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Farmworkers and Laborers

Jackson Citrus, Inc. - MI #10

Grand Rapids, MI

$15.37 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+18636753119
Web address to Apply:
https://www.michiganworks.org/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
18
Job Duties:
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, peaches, and grapes 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.
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

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
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.
Number of Hours Per Week:
36
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Jackson Citrus, Inc. - MI #10
Location:
Labelle, FL 33935
Telephone Number:
+18636753119

Worksite

Address:
Dale Momber Orchard 7481 Peach Ridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49544

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22181-323598
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
7/13/2022

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