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Apples, pears and cherries.
This job is for orchard supervisors. Work involves service as supervisor for temporary workers. Supervisors will be required to train new workers. Supervisors will assist in ensuring that the work performed and the procedures are accomplished in accordance with the established procedures and guidelines.
Supervisors may be required to keep inventory, provide reports of work performed by workers, supplies, loss, and damage to fruit.
Supervisors will provide instructions and overall direction of workers. Supervisors must be able to communicate effectively with the workers. Unusual, complex or non-routine activities will be supervised.
Work assignments will be made at the sole discretion of the employer conditional on unforeseen circumstances such as weather or other unscheduled/unexpected interruptions in regular work. Workers must perform the assigned work and may not perform duties not provided in this application, or work in areas not assigned without the specific authorization of the foreman or crew boss. Workers will be expected to perform any of the listed duties as assigned by supervisor.
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 should be able to work on their feet in bent positions for long periods of time. Allergies to ragweed, goldenrod, insect spray, related chemicals, etc. may affect workers' ability to perform the job. Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodations. Work is to be done for long periods of time. Temperatures may range from 60 to 105 F. Workers may be required to work during occasional showers not severe enough to stop field operations. Saturday work is required.
Workers should be physically able to do the work required with or without reasonable accommodation. 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 job requires regular standing and walking. Employees are frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl under trellis wires. Workers must be able to lift/carry up to 50 lbs. throughout the course of the day. Ladders 10-12 feet in length are an essential tool in pruning, thinning and picking fruit. Use ladders in a safe manner. Do not lean the ladder on leaders, do not lean off to one side of the ladder, and do not stand on the last two steps. Do not climb the trees; use a ladder. If you are unsure of how to use your ladder safely, ask a crew boss.
Supervisors will oversee work performed under the following orchard areas:
Orchard Clean Up
Supervisors will supervise temporary workers doing orchard clean up. Orchard clean up is a general term for duties associated with keeping the outdoor orchard area clean. Additional duties under the clean up description are: collecting and disposing of mylar plastic sheeting, orchard row weeding activities and other associated duties keeping the orchard clean and debris-free.
Supervisors will supervise temporary workers doing thinning tasks, a manual process used to control the size and fruit quality of grown fruit. Employees will be given appropriate training by supervisors. Ability to pick up, use and safely handle a 10-12 foot orchard ladder weighing approximately 40 lbs. is necessary for performance of thinning tasks.
This process requires the employee to remove, in some cases but not limited to, the smallest fruit blossom, bud and/or identifiable fruit from within a cluster of other fruits.
- Job Classification:
- 45-1011.00 - First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers