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Farmworker

Overlook Harvesting Michigan, LLC - MI

Grant, MI

$15.37 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Web address to Apply:
www.michiganworks.org

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
157
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: Apples. Rock/Roots/Stick/Brush Pick-Up and Removal: Worker will pick up hand rocks, roots, sticks, brush from ground and place on trailers, in loader buckets or piles. The use of pointed shovel, ax, loppers or pry bar may be necessary for help with pick up. Pay will be hourly. Worker will be required to walk, bend, kneel, stoop and lift for long periods of time. Hoeing: Worker will walk down rows of planted crops using a garden hoe to remove weeds from growing around and within the plants. Care must be exercised as to not dig up or harm the adjacent vegetable plants. Pay will be hourly. Worker must be able to walk, bend, kneel, stoop and stand for long periods of time and work at a steady and efficient pace. Weeding: Workers will remove weeds by use of a hoe/pickaxe from the walk-way and remove all weeds growing around plants by hand. Workers will remove weeds from the growing area by raking piles of debris and dispose of it as directed by the farm manager and or/crew supervisor. Pruning: The supervisor will set the standard for pruning a block of trees and will provide all the necessary equipment to perform the required task. Workers will be assigned rows of trees and must prune according to the predetermined standard as instructed by supervisors. All limbs and branches pruned must be removed from the tree and moved to the center of the drive row. Pruning may involve the use of ladders and motorized platforms. Hand pruners, hydraulic saws and air pruners may be used for cutting limbs. General Farm Labor: Some of the work required from the worker to be performed that is incidental to farming crops listed in this application may be described as performing hand cultivation duties, planting crops/trees, transplanting (may include riding on a transplant machine), cutting spears and sorting, weeding or hoeing crops, root stock work, cleaning, repairing seed beds and racks, setting up and moving irrigation pipes and equipment. Tasks the worker must be able to perform include: assist in pest controls; install culverts for field drainage; remove and reinstall sprinklers, remove debris, boxes, and discarded plants from fields to keep clean growing areas; general ranch maintenance; basic irrigation maintenance; clean and maintenance equipment and tools, assist in equipment cleaning, assist in applications by hand or tractor of fertilizers and or/pesticides; frost control of sprinklers, frost blanket coverings, or hoop coverings. Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs. Build/repair fences. May be necessary to assist in the use of farm equipment such as tractors, fork-lifts, trucks and harvest machinery, etc. Spray, mow and other micellaneous field work. Workers must operate all equipment properly and in a manner that protects operator, others, the employer's products and property. Failure to comply with safety requirements and operating instructions may result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination. Orchard Maintenance: Workers will perform any of the following duties: Hand thinning, strap and tie fruit trees for tree training (may require motorized platform); pick up rocks, roots and limbs, strip and pull suckers and training tree, install bamboo stakes, wires, clips, posts and irrigation tubing; pull weeds, spread mouse bait, clean equipment, build/repair tree trellises including setting bamboo, spread compost, remove strings and wire from trellises, cutting suckers and training trees, fixing boxes, graft fruit trees, cutting back fence rows, hanging deer deterrents, watering trees, putting on trees guards and other hand task. Care of young-non-producing fruit trees, including weeding, tree trunk painting, hand fertilizing, hand clipping and feathering trees. Tree trimming, thinning & tying, picking up rocks & sticks.
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

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
This job requires a minimum of 3 months of agricultural experience handling both manual and mechanized tasks. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer-paid pre-employment and post-hire drug testing required. Criminal background check required.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Overlook Harvesting Michigan, LLC - MI
Location:
Winter Haven, FL 33884
Telephone Number:
+18633244654

Worksite

Address:
10562 Gordon Ave., Grant, MI 49327

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22174-307278
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Apple Harvest, per bin
Date Posted:
6/30/2022

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