation of a tractor and applicable equipment. Workers will be required to operate tractors and equipment according to instructions and in a manner that protects the operator, other workers, trees, crops, and equipment. Failure to obey operating and safety instructions will result in progressive disciplinary action, described in attached work rules. 4.Plastic Laying: Worker will ride the machine monitoring the rolls of plastic as the machine creates the row of plastic. Workers on ends of rows will hold plastic as machine moves away down row unrolling plastic. Worker will cut the plastic at end of row, use a shovel to place plastic into ground and make the rows even and straight, and also will conduct clean-up activities. Worker will unload plastic and drip-tape from truck and load plastic and drip- tape on plastic machine as needed. Workers may be asked at times to jointly lift up to 90 pounds of plastic from truck.
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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Experience Requirement: 3 months of verifiable hand harvest experience in tree fruit required. Applicants must furnish job references from employers within the last 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/plants 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.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Blake's Orchard Inc.
Armada, MI 48005
Telephone Number:


17985 Armada Center Road, Armada , MI 48005

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
Employer guarantees worker payment not less than state's AEWR hourly rate for each hour worked. Wage offered is current AEWR or as amended by law.
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