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Farm Laborer

Columbia Reach / Chiawana Orchards

Yakima, WA

$17.97 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15099653641
Email address to Apply:
H2A@columbiareach.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
963
Job Duties:
This job requires pruning, thinning, training, of apples, cherries and other farm-related activities as indicated below by the worker. GENERAL CONDITIONS: Field work begins at the assigned time shortly after daylight. Work may be performed during light rain and in high humidity and in freezing or high heat temperatures. The worker may be required to work in the orchard when trees are wet with dew/rain and should have suitable clothing for variable weather conditions. Full Growing Season Commitment: The worker agrees to be available for work and perform the assigned work for the assigned employer through the full period of employment of 06/07/2023 through 08/12/2023. Training: There will be a demonstration period to familiarize workers with job specifications and to demonstrate proper methods and other crop specific issues. General Job Specifications: Must be able to perform all duties within this job description in what can be considered a safe manner adhering to all established orchard safety guidelines, practices, and procedures. 1. Must wear all required and always assigned personal protective equipment when required to do so. Workers must wear proper clothing and footwear depending on the season. All footwear must be closed-toed work boots with 1-inch heal and tread and durable due to safety precautions. 2. The Employer or designated worker will provide instructions and general supervision. Workers will be expected to conform to the specific instructions given for each day’s work. 3. Workers will be required to attend an orientation on workplace rules, policies, and safety information. 4. All work sites covered by this clearance order and all facilities of the employer are drug free workplaces. Workers must not report for work, enter employers’ property, or perform service while under the influence of or having used alcohol, marijuana, or illegal controlled substances. Workers must not report for work or perform service while under the influence of or impaired by prescription drugs, medications, marijuana, alcohol, or other substances that may in any way adversely affect their alertness, coordination, reaction response or safety. 5. Individuals who are not employed by the Employer will not be permitted in or adjacent to the work site. No underaged children may be present at or adjacent to work sites or left in vehicles during the workday. Workers arriving at work with underage children or non-workers will be sent home All other duties assigned under this order will be those duties of Farm Worker, Diversified Crops, under the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics Standard Occupational Classification Code 45-2092.
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
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Columbia Reach / Chiawana Orchards
Company Name:
Chiawana Orchards, LLC
Location:
Yakima, WA 98902
Telephone Number:
+15094578001

Worksite

Address:
3107 River Road, Yakima, WA 98902

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-23083-876227
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
4/6/2023

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