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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers and Laborers, Crops

Royal Farms, Inc.

Ellsworth, MI

$15.37 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15173915090
Email address to Apply:
wuglals@michfb.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
18
Job Duties:
GENERAL FARM LABOR: 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 an 18 foot orchard ladder weighing 50 pounds. Worker will remove the smallest fruit blossom, bud and/or identifiable fruit from within a cluster of other fruits. Workers will be expected to be able to identify and remove fruit that is misshapen, damaged and/or with other quality problems as directed by supervisors. Thinning may be done from the ground or a ladder up to 16 feet in height or from a motorized platform. Pruning: Pruning numerous varieties of fruit trees according to established company procedures based on the difference in the treatment of different varieties. Worker will perform pruning on trees for long periods of time using a variety of pruning equipment including hand shears, hand loppers, hand saws, chainsaws, and 18-foot ladders. Pruning and thinning may be done from the ground or a ladder up to 16 feet in height or from a motorized platform or trimming tower. Workers may be required to selectively prune only trees of a certain size and color as instructed by supervisors. Worker must possess or acquire pruning skills in order to identify and remove stubs or broken branches, downward-growing branches, branches which rub against each other, shaded interior branches, dead wood and shoots/suckers. Workers will both hand prune and machine prune.
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:
2
Special Requirements:
Experience Requirement: 9 verifiable weeks of commercial tree fruit hand harvest experience 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. Worker must possess requisite physical strength and endurance to repeat harvest process throughout workday. Worker must work at sustained pace and make good faith efforts to work efficiently as reasonable under working conditions. Drug testing not utilized as pre-employment tool. See work rule #4 for more information regarding post-employment drug testing
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Royal Farms, Inc.
Location:
Ellsworth, MI 49729
Telephone Number:
+12315993222

Worksite

Address:
45.185749 N -85.333745 W, Ellsworth, MI 49729

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22175-310459
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
7/6/2022

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