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Christmas Tree Farmworker

Dutchman Tree Farms LLC

Neshkoro, WI

$15.37 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+12319223729
Web address to Apply:
https://seasonaljobs.dol.gov/

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
50
Job Duties:
Workers will perform various duties associated with working in the crops named in this job order: Christmas Trees. Work Duties include Manually planting, cultivating, and harvesting vegetables and field crops, Tree planting, Irrigation, tractor operation, tilling soil, transplanting, fertilizing, weeding, spraying herbicides, cutting trees, shearing trees, bailing trees, hauling trees, loading trees, tagging trees, orchard clean up, pruning and thinning trees/crops, garden work, clean fields of root, rocks and trash, cleaning equipment/trucks/barns, repair fences/farm buildings, painting, planting plants, deer repellent, and using a variety of hand tools. These hand tools include but not limited to shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Worker must possess the physical strength and endurance (ability to continue or last) to repeat the harvest process though out the workday, working quickly and skillfully to perform activities assigned during that activity. Workers may not leave trash, or other discarded items in work areas or vehicles but must dispose of such items in provided receptacles. Workers must wash hands with soap and water after all bathroom and meal breaks. Allergies to varieties of ragweed, goldenrod, insecticides, related agricultural chemicals, etc., may affect worker’s ability to perform the work described herein. Workers will perform various duties on a Christmas Tree farm which may include cultivating color tinting, baling, hauling, loading, and harvesting Christmas evergreen trees on a Christmas-tree farm. Removes brush, ferns, and other growth from planting area using hand tools such as mattock, brush hook, hoe, axe sling blade. Will hand plant seedlings, using mattock or dibble. May scatter fertilizer pellets over planted area by hand. May spray herbicides or pesticides. Shears tops and limb tips from trees, as specified by supervisor to control growth, increase limb density, and improve shape. Harvesting Christmas evergreen trees on a Christmas tree farm. Selects Christmas trees for cutting according to markings or size, species, and grade as directed by the grower or supervisor. Will cut trees using chain saw or axe as directed by grower or supervisor. Will drag trees that range in weight from 50 to 100 lbs. from cutting area to field loading area and lift onto mechanical tree bailer to be bailed. Trees weighting 100 lbs. will be moved in teams of 2. Will load trees onto field trucks or trailers for transport to a central staging area where trees will be unloaded, sorted, and grouped according to size, species and quality specifications as directed by the grower or supervisor. May drive trucks or tractors on an incidental basis, as is the norm in the industry, in and around the field or from the field to central loading areas. Workers will load Christmas trees into box trailers for shipment to market according to supervisor’s instructions. Workers must exercise care not to break or damage limbs of trees when working around and handling trees. Work is physically challenging and will be performed in steep mountainous terrain in varying weather that includes, but is not limited to cold, rain, snow, and sleet. Sanitation Requirements: For food and general personal safety purposes, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly critical when hand harvesting crops for human consumption. Employees are required to cleanse their hands by washing them thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom and before entering the fields for harvest activities or the packing facility for packing operations.
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:
Workers must have at least 3 months experience as a farmworker. Applicants must be able to furnish affirmative job references from recent employers operating comparable operations establishing acceptable previous experience. Must be physically able to meet and perform all job specifications stated in job order. Must be able to work in the hot humid weather for extended periods of time. Workers are subject to random drug testing post hire at no cost to the employee. Failing or refusing a drug test will result in immediate termination. Workers are subjected to COVID-19 temperature screening and possible test. Workers with an elevated body temperature and/or illness symptom will not be allowed to work.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Dutchman Tree Farms LLC
Location:
Manton, MI 49663
Telephone Number:
+12318397901

Worksite

Address:
W 6965 Cypress Lane, Neshkoro, WI 54960

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22213-388133
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
$15.37 per hour. Workers will be paid weekly. Workers that complete the harvest season may be issued bonuses based on their Christmas Tree Harvest.
Date Posted:
8/4/2022

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