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Citrus Harvesters

Freeman Harvesting, Inc. #2

Groveland, FL

$12.41 per hour


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Job Description

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Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Duties may vary from time to time. Following the Supervisors instructions, the worker will place a picking sack over their shoulder and carry an 18' to 20' ladder from the field truck to the particular area of the grove to be harvested. The picking sack is a canvas bag equipped with a shoulder strap for support, an opening for the insertion of fruit, and an opening to remove fruit. A fully loaded sack weighs between approximately 80 and 100 pounds, depending upon the size, condition and variety of fruit. Worker positions ladder against the tree and within reach of the fruit in a leaning position, taking care not to break limbs, damage the tree, knock off fruit, or interfere with other workers, in a secure position to prevent slipping or falling and possible injury to themselves or other workers. Worker will remove fruit from the tree and place into pick sack. When pick sack is full take full sack to fruit tub located in the grove and drop fruit from pick sack into tub. In order to perform this kind of work, worker must be able to work outside for at least 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance to repeat the picking process rapidly, working quickly and skillfully with their hands, and carrying a large number of sacks of fruit from the area in which the fruit is being harvested to the location of the tub. Grove Clean-up: Workers may be required to perform miscellaneous grove clean-up work. These activities include pruning, painting trees, repair and or replace irrigation equipment, removal of debris, clean micro-jets, and other general grove clean-up work as required. Workers performing grove clean-up work will be paid the adverse effect wage rate, the prevailing rate or the minimum wage rate which ever is higher. The employer will provide the tools necessary to perform the described job duties without charge to the worker. The employer will charge the worker for reasonable costs related to the workers refusal or negligent failure to return the tools or due to such workers willful damage or destruction of the tools. Due to communal living arrangements where workers entitled to free housing will reside in close proximity to one another with limited residential supervision, and due to food safety considerations, the employer comprises the right to terminate if made aware of an employees habitual felony offender or habitual violent felony offender as defined in Sections 775.084(1)(a) and (b), Florida Statutes, and the absence of convictions of (1) a felony or attempt or conspiracy to commit a felony of violence, including but not limited to convictions for arson, aggravated or sexual battery, aggravated stalking, armed burglary, robbery, aggravated assault, aggravated child abuse, aggravated abuse of an elderly person or disabled adult, kidnapping, manslaughter or murder, and (2) misdemeanor offenses as described in Chapters 784(assault and battery), 790 (weapons), 800 (lewdness), 806 (arson & criminal mischief), 810 (burglary), 812 (theft), 856 (drunkenness), and 893 (drug abuse), Florida Statutes, and comparable misdemeanor statutes of other jurisdictions.
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.

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Freeman Harvesting is a drug-free workplace. All employees will be subject to the company's hiring standards for seasonal agricultural workers, including drug/alcohol testing. A drug/alcohol testing may be conducted post-employment and/or post-accident at the employers expense.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 2:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Freeman Harvesting, Inc. #2
Winter Garden, FL 34787
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Beck Agricultural Holdings, LLP 4008 Smith Road, Groveland , FL 34736

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