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This job requires planting, hoeing, twining, training, pruning, and trellis repair, operating small tractors, and/or irrigating of hops by the worker.
There are general conditions of employment, general job specifications and individual requirements that are specific to each job duty.
Specific Job Requirements: Hop Job Requirements:
Hand train hop shoots onto the string (Training): Job consists of walking through the hop fields removing the weeds, either by hand or with a hoe, removing vines that climbed the string early and then gently grasping the newly emerged hop shoots and wrapping them clockwise onto that hop string. This job requires a considerable amount of walking, stooping over, squatting and kneeling.
Hop Hoeing: Job consists of using a hoe tool using blade for digging holes and weeding hop beds.
Twinning (Stringing): Running twine from top trellis wire down to the anchors near the plants. Involves repetitive reaching up above the head and/or stepping with enough pressure to force the anchor into the ground to the required depth.
Planting hop roots: Workers will dig hops roots and place hop roots in soil or dig hole with hand tool to plant hop plants from pots. Job requires walking fields and kneeling or bending down.
Pruning: Pruning hops according to established company procedures based on the difference in the treatment of different varieties. Work will be performed on hop vines for long periods of time using a variety of pruning equipment. Workers may be required to selectively prune only vines of a certain size and color as instructed.
Irrigation: Job consists of removing, installing, repairing and flushing drip irrigation lines as instructed.
Trellis Repair: Job consists of repairing and installing wires and poles on trellis structure.
Tractor: Driving a small tractor in the hop field with a implement or sprayer attached to perform groundwork and spray chemicals.
Transport Driver: Operate Bus to transport workers and operate equipment to transport supplies/equipment.
Equipment Maintenance Support: Provide support on the hop farm equipment for maintenance issues.
Oregon Pesticide Attestation:
The Employer attests that all workers will be properly trained in the Worker Protections Standard (WPS) by qualified WPS trainers who have completed an EPA-approved Train-the-Trainer course pursuant to the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
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.
Months of Experience Required:
4b) Worker must have at least three months experience stringing and training hops.
4e) Must be able to lift and/or load 50lbs. Limit weight lifted to no more than 50 pounds. When lifting loads heavier than 50 pounds,
use two or more people to lift the load.
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.
4i) May require worker to sit and/or walk for extensive periods of time
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 overhead movements while performing most of the farm labor duties