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Farmworkers and Laborers

Cherry Ke, Inc. (Petition 2)

Kewadin, MI

$17.34 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
Number of Workers Requested:
Job Duties:
Duties may vary from time to time. Workers will perform various tasks involving planting, cultivating, and harvesting fruit according to supervisors instructions. Workers may till soil, plant stock, pick up rocks/roots/debris and doing pruning activities using a variety of tools. May aid in irrigation duties, minor repair, and cleaning of fruit containers and equipment before and after harvest. May drive workers to field and/or grocery. Nursery: Workers may be asked to prune and plant roots. Weeding by hand or with machine, grafting scion wood to roots, delimbing, spraying, and applying herbicide. Spray Applicators: Apply pesticides, fungicides, fertilizers, and herbicides, when and where directed by the spray manager. You will be asked to drive a fabricated vehicle through the orchard. Consult with spray manager with any concerns involving the quality of our crop or the health of our trees and give recommendations. Operate equipment safely and responsibly. Keep spray equipment lawful and clean. Keep records of chemicals, rate and location applied and turn in to spray manager. Communicate with spray manager or operations manager if problems or questions arise. If repairs are needed talk to mechanic before continuing use of equipment. Pruning: Workers will receive proper tools for the job, i.e., saw, pruners, chain saws, loppers, and hand snips. These tools will be returned to the employer at the end of the task. Workers will be assigned rows of trees and must prune each tree according to the size of the tree and the need for pruning. Workers must take care not to damage limbs that are not being pruned. Workers must prune the needed trees according to the above requirements. Workers must remove all resulting materials from the trees and stack in the resulting brush in the center of the tractor/equipment middles. Pruning Standards: When pruning you will want to prune out the following: Suckers, stubs, or broken branches, downward growing branches, rubbing or crisscrossing branches, upward growing interior branches, whorls, and narrow crotches. Orchard Laborer/Maintenance: Workers involved in orchard maintenance may be required to pick up roots, limbs, rocks, or debris from the orchard or fields being prepared for orchard planting, fencing, and mowing of lawns and orchards. Mow, edge, and fertilize lawns. Weed and mulch landscape beds. Trim hedges, shrubs, and small trees. Remove dead, damaged, or unwanted trees and water lawns. Harvest: Workers will be assigned to a crew and cherries will be harvested mechanically. Farm Equipment Operation During Harvest: Workers may be required to operate tractors and other farm equipment during harvest. Operators: Operators must conduct a pre-operation maintenance check at the beginning and during each shift. Forklift Drivers: Operator is responsible for checking fluids. You will operate forklift that hauls tanks of water off trucks to the crew and haul cherries back to load on truck. Operators must be able to communicate with crew leader, skimmers, and truck drivers. You are required to obey all traffic laws when moving equipment down the road. Hilo Operators: Workers will operate a Hilo to load and unload tanks of cherries as they arrive at the receiving facilities. Skimmers: Skim leaves and sticks from cherry tanks filled with water and cherries. Requires hard physical worker with arms and a lot of walking. Always need to be alert because job requires working behind heavy equipment. Assist with apiary management: Workers will be assisting the apiary managers/ supervisors in applying Bee treatment, assist with honey extraction and operate Hilo.
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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Special Requirements:
Applicants must be 18 years or older. Employer may conduct a criminal background check on all new employees at employers expense. Workers may be asked to operate farm equipment and experience is necessary. 3 months experience operating Orchard Equipment is required. Must be able to lift and carry 30-60 lbs. All tools, supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to the workers. The cost of tools destroyed maliciously or lost carelessly will be deducted from workers wages. May drive workers to field and/or grocery. Valid Drivers License is required. Proper work attire is required. Workers should come prepared wearing appropriate clothing and footwear for the environmental and working conditions described. Cell phones can only be used during breaks, emergencies, and to communicate with supervisors when needed. Spray Applicators: Must have a valid drivers license to operate. Understand all safety requirements for handling spray material in any emergency situation that may arise.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Cherry Ke, Inc. (Petition 2)
Kewadin, MI 49648
Telephone Number:


Quarterline Rd and Winters Rd (Beards E 03), Kewadin , MI 49648

Job Order Details

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