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J & H Fleming Farms, Inc.

Shelby, MI

$18.50 per hour


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Job Description

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Farm Laborer: Worker cares for young non-producing fruit trees including weeding, hoeing, trunk painting, hand fertilizing, and growth selection by hand and clipping. Maintain pre-set grafting throughout season. Worker cares for existing orchard by removing stones/rocks with shovel, cleaning up debris and other hand tasks. Worker places straw or mulch around base of tree with hands or pitchfork. Worker may use hand tools such as chainsaw, pole saw, shovel, auger, and pitchfork. Worker will conduct tasks associated with process of clearing orchard or field. Worker will use shovel to pry stones from ground and carry rocks to trailer to be removed from field/orchard. Worker will assist in removing trash, debris, roots, branches, trees, old string, and wire from trellis orchard blocks and rocks from cleared field or orchard. Some workers will drive tractor with trailer attached to remove debris from field/orchard or use a brownie. Worker will conduct tasks associated with care and maintenance of farm property. Worker will mow grass, weed whack, assist with fueling pad maintenance, cut down trees, stack wood, paint buildings, sweep and other hand tasks. In nursery and orchard, fruit 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 trees in the holes/trench as the machine moves along the row. Tree graft union height will be adjusted by pulling the tree until at a specific height as instructed by supervisor. Worker will straighten tree and compact soil around 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 remove existing tree from the ground using a shovel and transplant to new location following steps described for fruit tree planting. Worker will place anchor post, end angle post and inline post in ground using equipment such as: excavator, tractor, loader with auger, and loader with anchor attachment, and tools such as shovel or posthole digger. Posts may need to be re-aligned after placement with shovel, posthole digger, and level. Worker will drill post to install wire and then install tree support. Worker may work on ground, motorized platform or up to a 15' ladder. Worker will be required to lift up to 60 pounds. Worker will remove wire, tree support, posts, and anchors. Worker may use equipment such as a tractor as directed by supervisor. Worker will install irrigation lines, headers, mainline, valves, micro sprinklers, and other irrigation equipment as directed by supervisor. Worker will be required to check and maintain all working components of irrigation system including irrigation lines, micro sprinklers, headers, mainlines, valves, and other irrigation equipment. Workers will be required to repair leaks as directed by supervisor. Worker will complete farm clean up tasks that include picking up rocks, removing downed trees, clearing roots, brush, old string, wire from trellis orchard blocks and garbage removal as instructed by supervisor. Worker may be required to keep orchard weed free, removing weeds by hand or with hand pump. Worker will manually paint trunks of young trees using paint and paint brush. 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 general farm labor, orchard maintenance and hand harvest of apples, asparagus, peaches, pears and sweet cherries. Experience Requirement: 3 verifiable months of commercial agriculture experience in tree fruit or asparagus required. Applicants must furnish job references from recent employers within the past 3 years establishing acceptable prior experience. Drug testing not utilized as pre-employment tool. Worker agrees to testing as a condition of employment. Testing done at employers' expense and not utilized as a pre-employment tool.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
J & H Fleming Farms, Inc.
Shelby, MI 49455
Telephone Number:


2206 96th Ave, Shelby, MI 49455

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
per 18 pallet bin Apple Strip Picking/$18.50 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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