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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Farmworkers and Laborers

Creek Valley Farms, LLC

Waldron, MI

$18.50 per hour

ACTIVE

Recruitment Information

Telephone Number to Apply:
+15172008661
Email address to Apply:
creekvalleyas@gmail.com

Job Description

Full Time:
Yes
Number of Workers Requested:
11
Job Duties:
Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Duties may vary from time to time. Must be able to work with minimum supervision. Clearing the ground of rocks, sticks, & roots by hand, hoe, or pull weeds by hand. Workers will perform duties associated with strawberry field, maintenance/establishment, including but not limited to placing and picking up straw from fields, placing runners, row covers, hoeing, bloom snipping, planting, and set up/maintain irrigation systems, drain water from fields with hand tools and shovel when needed. May repair fences and existing farm buildings, and may also participate in irrigation activities. June to late June, Strawberries – Workers will hand harvest strawberries to quality standards and according to size, color, and degree maturity. Workers should not harvest strawberries that are green or visibly rotten. Strawberries should be solid, free from dirt, soil, and sand. Workers will pick the berry from the plant keeping the cap on the berry. Picking is typically done in a kneeling position, advancing down each row. The picked strawberry will be placed in a quart box, placed on 2 8-quart flats, properly filled which is around 16 pounds. Workers will then take the carrier to the packing wagon, placed on the table, in turn, picking up the next two trays to be filled and so on. Workers will move productively along assigned row from start to end, stoop and bend to harvest strawberries according to color and degree of maturity. Workers will use caution to gently pull the fruit from the stem and gently place harvested fruit into containers, caps must remain on the strawberries and no pinching. Workers must be careful all the time to prevent damaging fruit and plant. Strawberries are to be handled in a gentle manner. Late June to Early July – Manually weeding while walking fields by hand or using hand tools.
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:
Workers must be 18 years or older. If driving, a valid drivers license is required. Three (3) months experience in hand harvesting strawberries. Employer may conduct a background check on all new applicants at owners expense. Workers should come prepared wearting appropriate clothing and footwear for the environmental and working conditions described. Cell phone can only be used during breaks, emergencies, and to communicate with the supervisor, when needed. All tools, supplies, and equipment will be provided at no cost to the worker. Lifting requirement is from 5 to 80 lbs. Most of the workday is spent outdoors in agricultural fields and involves exposure to sun, wind, rain, soil, mud, dust, heat/cold, and other natural elements. Workers may stand in one place for long periods of time and must be able to climb, stand, sit, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, bend (from the waist), push, pull, reach, and lift while performing their required job duties. Workers should expect periods of
Number of Hours Per Week:
35
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
6:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Creek Valley Farms, LLC
Location:
Waldron, MI 49288
Telephone Number:
+15172008661

Worksite

Address:
6527 E Camden Road, Waldron, MI 49288

Job Order Details

ETA Case Number:
H-300-24078-808224
Multiple Worksites:
No
Additional Wage Information:
per 8 quart flat - $18.50/hour guaranteed
Date Posted:
3/22/2024

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