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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers/laborers

WASHINGTON FRUIT AND PRODUCE CO

OTHELLO, WA

$19.25 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15093461410
Email address to Apply:
H2Arecruitment@washfruit.com
Web address to Apply:
https://www.worksourcewa.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
32
Job Duties:
Job Description: Under the direction of a crew supervisor, this application encompasses harvest of apples, grapes and cherries as well as thinning, pruning, training and other orchard labor. The worker will perform duties on a motorized platform, from the ground and/ or utilizing a ladder. The worker must possess the ability to pick-up and handle a 10-12 ft. orchard ladder. All other duties assigned under this order are those of the Farm Worker, Diversified Crops, Standard Occupational Classification (SOC): 45-2092 job under the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The worker will be assigned work by the supervisor and may perform any of the duties herein. Worker will harvest in a safe, effective manner obeying all work and safety rules, being observant of moving equipment, slip and trip hazards and other potentially dangerous situations, reporting some to supervisors. Worker will report all injuries: use safety procedures while sharpening knives and performing job. Cherry Harvest: The worker will hand harvest fruit on a motorized platform, from the ground, and/or utilizing a ladder. The worker will attach the harness, bucket or bag and pick low hanging fruit. The worker will pick according to grade, color and size by grasping fruit with their hands and removing it from the tree in a motion that will not harm buds on tree branches. The worker will carry the harness, bucket or bag of up to 20 lbs. and will place the fruit into lugs. The worker must exercise care at all times to prevent bruising of fruit or breaking of branches. Some workers may be tasked with examining harvested fruit in bins and sort out any fruit not meeting the grade, color and size specifications. Apple Harvest: The worker will hand harvest fruit on a motorized platform, from the ground, and/or utilizing a ladder. The worker will attach the harness, bucket or bag and pick fruit. The worker will pick according to grade, color and size by grasping fruit with their hands and removing it from the tree in a motion that will not harm buds on tree branches. The worker will carry the harness, bucket or bag of up to 20 lbs. and will place the fruit into lugs. The worker must exercise care at all times to prevent bruising of fruit or breaking of branches. Some workers may be tasked with examining harvested fruit in bins and sort out any fruit not meeting the grade, color and size specifications. In some instances, Contractor may require or allow more than one employee to pick fruit into a single bin. When more than one worker picks fruit into a single bin, the piece rate for the single bin shall be split evenly amongst all employees contributing to the completion of such bin, regardless of actual contribution. If there are any concerns about whether such contributions are relatively equal, please report to them to your supervisor. Grape Harvest: The worker will hand and/or machine harvest numerous varieties of wine grapes. The worker will place the fruit in either a plastic tub or stainless-steel bin. The worker must exercise care at all times to prevent breaking of grape vines and to maximize the quality of the fruit. Some workers may be tasked with examining harvested fruit in bins and sort out any fruit not meeting the grade, color and size specification. No Ladder Use Apple Harvest: Workers will hand harvest fruit only from the lower-half section of the tree. No ladder will be utilized during this process. The worker will attach the harness, bucket or bag and pick low hanging fruit. The worker will pick according to grade, color and size by grasping the fruit with their hands and removing it from the tree in a motion that will not harm buds on tree branches. The worker will carry the harness, bucket or bag of up to 20 lbs. and will place the fruit into the bin. The worker must exercise care at all times to prevent bruising of fruit or breaking of branches.
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

Experience Required:
Yes
Months of Experience Required:
3
Special Requirements:
Job Requirements: 3 months of experience working with tree fruit crops. Cannot be color blind due to the need to distinguish colors of the product, able to use shears, clippers and other agricultural tools, no smoking, illegal drugs, alcohol, or weapons of any sort in the housing or work fields. Must be able to communicate in English or Spanish as it is required for training and safety purposes. Work is performed outdoors in open fields and can involve exposure to sun, wind, mud, dust, heat, cold and other elements of the normal field environment. Temperatures can range from 20 degrees F to over 100 degrees F during the period of employment. Workers should come prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear for the work and working conditions described. This work may entail exposure to plant pollens, insects and noxious plants, and to fields and plant materials which have been treated with insect and/or disease control sprays.
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:30 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
WASHINGTON FRUIT AND PRODUCE CO
Company Name:
WASHINGTON FRUIT ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES II, INC
Location:
OTHELLO, WA 99344
Telephone Number:
+15093461410

Worksite

Address:
BADGER RANCH LLC/ 12223 ROAD C SE, OTHELLO, WA 99344

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24033-690563
Multiple Worksites:
No
Date Posted:
2/14/2024

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