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Farmworkers and Laborers

Jackson Citrus, Inc. - MI #8

Decatur, MI

$15.37 per hour


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Job Description

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The job requires a minimum of three months experience in tasks associated with farm experience. The job requires extensive standing and walking. Workers are frequently required to use their hands and arms to handle, feel, reach, climb or balance. Workers are occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl under trellis wires. Workers must be able to lift/carry up to 60 lbs throughout the course of the day. Apple Harvest: Quality is essential to the apple harvest. Many different varieties of apples will be picked according to established company procedures based on the end use (spot picking for fresh, small percentage of culls for processing). To ensure quality, workers must be able to differentiate between colors accurately in order to perform color-specific picking. Workers must also be able to carry and pick from 16-foot ladder and be able to carry up to 60 pounds. Quality Checker: Worker may be asked to sort harvested apples for quality standards (bruising, scarring, ect.) and report issues to worker supervisor. Shovel Work: Workers will use a shovel to bank soil around loose tree trunks. Tree Training: Workers may be requested to perform tree training duties, including but not limited to the following activities: hoeing, tree painting, weed mat application, and tree tying, which includes tying limbs to trellises and tying limbs together. Additional tree training duties could include support stringing, bamboo supporting, and scoring. If the supervisor determined that any other tying activities are required, the supervisor will communicate this to all workers. Supervisors will explain and demonstrate, if necessary, picking requirements to all workers at the start of the season and as needed thereafter to ensure quality standards. Workers must take care when picking to ensure there is no damage to the fruit, such as bruising. Workers are required to pick and dump fruit without stem pulls, punctures, bruising or other damage which diminishes quality. Workers will receive a written disciplinary note if the supervisor observes bruised, damaged or cull fruit, or if bruised, damaged or cull fruit are indicated on the pick quality report. Upon third notice, a worker's employment may be terminated. A worker may receive a written disciplinary notice when a bin is inspected and a significant number of culls, bruised or damaged fruit are found by the supervisor. Workers must wear a picking bag around the shoulder and not around the waist. Unless approved by the supervisor, there may not be any modification of picking bags. For example, there may be no lengthening of picking strings. Orchard Clean-up: In addition to the above activities, workers may be required to perform miscellaneous grove clean-up work, such as repair and or replace irrigation equipment, removal of debris, and other general grove clean-up work as required. The worker will assist in cleaning orchard by clearing brush and picking up rocks up to 60lbs. Worker completes farm clean up task to include picking up garbage around orchard, removing old strings and wire from trellis and orchard blocks, and other hand task. Workers performing grove clean-up work will be paid the adverse effect wage rate, the prevailing rate, or the minimum wage rate, whichever is higher. Other Job Specifications include: Worker cares for young non-producing fruit tress including weeding, hoeing, trunk planting, hand fertilizing and growth selection by hand and clipping. In addition, worker props and ties trees and limbs.
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.

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The employer may conduct a drug test post-hire at the employers expense upon reasonable suspicion after a worker has been involved in an accident while working. Successful applicants will be subject to a three (3) to five (5) day trial period during which their performance of the required task will be evaluated. If the performance during the trial period is not acceptable to the employer, the worker's employment will be terminated.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Jackson Citrus, Inc. - MI #8
Labelle, FL 33935
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Berrybrook Enterprises 85011 62nd St, Decatur, MI 49045

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