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Farmworkers/laborers

Sather Management Inc.

Manson, WA

$17.41 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15094705742
Email address to Apply:
alfavictor4@yahoo.com
Web address to Apply:
www.worksourcewa.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
44
Job Duties:
APPLES/PEARS Harvest: Worker will hand harvest apples and pears. The worker will attach harness, bucket or bag and picks low hanging fruit while standing on the ground and higher branches while standing on a ladder. The worker will pick according to grade, color, and size by grasping fruit with the hands and removing from the tree in motion so as not to harm adjacent buds on the tree branches. The worker will carry harness, bucket or bag of up to 60 lbs. and will place fruit into bins, which hold approximately 22 bushels of fruit. Care must be exercised at all times to prevent bruising of fruit or breaking of branches. Some workers may be required to examine harvested fruit in bins and sort out any fruit not meeting the grade, color and size specifications. Workers must possess the ability to pick up, handle a 10 ft. or 12 ft. orchard ladder weighing 40 pounds. THINNING: Thinning is a manual process used to control the size and quality of grown fruit. Must possess the ability to pick up, handle a 10 ft. or 12 ft. orchard ladder weighing 40 pounds. This process requires the employee to remove, in some cases not limited to 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 performed from a motorized platform and/or from the ground or a ladder. TRAINING: Training is a process in which the fruit trees are manipulated to increase yield and/or quality. The worker must possess the ability to pick up, handle a 10 ft. or 12 ft. orchard ladder weighing 40 pounds. Training may be performed from a motorized platform and/or from the ground or ladder. Some example training tasks are but not limited to: • Training of apple trees to limb tying, trellis tying or clipping limbs to wire. • Training and limb positioning of apples trees. • Hand thinning of apple trees to ensure proper crop load. • Shoot thinning, sucker removal, cluster thinning, shoot positioning, hedging, leaf removal for apple trees. • Propping and tying of apple trees. • Training may be performed from a motorized platform and/or from the ground or a ladder. PRUNING: Pruning numerous varieties of apple trees according to established company procedures based on the difference in the treatment of different varieties. Work will be performed on trees for long periods of time using a variety of pruning equipment including hand shears, hand loppers, power pruners, chainsaws, hand saws, and 10 ft. or 12 ft. ladders. Pruning may be done from the ground or a ladder up to 12 feet in height or from a motorized platform. Workers may be required to selectively prune only trees of a certain size and color as instructed by the crew boss.
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:
SEE ADDENDUM C 4e) Must be able to lift and/or load 60lbs. 4g) Work may take place when temperatures are below freezing and above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. 4h) May require extensive pulling and/or pushing of tools, wheelbarrows, fruit containers, etc. 4i) May require worker to sit and/or walk for extensive periods of time while sorting, picking, examining, weeding, transporting, pruning, etc. 4j) Workers will be required to stoop and/or bend over while performing farm labor such as weeding, irrigating, pruning, picking, removing debris, etc. 4k) There will be repetitive movements while performing most of the farm labor duties, for example picking, sorting, pruning, shoveling, weeding, etc.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Sather Management Inc.
Location:
Manson, WA 98831
Telephone Number:
+15094232077

Worksite

Address:
700 Swartout Rd, Manson, WA 98831

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22181-327289
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Please see Addendum C
Date Posted:
7/12/2022

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