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Farm Labor


Goldendale, WA

$17.97 per hour


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Job Description

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PRUNING: Pruning grape vineyards according to established company procedures based on the difference in the treatment of different varieties. Work will be performed on vineyards for long periods of time using a variety of pruning equipment including but not limited to hand shears, hand loppers, hand saws. The Worker may be required to selectively prune only vineyards of a certain size and color as instructed by the crew supervisor. Grapes: Performs a variety of tasks under supervision in vineyard/winery operation. Primary tasks are grape production and cultural activities, including planting and cultivating vines. Performs vineyard canopy management to permit light and air to circulate around grapevines, including thinning fruit and removing shoots, leaves and vines. Performs vineyard maintenance activities, such as weed control with mowers, hand rakes and chemicals. Sprays vines and fruit with herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. Installs and maintains vine trellises and ties vines to trellises. May load and unload trucks, install irrigation equipment and clean equipment. Assists in moving harvested fruit from field to processing area. Grape Tying - The employee will tie grape vines onto a metal wire or wood trellis and tie down shoots of the vine to cordon trellis. This job may be done while standing and walking at their own pace. Branch/Debris Remover - The employee will pull or drag branches under the trees from the middle of the rows after trees have been pruned. Job does not need to be done with dominant hand. Weight limitations may be applied according to provided recommendations. Instructions and overall supervision and direction of workers will be provided by a company supervisor. Workers hired pursuant to this labor certification must be able to comprehend and follow instructions of a company supervisor and communicate effectively to supervisors. Unusual, complex or non-routine activities will be supervised. Workers will be expected to perform basic duties in a timely and proficient manner without close supervision. SCHEDULING CHANGES. Workers should expect occasional periods of little or no work because of weather, crop or other conditions beyond the employer's control. These periods may occur anytime throughout the season. Workers may be assigned a variety of duties in any given day and different tasks on different days. NONDISCRIMINATION. All terms and conditions included in the job order will apply equally to all seasonal workers (U.S. and foreign H-2A), employed in the occupation described in this job order. Workers will be required to attend an orientation on workplace rules, policies and safety information prior to beginning work on or after the date of need. Workers must obey all safety rules and basic instructions and be able to recognize, understand and comply with safety, pesticide warning/re-entry and other essential postings. The following disciplinary policy will apply to all housing, job activities and Work Rule violations, except in extreme circumstances in which an employee maliciously destroys equipment or other property, fights with other employees or is found to be carrying deadly weapons, in which cases, the employee may be terminated immediately. Workers must wear all required and assigned personal protective equipment when required. Employees must report for work daily wearing work clothing and boots or other durable foot wear. Written write-up will be in force for any foot wear violations. Shorts, bathing suits or other casual clothing is not permitted. Workers wearing clothing inappropriate for work, including footwear will not be permitted to start work and be asked to go home and change without pay.
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

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This job requires a minimum of three months of prior experience working on a fruit and/or vegetable crop farm handling manual tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Workers must be able to perform all work activities with accuracy and efficiency. Primary tasks will be planting, training and trellising trees, pruning. Work week is Monday through Saturday. Sunday work may be offered but not required. Must be able to lift/carry 40 lbs. Employer paid post-hire drug testing may be required upon reasonable suspicion of use or after employee-caused accident where injury to self, others or damage to equipment occurred.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
kennewick, WA 99336
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112 Eglentine Loop, Goldendale, WA 98620

Job Order Details

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