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Bartley Farms

Dowagiac, MI

$17.34 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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GENERAL FARM LABOR: Worker will be required to hoe or pull weeds as directed by supervisor. For staking tomatoes and specialty variety peppers, workers will stake with 12 to 96 inch stakes by hand with stake pounders weighing up to 20 pounds. Workers may also stake with air driven machines. Worker will sprout young shoots on the tomato plant as needed for optimum plant potential. Workers will pull out of ground and pick up 12 to 96 inch in length tomato stakes and place them in approved container. Worker will hook up and repair vegetable and apple irrigation. Worker will repair, clean and sanitize harvest buckets, bags, bins, and equipment as instructed. Workers will conduct pruning activities. Workers will conduct various farm and field clean up tasks such as raking brush, picking up rocks and roots and mowing grass on farm property as directed. 1. Mechanic: Worker will be responsible for general repairs and maintenance of farm equipment and irrigation on the farm. Worker will repair farm equipment using shop tools such as a torch, power saw, air impact, and wrench. Shop tools will be provided by employer. 2. Bus Driving: If worker is eligible to drive under Michigan law and provides proof of no infractions from official source, Employer may require worker to drive Employer-provided vehicle to and from the worksite and to locations within 30 miles as directed. 3. Farm Equipment Operation: Workers may be required to operate tractors and other farm equipment during field operations incidental to the production of the crop. Before any worker is required to operate any farm equipment, the worker will be instructed in the proper and safe operation of a tractor and applicable equipment. Workers will be required to operate tractors and equipment according to instructions and in a manner that protects the operator, other workers, trees, crops, and equipment. Failure to obey operating and safety instructions will result in progressive disciplinary action, described in attached work rules. 4. Plastic Laying: Worker will ride the machine monitoring the rolls of plastic as the machine creates the row of plastic. Workers on ends of rows will hold plastic as machine moves away down row unrolling plastic. Worker will cut the plastic at end of row, use a shovel to place plastic into ground and make the rows even and straight, and also will conduct clean-up activities. Worker will unload plastic and drip-tape from truck and load plastic and drip- tape on plastic machine as needed. Workers may be asked at times to jointly lift up to 120lbs of plastic from truck.
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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Job requires worker to complete tasks in General Farm Labor for Zucchini, Cucumber, Pickles, Winter Squash, Yellow Summer Squash, Specialty Peppers, Serrano Pepper, Tomatillo, Round Tomato, Roma Tomato, and Apples. Hand Harvest and Packing of Zucchini, Cucumber, Pickles, Winter Squash, Yellow Summer Squash, Specialty Peppers, Serrano Pepper, Tomatillo, Roma Tomato and Apples. Experience Requirement: 3 verifiable months commercial tree fruit and/or vegetable hand harvest experience required. Applicants must furnish job references from employers of the last 3 years establishing acceptable prior experience Drug testing not utilized as pre-employment tool and is done at employer's expense.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Bartley Farms
Company Name:
Gary F Bartley
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Telephone Number:


53138 Townhall Rd., Dowagiac, MI 49047

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
per 5/8 bushel bucket tomatillo and roma tomato harvest. Estimated hourly equivalent $19.80 (11 buckets).
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