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Riveridge Land Co., LLC

Sparta, MI

$18.50 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
Number of Workers Requested:
Job Duties:
Farm Laborer: Worker will be required to complete the following activities: general farm and orchard maintenance; weeding; shoveling; hoeing; trunk painting; mowing; hand fertilizing; thinning; pruning; grafting; tying limbs; blossom removal; maintain pre-set grafting; plant fruit trees; install tree screens/grow tubes; install rain covers in orchard; drive and operate vehicles, tractors or other agricultural equipment such as forklifts; spray crops with tractor and spray attachment; routine general repairs and maintenance of farm equipment and tools on farm; conduct farm building repairs; complete harvest preparation tasks such as spreading liners in bins, wash and sanitize harvesting bins or repair harvesting bins; hand harvest to quality standards of apples and cherries; field sorting apples not meeting quality standards; oversee job tasks to ensure quality standards are being met; analyze fruit tree thinning and apple and cherry hand harvest; scan workers ID badge to maintain bin count; laying mylar and drip tube; construct and repair trellis; construct and repair deer fence; install and maintain irrigation systems; drain tile repair; clearing old orchards and tree removal; complete general hand tasks to include picking up garbage around the orchard, removing old string and wire from trellis and orchard blocks, picking up brush and rocks throughout the orchard; conduct various field and farm clean up tasks at end of season.
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:
Months of Experience Required:
Special Requirements:
Experience Requirement: 2 verifiable months of commercial tree fruit hand harvest experience required. Applicants must furnish job references from recent employers within the past 3 years establishing acceptable prior experience. Season Commitment: Job offered requires worker be available for and worker agrees to work every day that work is available for entire employment period. Worker must be able to perform job description duties in safe manner consistent with established safety procedures. Worker must possess requisite physical strength and endurance to repeat harvest process throughout workday. Worker must work at sustained pace and make good faith efforts to work efficiently as reasonable under working conditions and consistent with amount, quality and efficiency of three-fourths of 18 bushel box per hour for apple hand harvest of strip pick and color pick.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Riveridge Land Co., LLC
Sparta, MI 49345
Telephone Number:


9000 Fruit Ridge Ave, Sparta, MI 49345

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
per 3/4 bushel bucket (Apple Hand Harvest - Strip Pick) / Estimated Hourly Rate: $18.50/Piece rates are minimum and may change during season or hourly rates may be offered.
Date Posted: