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Equipment Operator

Todd Greiner Farms Packing, LLC

hart, MI

$18.50 per hour


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Job Description

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GENERAL LABOR: Worker will complete hand tasks to establish and maintain orchard areas, including shoveling, picking up roots, rocks and garbage around the orchard. Worker will use a variety of farm provided tools to complete hand tasks including a shovel, hammer, stapler, posthole digger and plumbing tools. Worker will cut down trees, carry and stack wood cut with chainsaw. Worker may be required to pick up trimmed/cut branches and place in center of orchard rows. The safe and careful use of a chainsaw is necessary, Employer will provide additional training. Worker will inform managers of crop progress, pests, weeds, etc. of fields and orchards. Worker will be required to walk, bend, kneel, stoop and lift for long periods of time. Worker will be required to lift up to 65 pounds. Thinning: Thinning is a manual process used to control the size and quality of grown fruit. Worker must possess ability to pick up and handle a 16 foot orchard ladder weighing 40 pounds. Worker will remove the smallest fruit blossom, bud and/or identifiable fruit from within a cluster of other fruits. Workers will be expected to be able to identify and remove fruit that is misshapen, damaged and/or with other quality problems as directed by supervisors. Thinning may be done from the ground or a ladder up to 16 feet in height or from a motorized platform. Pruning: Pruning numerous varieties of apple trees according to established company procedures based on the difference in the treatment of different varieties. Worker will perform pruning on trees for long periods of time using a variety of pruning equipment including hand shears, hand loppers, hand saws, and 16-foot ladders. Pruning and thinning may be done from the ground or a ladder up to 16 feet in height or from a motorized platform. Workers may be required to selectively prune only trees of a certain size and color as instructed by supervisors. Worker must possess or acquire pruning skills in order to identify and remove stubs or broken branches, downward-growing branches, branches which rub against each other, shaded interior branches, dead wood and shoots/suckers. Workers will both hand prune and machine prune. Reggie Weeding/Hoeing: Worker will ride on mechanical weeding machine down rows of planted crops using a garden hoe or hand levers 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, sit and stand for long periods of time. Tree planting: Worker may assist with the marking out of new orchards using string, marking sticks, marking flags and tape measure. Trees will be unbundled and handled with care as not to break and damage young trees. Trees are planted mechanically with a planter and by hand. Worker will ride the machine and place plants in the holes as the machine moves along the row. Tree graft union height will be adjusted by pulling the tree until at a specific height using a specially marked stick as a measure. Straighten tree and compact soil around tree. Worker will trim some small branches, place plastic tree guards around base of tree and hang deer repellant bags on tree. Worker will be required to unload boxes of trees to be planted. Some workers will walk behind planter to ensure proper planting. Worker will also assist in replacing dead trees in established orchards. Worker will use shovel to manually remove dead tree and replace with new tree. Worker will apply pellet fertilizer around base of the trees. Worker will do general maintenance on farm buildings and farm equipment such as painting, repairing, washing, cleaning, scrubbing, wiping down, and rinsing. Pay will be hourly. Crops: asparagus, cherries, sweet corn, peach, hard squash, pumpkin/gourd, zucchini, brussel sprouts, and apples.
Job Classification:
45-2091.00 - Agricultural Equipment Operator

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Job requires worker to complete Agriculture Equipment Operator tasks in asparagus, cherries, sweet corn, peach, hard squash, pumpkin/gourd, zucchini, brussel sprouts, and apples. Experience Requirement: 4 months verifiable commercial agriculture equipment operator experience required. Applicants must furnish job references from employers of the last 2 years establishing acceptable prior experience. Drug Testing done at employers expense and not utilized as pre employment tool.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Todd Greiner Farms Packing, LLC
Hart, MI 49420
Telephone Number:


2542 N. 128th Ave, hart, MI 49420

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