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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers

AgriLabor, Inc.

Pasco, WA

$17.41 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15416679580
Email address to Apply:
info@agrilaborinc.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
30
Job Duties:
FARMWORKERS: APPLE Harvest: Worker will hand harvest apples. 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 off 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. CHERRY Harvest: The Worker will hand harvest cherries, this can be performed from a motorized platform and/or from the ground or a ladder. The Worker will attach harness, bucket or bag and pick low hanging fruit while standing or 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 a motion so as not to harm adjacent buds on the tree branches. The Worker will carry harness, bucket or bag of up to 20 lbs. and will place fruit into plastic lugs or bins which hold approximately 30 pounds 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 plastic/wooden bins and sort out any fruit not meeting the grade, color and size specifications. The worker must possess the ability to pick-up, handle a 10 ft. or 12 ft. orchard ladder weighing up to 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 tree is 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: Tying, taping or clipping tree limbs to wires. Tying up or down fruit tree limbs. Training and limb positioning of fruit trees. Shoot thinning, sucker removal, cluster thinning, shoot positioning, hedging, or leaf removal. Propping and supporting fruit trees. PRUNING: Pruning numerous varieties of fruit 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 but not limited to hand shears, hand loppers, hand saws. Furthermore, the worker must possess ability to pick up, handle a 10 ft. or 12 ft. orchard ladder weighing 40 pounds. Pruning may be done from the ground or a ladder up to 12 feet in height or from a motorized platform. The Worker may be required to selectively prune only trees of a certain size and color as instructed by the crew supervisor. The Worker is expected to 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 with hand pruning saws, clippers, mechanized pruning equipment.
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:
This job opportunity requires 3 months of verifiable previous tree fruit experience.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
AgriLabor, Inc.
Location:
Hermiston , OR 97838
Telephone Number:
+15417206746

Worksite

Address:
2781 Cottonwood Dr, Pasco, WA 99301

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-22327-603170
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Unit: OTHER (See Addendum A)
Date Posted:
12/2/2022

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