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- This job requires tree fruit agricultural experience by the worker.
Crops: Cherries and Pears.
These crops listed may or may not be planted and employer is not limited to only these crops listed
Pruning: Responsible for cutting down, pruning, or trimming branches, leaves, and roots from trees to prevent damage and destruction or for aesthetic purposes. Cut away dead, obstructive, or excess branches from trees. Climb ladders to properly access trees and cut down limbs. Prune or treat trees using handsaws, pruning hooks, sheers, and clippers Use power tools to gain access to high areas. Remove debris and cart away large limbs for disposal. Cut branches away from power lines. Clear sites, streets, and grounds for woody and herbaceous materials. Such as tree stumps and fallen trees and limbs. Strip bark from trees.
Tree Training: The worker will train the tree to form the structure of the tree. This can be done either from the ground or ladder. Tree training could be hoeing, tree painting, tying, and positioning tree limbs together and to trellis, cutting, fixing, or installing wire on trellis.
Other job specifications include: THIS IS A DESCRIPTION FOR PEARS AND CHERRIES
Spray and mix chemicals and fertilizers
Perform general repairs of broken sprinklers and water irrigation systems. (Replacing sprinklers and irrigation hoses)
Rake brush from trees and tree rows.
Install irrigation systems, change irrigation valves and sets.
Drive tractors and use implements attached to the tractor (spray chemicals and fertilizers, move fruit bins, etct)
Picking numerous varieties of fruit according to established company procedures accounting for differences in the treatment of different varieties.
Selectively pick only fruit of a certain color and/or size as instructed by the supervisor.
Handle fruit carefully and not bruise or damage the fruit when it is placed in the bin.
Observation of bruised, damaged or cull fruit by the supervisor will result in a bad bin mark and after three bad bin marks, the workers will receive disciplinary action up to and including termination. A bad bin mark occurs when a bin is inspected and a significant number of culls, bruised or damages are found by the supervisors.
Worker must be adept at safely placing and using ladders. Much of the work will be done from an aluminum ladder up to 12 feet in height.
Walk and stand on uneven and/or sloped orchard terrain for up to 10 hours per day.
Thinning of pear trees.
Harvest preparation including spreading bins, rolling bins into blocks by hand or tractor.
Thinning may be done from the ground or ladder up to 12 feet in height, or from a motorized platform.
Repair sprinklers for the irrigation system.
Load and unload empty bins by hand or tractor and place them in the orchard.
Assist in any task directly pertaining to the operation of the agricultural enterprise.
- Job Classification:
- 45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse