- Full Time:
- Number of Workers Requested:
- Job Duties:
- Apples – assist with planting, weeding, irrigation, pruning, tree training, trellis maintenance, fruit thinning and picking. Picking is for fresh fruit and must be include meeting color requirements and must mostly bruise free. Use of multiple types of ladders will be necessary.
Stone fruit, (including cherries, peaches and plums) – assist with planting, pruning, tree training, weeding, irrigation, and picking. Will also include fruit thinning of peaches and plums. All fruit is to be picked tree ripe so care will need to be taking to avoid bruising and damaging fruit. Cherries will be picked with their stems on. Use of multiple types of ladders will be necessary.
Pears – assist with weeding, irrigation, pruning, tree training, trellis and picking. Picking is for fresh fruit and must be mostly bruise free. Use of multiple types of ladders will be necessary.
Blue berries – Assist with weeding, pruning, irrigation and picking. Picking is for fresh fruit and must be include selecting the ripe berries and carefully picking them without damage.
Brambles (raspberries, both red and black, and black berries) - – Assist with trellis maintenance. Weeding, pruning, irrigation and picking. These workers will pick processing berries only which will include selecting the ripe berries and carefully picking them without damage. The harvest of processing raspberries and blackberries will be done in containers separate from those used for fresh raspberries and Blackberries. They will not be involved with the harvest of fresh fruit raspberries and blackberries. Processing berries and fresh berries will never be picked at the same time in the same field.
These workers will not be involved in any fresh fruit packing for any market.
Strawberries – Assist with planting, weeding and irrigation and harvest.
Deer Fences – assist with the construction and maintenance of deer fences for various orchards and plantings.
Irrigation – Assist in maintaining the various irrigations systems both trickle and movable pipe. This will include moving and setting up aluminum pipe and risers used with and also the fire hoses used in conjunction this the pipes. As well as laying and repairing trickle lines. It may also include assisting with the installation of a new irrigation system.
Driving – Employees with a valid driver’s license may be requested to drive. Not all workers are requested to drive. No one will be rejected for the position that does not possess a driver’s license. The designated, licensed, employee whom we request to drive other workers to conduct errands for banking, grocery shopping or medical needs, will be offered additional hours for such activity and will be compensated at the current wage rate, including overtime pay when due.
Flowers – Assist in the digging of dahlia tubers are the end of the growing season and preparing them for winter storage.
Tractor Driving - they may be required to do some tractor driving from time to time after training.
Must be physically able to lift up to 75lbs on a consistent basis throughout the day. While working in the field, cell phone usage is limited to emergency use only. Due to safety concerns on a farm, workers must understand basic instructions in English. Workers referred as a result of this order must have a minimum of three months verifiable experience in performing the tasks described in this order
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse