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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Orchard Worker

Sagemoor Group Management Services, Inc.

Pasco, WA

$19.25 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15095472533
Email address to Apply:
sgmsjobs@allanbrosfruit.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
325
Job Duties:
Crops/Commodities: Apples, pears, cherries, wine grapes. Primary tasks will be thinning, leafing planting, training and trellising trees, summer pruning and harvesting of apples, pears, cherries and wine grapes. General - workers will perform any of the following duties: Orchard clean-up, building and repairing tree trellises, spreading compost, removal of strings and wire from trellises and other hand tasks. Care of young non-producing fruit trees, including weeding, tree trunk painting, hand fertilizing and hand clipping. Training of apple, pear and cherry trees to trellises including limb positioning, clipping and tying limbs and shoots to wire. Must be able to train trees to trellis without constant management supervision. Propping and tying of apple, pear and cherry trees and limbs. Workers will install, deploy and remove shade cloth; install, maintain and operate irrigation system. Ability to pick up, use and safely handle a 12 foot orchard ladder weighing approximately 40 lbs. is necessary for performance of general orchard duties. Qualified workers (workers who possess at least one season of previous experience performing the following duties) may be offered tasks including, but not limited to, the operation of vehicles to transport equipment and product from one field location or facility to another and the operation of tractors, planters, sprayers, cultivators, cherry dryers, vehicles and/or forklifts. Workers will be instructed in safety and operation of the vehicles/equipment before driving/operation. Vehicles, tractors, forklifts should be driven in a manner to protect operator, other workers, products, trees, crops and equipment. Repeated failure to obey safety requirements and operating instructions may result in termination. Under supervision of certified pesticide applicator, may mix and apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and/or fertilizer. The vehicles used are standard vans and farm pick-up trucks. The vans will be used to transport farm products, equipment, and the workers. The vehicles provided to workers (van, SUVs, pick-up truck, etc.) are for multi-purpose use on an as-needed basis (e.g., driving workers from employer-provided housing directly to the farm, around the farm properties during the work day, possibly carrying equipment/supplies with them). This may require workers to operate the vehicles on public roads in order to reach the other locations (no CDL w/ passenger endorsement required). These multi-purpose vehicles have a capacity or less than 13 tons, may be used on or off-farm by the workers (e.g., drive to the grocery store, bank, etc. at their discretion). Workers are not required or expected to arrange for the routine pick-up of other workers or groups of workers on a regular schedule or planned basis (e.g., at housing locations or centralized pick-up points). Planting - Workers will prepare fields for planting by clearing cull stock, brush and debris; dig holes, plant seedlings or ‘liners' by hand (including riding on the planting machine, reaching and grabbing a tree and dropping it in the hole and inserting liners in a mechanical planter); shovel dirt around newly-planted trees. Thinning - Thinning is a manual process used to control the size and fruit quality of grown fruit. Employees will be given appropriate training by supervisors. Ability to pick up, use and safely handle a 12 foot orchard ladder weighing approximately 40 lbs. is necessary for performance of thinning tasks. This process requires the employee to be able to appropriately 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 have other quality problems using vision, hand manipulation as directed by supervisors.
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:
This job requires a minimum of three months of prior experience working on a fruit and/or vegetable crop farm handling manual tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities. Applicants must be able to furnish verbal or written statement establishing relevant prior work experience. Workers must be able to perform all work activities with accuracy and efficiency. Primary tasks will be thinning, planting, training and trellising trees, summer pruning and harvesting of apples, pears, cherries, and wine grapes. Work week is Monday through Saturday. Sunday work may be offered but not required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. Employer paid post-hire drug testing may be required at random, upon reasonable suspicion of use or after employee-caused accident where injury to self, others or damage to equipment occurred. Must be willing to work 1st or 2nd shift hours.
Number of Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Sagemoor Group Management Services, Inc.
Location:
Naches, WA 98937
Telephone Number:
+15096532625

Worksite

Address:
BnD Vineyards, LLC -4420 W Fir Road, Pasco, WA 99301

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24067-780284
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
Piece rate is too long. See addendum for complete piece rate.
Date Posted:
3/20/2024

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