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Frens Orchards Inc.

Fremont, MI

$17.34 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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FARM LABORER: ROCK/ROOT/STICK/BRUSH PICK UP AND REMOVAL: Worker will pick up by hand rocks, roots, sticks, brush from ground and place on trailers, in loader buckets or in piles. The use of a pointed shovel, ax, loppers or pry bar may be necessary for help with pick up. Worker will be required to walk, bend, kneel, stoop and lift for long periods of time. HOEING: Worker will walk down rows of planted crops using a garden hoe to remove weeds growing around and within the plants. Care must be exercised as to not dig up or harm the adjacent vegetable plants. Worker must be able to walk, bend, kneel, stoop and stand for long periods of time. PACKING only employers' crops: Worker may separate vegetable or fruit according to size and uniformity. Close container, mark size on container, after packing, stack full containers according to size on pallet and secure with tape. GENERAL MAINTENANCE: Any hand task required for maintenance of farm and orchard property. Worker may be required to safely use a chainsaw, pneumatic air gun, drill, handsaw, pry bar, hammer, and loppers for general farm maintenance. Worker may be required to clean up leaves using a rake and a backpack blower. APPLE BOX/PALLET BIN REPAIR: Worker performs maintenance to apple boxes/pallet bins before and during harvest. Pay will be hourly.
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 apples, mini pumpkins/gourds, summer squash, hard squash, and zucchini. Experience Requirement: 2 verifiable months of commercial vegetable hand harvest or commercial tree fruit hand harvest required. Applicants must furnish job references from recent employers within the last 5 years establishing acceptable prior experience. Drug testing done at employer's expense and not utilized as preemployment tool.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Frens Orchards Inc.
Fremont, MI 49412
Telephone Number:


7929 32nd Street, Fremont, MI 49412

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
per 18-bushel bin (Apples). /$17.34 Estimated Hourly Rate/ Piece rates are minimum and may change during season or hourly rates may be offered. Employer guarantees worker payment not less than state's AEWR hourly rate for each hour worked.
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