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Bardenhagen Berries

Lake Leelanau, MI

$18.50 per hour


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Job Description

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Farm Laborer: GENERAL FARM MAINTENANCE: Worker will complete farm maintenance tasks that include painting, power washing, mowing, cleaning, sanitizing or repairing harvest containers, repairing equipment, cleaning and storing hand tools and other general farm maintenance tasks. Worker will clean inside and around barn, cooler, greenhouse, warehouse, and housing. Assist with fences, and trellis posts and wires. Assist with construction and maintenance of season extension structures such as mini-tunnels and hoophouses. Pay will be hourly. FIELD DEBRIS REMOVAL: Worker will complete farm clean up tasks in field and orchard that include picking up and removing rocks, roots, brush, irrigation, plastic mulch, old string, wire, and garbage as instructed by Employer. Pay will be hourly. WEEDING: Worker will remove weeds from crop areas in fields. Worker may be required to pull weeds by hand taking care not to damage plants or remove weeds using a hoe or other hand held tools or equipment. Worker will NOT weed strawberry fields. Pay will be hourly. FIELD + SOIL PREPARATION: Worker will complete tasks such as: spreading compost, fertilizer, and soil amendments. Worker will rake beds, lay down plastic mulch and irrigation tape. Workers will use hand tools including broad forks to loosen soil and may also use a 2 wheel tractor for mowing, rototilling, and other soil preparation. Worker may operate equipment (pickup truck, Kawasaki mule, or bucket tractor) to complete tasks related to field preparation (spreading amendments, removing rocks & roots, rototilling with rototiller, installing plastic mulch with bed layer. Pay will be hourly. SORTING: Worker will be required to sort through harvested boxes and remove debris including sticks and leaves. Quality issues must be reported to supervisor. Pay will be hourly. PLANTING: Worker will carefully hand transplant plants with a provided hand-shovel. Plants shall be handled with care as not to break, damage or bruise the plant, while removing them from the tray. The plants shall be placed into the ground so the root structure is entirely covered with ground soil. Plants will be planted at the spacing and depth required by the crop, as directed by supervisor. Workers may assist with planting strawberry plants, in which case the worker will ride the machine and place the plants in the drops as the machine moves along the row. Worker may use other hand tools to assist with transplanting crops, as directed by supervisor. Seeds may be planted in field by hand, or with walk behind push seeder. Seed spacing and depth will vary according to crop. Worker may also assist in greenhouse with mixing potting soil, filling growing containers with potting soil, making soil blocks, and planting seeds. Workers may assist with potting up transplants. Pay will be hourly. CROP MAINTENANCE: Worker will install crop supports such as metal and wooden stakes, netting. Depending on crop, workers will assist with tying up plants using string or clips. Workers will inspect for leaks in irrigation system and repair minor problems. Worker will monitor crops for signs of insect and disease and report any problems to supervisor. Worker will monitor fields for plastic mulch or landscape fabric that has come loose (by wind), and repair with additional weights or pins. Worker will work in greenhouse to assist with pruning crops such as tomatoes and cucumbers. Worker may assist with thinning unripe fruit from apricot and peach trees. Worker will work in greenhouse to assist pruning and trellising crops such as tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. In greenhouse, worker will assist with caring for seedlings with activities such as watering, fertilizing, and moving covers to manage warmth and provide shade. Workers will assist with ventilation in greenhouse by opening and closing sidewalls. 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 asparagus, arugula, beans, beets, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, celery, celeriac, collards, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, fennel, garlic, greens, husk cherry, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, melons, microgreens, onions, pac choi, peas, peppers, potatoes, radishes, rutabaga, shallots, shoots, spinach, squash (summer & winter), swiss chard, tomatillo, tomatoes, turnips, herbs (cilantro, parsley, dill & basil), cut flowers, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, blackberries, apricots, plums, peaches, grapes, gooseberries, currants, and mushrooms. Worker will NOT harvest cherries and strawberries, only pack/sort. Drug testing done at employers expense and not utilized as preemployment tool.
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Work Schedule (Start/End time):
8:00 A.M. - 4:15 A.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Bardenhagen Berries
Company Name:
Steven Bardenhagen
Lake Leelanau, MI 49653
Telephone Number:


7990 E Horn Road,, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653

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